The mission of the UNMC Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology is to excel in research, teaching, service and mentoring.
In pursuit of the Department’s research mission, the faculty currently holds grants from extramural sources such as the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, and several private companies. The primary research strength of the Department is in the area of the cardiovascular and renal physiology, but there is also expertise in the areas of neural control of cardiopulmonary and renal function.
The Department’s teaching activities revolve around graduate-level courses, which are offered either each semester, annually or on a 2-yr rotating basis. In addition, the faculty participates in teaching core courses for students enrolled in other programs – medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, nuclear medicine, physical therapy and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS). Several of our faculty members have won teaching awards.
The Department also excels in research training at a variety of educational levels. This research training emphasis is a reflection of the mentoring mission of the Department. Research training programs are offered for high school and undergraduate students, medical students, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees.
Each member of our faculty serves the scientific community by acting as a grant reviewer (for regional or national funding agencies), manuscript reviewer (for scientific journals) and/or holding elected office in national societies (e.g. the American Physiological Society).