The Department of Neurological Sciences (DONS) is a pillar of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, located in Omaha Nebraska. Our Mission is to lead the nation across the neuroscience services through the highest quality patient care, premiere educational programs, innovative research, and community outreach, directly in line with the mission of the COM and UNMC. The DONS clinical programs and activities have dramatically grown in productivity and scope over the last 5 years. It is the fastest-growing established department within the institution relative to size. This is evidenced by a large increase in clinical faculty and by organization into 9 divisions. DONS has achieved regional and national reputations across subspecialty services in MS, Movement, Vascular Neurology and Tele-stroke network development, Neuropsychology/Behavioral neurology, Neuromuscular disorders, Epilepsy, Neuro-Critical Care and Neuro-ophthalmology, along with multiple clinical Centers of Excellence. Education mission efforts have resulted in an approved resident complement of 20 residents and a range of fellowships. DONS is a recognized international center for visiting scholars and continues to advance outreach activities across clinical and academic fronts, regionally and internationally. The DONS Chair and team have built multiple strategic research programs and initiatives from the ground up and transformed these into viable programs. Research has significantly grown in terms of activity and awarded grants. The DONS chair is the PI for the GP IDeA CTR (Great Plains Institutional Development Award for Clinical and Translational Research) network, supported by the largest NIH grant award so far at UNMC. This comprehensive multi-institutional effort headquartered at UNMC has elevated team science through many new education offerings, annual CTR meetings, and dozens of pilot program awards. The DONS was recently rated first in federally funded research dollars among neurology departments at Regents designated peer institutions. Omaha is a great place to live and build a career in neurology that makes a difference.
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