Boys Town National Research Hospital is an ideal institution for conducting clinic-translational research, in large part due to access to patients. Our pediatrics and audiology practices are the largest in Omaha. We have over 500 cochlear implant patients and continue to add new patients annually. We also house the largest preschool in the area designed to support children with hearing loss.
Our research department continues to grow. Research faculty positions have increased over 25% since 2014. The areas of neurobehavioral, communication, and language research have a growing focus and new initiatives. The hospital received a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant award in 2014 and founded the Center for Perception and Communication in Children. This transformational hearing research aims to understand the consequences of childhood hearing loss on speech and language perception and processing.
Our Core Facilities
Administrative Core manages a mentorship program for junior investigators, funding to support pilot projects. This core maintains a broad network of intellectual resources and supports ongoing collaboration with regional research and community partners.
Human Subjects Core
Human Subjects Core serves the research aims of investigators by assisting with subject recruitment, database administration and test data support.
Technology Core offers state-of-the-art software and hardware to assist all levels of the research team. Custom lab software, data analysis and technical expertise are available to faculty and staff.
Resources for Scientists