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Read the stories below to learn how NU researchers are changing the way today’s problems are solved.

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Discover Our Podcast Series

“Leading Nebraska” tells the stories of researchers, students and staff who are making a real impact. Join us in March as we follow Chris Kratochvil, UNMC’s Global Center for Health Security Distinguished Chair. He discusses the world-renowned infectious disease center and how UNMC is providing solutions needed to face the next pandemic.

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Expanding High-Speed Internet Into Nebraska’s Rural Communities

Rural Broadband

High-speed internet is an integral part of everyday life for most Americans—yet, many people still lack access. UNK researchers Angela Hollman and Tim Obermier are working to address rural broadband disparities in Nebraska.

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shane farritor

Transforming Surgeries with a Robotic Platform

Virtual Incision

A company founded by UNL faculty member Shane Farritor is moving steadily toward FDA approval of a miniaturized, first-of-its-kind surgical robot that will transform abdominal surgeries.

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Finding Pancreatic Cancer Earlier

Cancer Research

Families with a history of pancreatic cancer are often faced with uncertainty about their future health. But important work at UNMC by researchers like Dr. Christina Hoy could be the first step to developing an early detection tool for this mysterious disease.

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Supporting Homeland Security Through Counterterrorism Research


Led by Dr. Gina Ligon, NCITE is America’s latest terrorism and targeted violence-fighting tool. 50+ academics from 19 universities work in counterterrorism research; innovating, educating, and creating new prevention strategies.

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