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To improve the life of every child — through dedication to exceptional clinical care, research, education, and advocacy

To be a global leader for children’s health

At Children’s Nebraska, we know that treating patients is our main responsibility. However, we’re also charged with training aspiring medical professionals, sharpening the skills of current professionals, and contributing to the field of research.

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For Professionals, Students & Trainees

Medical Education Programs

We provide faculty and students with several opportunities for furthering their education and expertise. Our offerings include medical education (residency and fellowship opportunities for non-nursing medical specialists), nursing education, and continuing medical education for current professionals. In addition, we have a Summer Undergraduate Research Program and a Pediatric Honors program, which provide educational opportunities for undergraduate and fourth-year medical students.

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For Researchers: The Child Health Research Institute

The Child Health Research Institute: Children’s & University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research has been a major focus at Children’s and has grown rapidly. Faculty and staff perform a wide range of research activities to advance knowledge about childhood diseases. The research encompasses all areas, including:

  • Basic laboratory studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Disease discovery
  • Characterization of the variation and natural history of diseases
  • Investigating pathogenic mechanisms
  • Testing new therapeutic approaches

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