About UNMC and Omaha

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is the only public health science center in the state. UNMC serves as both a primary care facility and a tertiary referral center.  We are recognized as one of the country's leading centers in cancer with a specialty in hematopoietic malignancies, transplantation biology, bioterrorism preparedness, neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular diseases, genetics and biomedical technology. Nebraska Medicine is the hospital partner of UNMC.  Together, it is Nebraska's largest teaching hospital with over eight hundred beds and twenty-nine thousand admissions annually.

Financial support from the generous giving of private individuals enables our campus to grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community. For further information, please visit Campus Growth

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Situated on the banks of the Missouri River, Omaha is named after the Omaha tribe, which means "Dwellers on the bluff".  Founded on July 4, 1854, Omaha played a pivotal role in the westward migration of the 1800s and in the development of the transcontinental railroad.  This allowed Omaha to boom with the cattle stockyards and other trade.

Today, the metropolitan area has a population over 915,000. Omaha is a thriving business community that hosts four Fortune 500 companies.  Our city is ranked fourth best in the country (for populations under one million) and number one in the prosperity category by New York based firm Resonance Consultancy, Inc.  Omaha supports many cultural and recreational activities, and is consistently rated as one of the best places in the country to live, work, play and raise children.



Thinking about moving to Omaha?  Check out these sites for additional information:  
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