About Us

Mission: To improve the quality, availability and accessibility of health care for rural Nebraskans through education, research and service.

Vision: UNMC will become the national leaders in rural health education, research and health care delivery.

Five Strategic Imperatives to assure success in the new era of rural health education, research, service delivery and outreach.

  1. Rural education and workforce preparation
  2. Rural health education and delivery models
  3. Rural use of emerging technologies
  4. Rural health research
  5. Enhance UNMC’s rural brand and maximize organizational structure

Our Team

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health Workforce Education Relations
Director, Rural Health Initiatives
Assistant Director, Community Outreach & Engagement, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center


Nikki Carritt
Kelli Jones Schneegass

Rural Health Specialist