University of Nebraska Medical Center receives its largest grant in history

UNMC has been granted a $20.3 million

OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has awarded the University of Nebraska Medical Center the largest research grant in its history.

The Great Plains Institutional Development Award program for Clinical and Translation Research this month received a five-year, $20.3 million research grant. The grant is a renewal of a record $20 million National Institutes of Health grant received in 2016.

The UNMC award is set to enhance clinical and translational science that includes several regional partners including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Boys Town National Research Hospital, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, Creighton University, the Omaha VA Medical Center, and the Practice Based Research Network, which includes 68 clinical sites across the Great Plains.

Matthew Rizzo, MD, Frances & Edgar Reynolds Chair and professor in the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences, is leading the group receiving the award.

“We have a talented and dedicated scientific team and have made huge strides together over the past five years,” Dr. Rizzo said. “This award recognizes the strong work and endurance of all who contributed in the face of the pandemic.”

The 2021 renewal brings continued support for health-related research to serve unique populations in the Great Plains.

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