Research Facilities

A tower of research gives new hope...
"The glass, steel and concrete structure rises from the ground and towers over Saddle Creek Road. It stands with its twin and marks the west end of the UNMC campus. For some, the Durham Research Centers, are a source of pride. But, for many more people, it is a symbol for hope, progress and cures." - UNMC Discover


DRC Research Towers

Named in honor of the late Charles (Chuck) Durham, former chairman and chief executive of the engineering and architectural firm HDR Inc., who provided the lead gift for both projects, the Durham Research Centers' two towers contain a combined total of more than 550,000 square feet of space dedicated to research.

Working inside Durham Research Center I and II are physicians, scientists tackling some of the most perplexing diseases of our time.  Together, the twin 10-story research towers enable UNMC to enhance research in a number of areas, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurosciences, transplantation biology, genetics, and eye research.  




The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center is shaping cancer care, research and education in Nebraska, the region and the world.  Through collaboration between the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, patients experience personalized care – based on the latest scientific research – in one facility.  As the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Nebraska, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center provides the best in science and clinical practice

UNMC’s research funding from external sources now exceeds $170 million annually and has resulted in the creation of more than 3,200 highly skilled jobs in the state.

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