Faculty/Staff Profile

Lani Zimmerman, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN
Director, Center for Patient, Family & Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management

Contact Information
University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Lincoln Division
550 N 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0620
tel: (402) 472-3847
E-Mail: lzimmerm@unmc.edu

I am originally from Montana and moved to Nebraska to take a faculty position at UNMC. I have found UNMC to be a stimulating environment to work. I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities at the University and have watched UNMC grow to a premier institution. Currently I am Director Center for Patient, Family, and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management (CENTRIC), Director of Mentored Scholars Program at UNMC, and Operational Director of Professional Development Core of the Great Plains Center for Clinical and Translational Research.


  • Symptom Management in the post CABG patient
  • Symptom Management in women post CABG patient
  • Secondary Risk Factor Modification in the CAD population
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska Care Transition Intervention

Professional Service/Recognition

  • 2016 UNMC Outstanding Mentor of Junior Faculty
  • 2009 Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing
  • 2009 Midwest Nursing Research Society Senior Nurse Scientist
  • 2008 UNMC Distinguished Scientist Award
  • 2007 Fellowship in the American Heart Association (FAHA)
  • 2013 - 2020 Niedfelt Professorship
  • 2005 MNRS Acute Care Section Distinguished Scientist Award
  • 2002 Penny Z. Davis Research Award


  • Translational & Interdisciplinary Outcomes Research
  • Clinical and Translational Seminars

Lani Zimmerman, RN, PhD