Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research

Matthew Lunning, DO, FACP

Dr. Matthew Lunning is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research. He manages clinical research resources, including the clinical research center and the clinical research unit developed for the conduct of trials for persons with highly infectious disease. He also oversees the clinical trials management system, the combined electronic health record access and the Nebraska Biobank. Dr. Lunning assists in the recruitment of new faculty, pilot grant reviews, research education including the clinical research symposium for all clinical fellows, research policy development and streamlining clinical research processes.

Dr. Lunning is the Associate Vice Chair of Research and Associate Professor in the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine’s division of Oncology and Hematology. He has served on the Institutional Review Board since 2014. Prior to becoming a faculty member in 2013, Dr. Lunning completed his internal medicine residency at UNMC, was selected to be chief resident, then completed his fellowship in medical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he was selected to be chief hematology fellow. He has served on several National Comprehensive Cancer Network guideline committees and was recognized with UNMC's distinguished scientist award in 2019.