Board of Advisors

The Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Center for Women’s Health Board, led by Carl Smith, MD, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, consists of:


The mission of the Olson Center is to provide a national comprehensive health science center at UNMC for women, focusing on women’s health issues and new frontiers of science, medicine, and nursing practice related to health care for women. In its 27-year history, the Olson Center has made a tremendous impact on the health of women in the region, providing seed research grants, bridge grants, funding for novel clinical and education programs, residency support, and enabling the hiring of talented individuals to uphold its mission. It has established a legacy of philanthropy that has had a long-reaching effect on UNMC and those it serves.

Projects or Positions Approved for Funding, FY 19-20 and 20-21:

In total, the approved budget for FY20-21 is $1.15 million, with 42% allocated to research, 42% allocated to education, 11% allocated to administrative support, and 4% going towards novel clinical activity.