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A vital enterprise in the nation’s heartland, the University of Nebraska Medical Center has its eye on improving the future of health care in Nebraska and beyond.
As Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, UNMC is committed to the education of a 21st century health care work force, to finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, to providing the best care for patients, and to serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC also is committed to embracing the richness of diversity, and is a major economic engine for the state of Nebraska.
Led by Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving about 3,700 students in more than two dozen programs. Our primary care program was recently ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and our physician assistant program was ranked ninth. The university’s physical therapy, pharmacy and public health programs also are ranked among the top in the country.
Chancellor: Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.
Enrollment (Fall 2016): 3,861 students
Employees (September 2016): 5,112 (4,387.5 FTE)
Operating Budget (2016-2017): $701.5 million (21.5 percent state-supported)
Research Grants (2015-2016): $115.1 million
Founded: 1881. Originally the Omaha Medical College, the college became affiliated with the University of Nebraska in 1902.
Major Units: College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, College of Public Health, Graduate College, College of Allied Health Professions, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Munroe-Meyer Institute, Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute.
University of Nebraska: The University of Nebraska Medical Center is one of four campuses of the University of Nebraska, which is led by President Hank Bounds, Ph.D.. The other campuses are: the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK). The University of Nebraska is supervised by an eight-member Board of Regents.
Economic Impact: UNMC and its hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, have an annual impact of $4.2 billion.
In the most recent ranking of graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report, UNMC primary care program ranked fifth of 170 medical schools. Its physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy and nursing programs also are ranked among the best in the country.
Nearly half of Nebraska’s physicians, dental professionals, pharmacists, bachelor-prepared nurses and allied health professionals have graduated from UNMC.
UNMC offers a wide array of benefit and related programs that are vital to enhancing employees' working and non-working lives.
UNMC is committed to creating a culturally competent environment that celebrates the richness of diversity represented on campus.
To achieve this goal UNMC offers opportunities throughout the year for employees to come together. Employees can attend the Diversity Lecture Series, Culture Fest, Spirit Week, the Holi Festival of Colors or International Week.
An advisory council, the Chancellor’s Diversity Advisory Steering Committee, consisting of representatives from all colleges and major units, is charged with making recommendations to the chancellor related to diversity planning, evaluation and accountability.
It is through enriching experiences, events and discussions that we get to know each other a little better and realize we are more alike than different.
Whether engaged in patient care, research or education UNMC touches the lives of millions of people. As part of a global health community, we recruit students from around the world and here at home who have an interest in serving patients from all walks of life.
UNMC strives to create an environment of inclusion for everyone – patients, visitors, employees, students. When you step foot on this campus, we hope you feel valued, respected, connected. And we hope you feel this way beyond the confines of our campus as our students, faculty and staff reach out into the surrounding communities, the nation and the world.
Our mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.