UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Wester Co-Investigator for CGAP IPE Grant

Dr. Wester

The UNMC College of Nursing recently received the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Practice Interprofessional Education (CGAP IPE) grant from the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-based Education and Practice.  Department of Family Medicine Associate Professor, Rebecca Wester, M.D. served as a c0-investigator for the grant along with faculty from the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine. Dr. Wester will assist with implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of… Continue Reading

Residents offer advice to medical students

Family Medicine interns Angie Yamada, M.D., and Josh Laurila, D.O.

The UNMC Family Medicine Interest Group invited representatives from three local residency programs to their latest meeting on Tuesday, October 18. More than 30 medical students gathered to hear from seven residents about the reasons they chose their respective programs and the work/life balance of a resident. Chief resident Jamil Neme, M.D. and interns Angie Yamada, and Josh Laurila, D.O., represented the UNMC Department of… Continue Reading

Student Health provides vaccines to students


The College of Pharmacy and Student Health have partnered together to administer Student Run PPD and Flu Shot Clinics. The needs of the student population are being met by using the new College of Pharmacy Simulation Lab. More than 900 vaccines have been provided over the course of six weeks with five clinics still remaining this year. The schedule for the Student Health PPD and… Continue Reading

FMIG Hosts NAFP for monthly meeting


The UNMC Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) welcomed the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians to their monthly meeting held on September 29. The Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President, Liz Simon, NAFP President, Christine Jeffrey, MD, and board chair of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Robert Wergin, MD spoke about American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) membership and their experience in Family… Continue Reading

Family Medicine welcomes Project SEARCH Intern

Matt Mulligan

The Department of Family Medicine welcomes Matt Mulligan, a student intern with Project SEARCH. In partnership with the Munroe-Meyer Institute, Project SEARCH “was initiated in 2015 to create unpaid internship opportunities to help individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities gain knowledge and skills which could potentially lead to paid employment.” Matt shared a little bit about himself and his experience so far.  By Matt Mulligan My name… Continue Reading