Faculty from the the Department of Pathology and Microbiology are founding members of two prominent research centers on the campus of UNMC. These centers were approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Reagents, who recognize and value the need for these centers, which allow for new opportunities for collaboration and translation. These centers comprise of researchers and clinicians working together to advance research and communication and to improve the overall medical care, education and outreach for our patients.
James O. Armitage Center for Hematological Malignancies Research
The James O. Armitage Center for Hematological Malignancies Research (JOACHMR) is comprised of interdisciplinary teams of renowned hematologists, oncologists, hematopathologists, and basic science investigators, working together to prevent, diagnose and treat leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas. They are actively involved in basic, translational, and clinical research related to these hematological malignancies. The JOACHMR already has a large computerized clinical database, including pathology and genetic information on lymphoma cases, and a large tissue bank of frozen lymphoma specimens and normal lymphoid tissues, which is an invaluable resource for the work of the center.
Center for Staphylococcal Research
The Center for Staphylococcal Research (CSR) is the university's newest established research center. Built on the expertise of several leading microbiologists and clinicians throughout the midwest, the CSR will conduct cutting-edge basic research on Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and S. epidermidis, developing genetic and molecular tools for use by the staphylococcal research community world-wide. They will also promote clinical investigations on staphylococcal infections, which will be translated into improved health care practices and patient outcomes. As part of an academic institution, CSR will also serve as an educational center for developing scientists interested in pursuing a career in staphylococcal disease research, as well as outreach programs for the general public and health organizations.
To learn more about this group of researchers and their projects, please visit the CSR website.