A Leader in Ground-Breaking Research

UNMC's world-class research results in breakthroughs that make life better for people throughout Nebraska – and beyond. Our researchers work with providers to speed research discoveries and bring life-changing therapies to patients.

Research by the Numbers

UNMC's researchers are solving today's critical medical questions, while inspiring the next generation of providers and researchers.

$163.9 million

in annual research grants


active research projects


faculty researchers

Research in the News

Immune transformation shows promise for Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's Disease

Immune transformation shows promise for Parkinson's disease

A team of UNMC researchers at UNMC took an important step towards its goal of an effective treatment for Parkinson's Disease by completing a proof-of-concept 12-month study demonstrating that a first-generation drug is well-tolerated and safe. The results were published in EBioMedicine, a leading Lancet open access journal.

Study: RA patients have higher risk of COVID-19, complications


Study: RA patients have higher risk of COVID-19, complications

A yearlong study led by a UNMC and Veterans Affairs researcher found that rheumatoid arthritis was associated with a 25% higher risk of COVID-19 and 35% higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization or death.

Project reveals asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 in schools


Project reveals asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 in schools

Jana Broadhurst, MD, PhD A pilot project in the Omaha Public School district detected new SARS-CoV-2 infections which wouldn't have been detected otherwise, indicating that infection and case rates in schools are much higher that what's being reported through routine self-initiated tests and reporting. This study is believed to be the first description of SARS-CoV-2 testing in K-12 schools that combines individual screening with building-level environmental monitoring.

Areas of Emphasis

A wide range of research projects are underway at UNMC today, in bench science labs, translational research centers and clinical trials.

Research Facilities

State-of-the-art facilities enable UNMC graduate and doctoral students to study and work in a technologically enhanced research environment. The Omaha campus is home to more than 740,000 square feet of dedicated research space. UNMC's core facilities offer dozens of shared technologies and services.

Core Facilities

Collaboration areas encourage interaction

Collaboration areas encourage interaction between researchers and clinicians in the Buffett Cancer Center.

Find an Expert

UNMC researchers have diverse areas of expertise and collaborate with biomedical, engineering, informatics and life sciences investigators to advance knowledge.

Research Experts

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials help researchers discover new disease treatments and provide valuable information. Participants can experience several benefits from clinical trials, including gaining access to new treatment options before they are widely available.

Clinical Trials

Additional Resources

UNMC offers a collaborative and highly engaged research community and access to world-class facilities.