About

The Department of Neurological Sciences constantly pursues all aspects of the UNMC mission: clinical service, medical education, biomedical research and community outreach.

We have 50 faculty, nine advanced practice providers, 24 neurology residents and nine fellows.  DONS faculty are specialized clinicians, recognized clinical researchers and accomplished educators.  With seven clinical programs of excellence, we provide state-of-the-art patient care and diagnostic testing using the latest technology. 

Our residents are trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and affiliated institutions (Omaha VA and Children's Hospital & Medical Center).  We accept six residents per year starting at the PGY1 level.  Our residents receive outstanding exposure and training in all aspects of neurological diagnosis and care, consistently excel in national in-service examinations, and obtain premier fellowship positions nationwide. 

Research is a core mission of our department, from clinical trials to a broad range basic, translational, and clinical studies to address urgent biomedical research questions.  DONS faculty collaborate with physicians and researchers across campus and with other academic and private partners, research networks, and patient communities.  Research is bolstered by a state-of-the-art functional MRI, magnetoencephalography PET scanning and other tools.  The department also anchors two large Institutional Development Awards (IDeA), namely the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical and Translational Research Network and the Cognitive Neuroscience of Development & Aging Center. The Regents approved Center for Integrative and Translational Neurosciences (CITN) is an umbrella for many other flagship NIH awards to build infrastructure and provide support for many basic, clinical and translational researchers.  

Our faculty are also dedicated to outreach efforts for patients, families, healthcare providers, and community members to provide education and increase awareness and support for all patients and families living with neurological disorders.