Omaha – It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.
This year UNO took another step forward as the Midwest's premiere metropolitan university with the addition of a new joint Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in bioinformatics with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
The multidisciplinary program is unique in its joining together of the Bioinformatics program from UNO College of IS&T and the UNMC Health Informatics Program, which utilizes faculty from the College of Medicine and College of Nursing. Marrying these two programs provides students with a broad-based background with opportunities to specialize.
“We are extremely excited about the possibilities we can offer students and the medical industry with this new program,” said Hesham Ali, dean of College of Information Science and Technology. “The uniqueness of this program will extend upon current efforts in this area, giving our graduates the ability to effectively solve problems in biomedical fields.”
The degree was approved by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents in March with classes beginning at UNO during the Fall 2013 semester.
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