Distinguished Scientists

They are the best and brightest from all over the world, working tirelessly right here in the heartland to discover treatments and cures for life-threatening diseases. They are at the center of discovery, conducting breakthrough research that will improve the lives of Nebraskans and beyond. They are UNMC's Distinguished Scientists.  Read about past awardees.

2020 Call for Nominations

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is currently accepting nominations for the following research faculty awards: Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator.  These awards recognize UNMC faculty for their outstanding research achievements and sustained contributions to UNMC’s research mission. 

Nominees for Distinguished Scientist award must have a minimum of 1 year service at UNMC prior to the award year, be an associate professor or above, and have a history of extramural funding at UNMC.   Nominees for Scientist Laureate must meet all the criteria for Distinguished Scientist plus have a minimum of 5 years of service at UNMC prior to the award year. The Research Leadership recognizes past Distinguished Scientists with a record of consistent national funding and demonstrated research leadership.  Assistant Professors who have received their first independent national funding in the past fiscal year (fy19/20) are eligible for the New Investigator Award. 

Final candidates will be selected based upon publication number and impact, research funding, and evidence of research leadership and collaboration.

Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination. Please submit your nominations with a copy of the nominee’s cv to Linda Wilkie in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research by October 30thDownload Nomination Form Here