University of Nebraska
#Cosmoread: The UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
is a renowned center of health sciences research, patient care, and medical education for public located in Omaha, Nebraska
It was originally founded as the Omaha Medical College, a private medical college, in 1880. It soon became a part of the University of Nebraska in 1902. Expanding its education center to a university hospital in 1917, it soon brought a hospital, dental college, pharmacy college, and a graduate college of medicine under one roof in 1968. It has rapidly grown into one of the Omaha’s top employers and has an endowment valued at $641 million and an economic impact of $3.8 billion.
In academics, it ranked 6th in the country in 2014 with its primary care program ranking 4th in 2015 out of 153 medical schools and physical assistant program ranking 9th in the same year. The other divisions of the school ranked in the top 50 in the US.
Regarding research, it is a world-class research center with its addition of the twin state-of-the-art Durham Research Towers. UNMC addresses a variety of issues, including health promotion and disease prevention, environmental health and safety, health care delivery, and Biosecurity and biopreparedness in Nebraska.
The Harold M. And Beverly Maurer Center for Public Health was opened in 2011.
Recently, some additions to the UNMC are:
i) “The Home Instead Center for Successful Aging” which is a two-level center, which increased clinical and translational research by providing an appropriate environment for conducting clinical trials for geriatric-specific disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
ii) “Center for Nursing Science”. It is a 43,000 sqft building which enabled the college to prepare more nurse faculty and nurture more nursing students.
iii) “The Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute”, in June 2013.
The colleges under UNMC include:
i) College of Medicine
ii) College of Dentistry
iii) College of Nursing
iv) College of Pharmacy
v) College of Public Health
vi) School of Allied Health Professions
The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, UNL or NU, is also a public research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. It takes its pride in having the reputation of being state’s oldest university, and the largest in the University of Nebraska system.
The University was listed by the legislature in 1869 as a land-grant university under the 1862 Morrill Act, which was two years after Nebraska’s statehood into the United States. It expanded significantly in and around the 20th century. It hired professors from eastern schools and also researched in agricultural sciences. The “Nebraska method” of ecological study developed here during this time, which pioneered grassland ecology and laid the foundation for research in theoretical ecology for the rest of the 20th century. The university has eight colleges with over 100 classroom buildings and research facilities
Located on two campuses in Lincoln.
It has excelled not only in academics, but also in its athletic program. Called the Cornhuskers, The Nebraska football team has won a total of 46 conference championships, and five national championships since 1970. The women’s volleyball team has won 3 national championships along with eight other appearances in the Final Four. The Husker football team plays its home games at Memorial Stadium, selling out every game since 1962. The stadium’s current capacity is about 92,000 people, larger than the population of Nebraska’s third-largest city.