University of Nebraska Medical Center


Instruction of medical, pharmacy, graduate, nursing, and allied health science students (physician assistants, physical therapists, radiation sciences, and clinical perfusionists) has continually generated high accolades from faculty peers and students.

Placement of PhD recipients into research and clinical programs at Washington University in St. Louis, Cornell University Medical Center, Duke University, Emory University, University of Arizona, and University of Michigan speak to the accomplishments of the graduate students in the department.

PhD in Neuroscience

Our department houses the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) Neuroscience graduate program, which offers formal courses and research training in neuroscience leading to a PhD.

A display of models of the human brain in the McGoogan Health Sciences Library


Neuroscience and Neuroimmunology Research Internship

The PEN department administers the Neuroscience and Neuroimmunology Research Internship.

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The PEN department offers summer research programs for undergraduate, high school students and high school science teachers. Program objectives include providing a research experience that may help students evaluate their interest and potential in a biomedical research career; and providing practical training in the use of current research techniques.

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Neuroimmunology of Disease Training Program

The University of Nebraska Medical Center administers a NIH sponsored neuroimmunology of disease T32 training program. This highly selective program provides research opportunities with mentors in various aspects of study.

Two researchers in white coats work side-by-side in a lab