UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Department adopts a family for the holidays


The Department of Family Medicine joined together to gather donations for this year’s Adopt-A-Family program through UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Family Medicine was assigned to a cystic fibrosis patient’s family which included three children (ages 1 year, 3 years, and 8 years) and their grandmother. Seventeen faculty and staff members raised more than $500 to purchase gifts including grocery gift cards, gas cards, clothing, socks,… Continue Reading

Project SEARCH intern reflects on time in Family Medicine


Project SEARCH intern, Matt Mulligan, spent ten weeks in the UNMC Department of Family Medicine as a clerical assistant. His positive attitude and helpful nature made him a valuable asset to staff and faculty. “Having Matt with us was a wonderful experience,” Matt’s Family Medicine department mentor, Sarah Frink, said. “He helped us file, organize, and execute processes throughout the department.  We are appreciative of… Continue Reading

SIM-NE Update


Department of Family Medicine Professor, Paul Paulman, M.D., is the principal investigator of the $5.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to use mobile, high-tech simulation trucks to provide training opportunities on life-saving procedures for rural emergency medical providers and hospitals. Here is an update from the SIM-NE team and their current focuses: Securing space for each truck. Meeting with… Continue Reading

FMIG hosts Skills Night


UNMC’s Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted their annual Skills Night for the College of Medicine Class of 2020 on November 16. The evening focused on skills for the objective structured clinical examination. Students practiced sutures, injections, and IV insertion in the MSC Clinical Simulation Lab. Family Medicine faculty members Dr. Mindy Lacey and Dr. Monty Mathews were also on hand to assist as students… Continue Reading

Dr. Liu’s new role for SHARING clinics


Department of Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Jennifer Liu, M.D., was named the 2016-17 chair of the faculty advisory board for the SHARING clinic. SHARING is UNMC’s student-run clinic that provides high-quality, low-cost health care to those in need. SHARING’s faculty advisory board offers support and guidance to the interprofessional students involved. “I’m excited to be working with the student to help promote and support their mission…. Continue Reading