UNMC Family Medicine Connect

DFM at STFM Medical Student Education Conference

The 2020 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education Conference was held in Portland, Oregon, giving some Department of Family Medicine faculty an opportunity to share their family medicine research and wisdom. Department of Family Medicine Contributions: Lectures: “Interactive Strategies for Learner Obesity Bias Education and Mitigation Incorporating the New Core Obesity Competencies (STU)” by Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS and Jessica Koran-Scholl,… Continue Reading

Interprofessional Academy of Educators welcomes Koran-Scholl as member

Department of Family Medicine Associate Professor Dr. Jessica Koran-Scholl was recently selected as a new member of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators. IAE is made up of UNMC faculty, staff, and clinical preceptors located across the state and representing every UNMC college and campus. Dr. Koran-Scholl will be inducted in a virtual ceremony on September 17. Congratulations!

Family Medicine staff selected for Silver U award

Congratulations to Department of Family Medicine Office Associate Alec Kudrna for being selected as the College of Medicine Silver U awardee for August.¬† This is in recognition for his work on the opening and transition of overflow COVID-19 clinics in March-May 2020.¬†Kudrna ensured that Family Medicine providers were privileged and all providers who were reassigned to the clinics were properly privileged and able to immediately… Continue Reading

New residents attend session on race, bias, and white privilege

Several Department of Family Medicine faculty collaborated to develop a session on race, bias, and white privilege as part of new resident orientation for the 2020 intern class. On Monday, July 27, twenty-one residents and eight faculty members gathered in small groups and over Zoom to discuss various topics on race and bias. Highlights of the session included presentations on health equity and Omaha’s race… Continue Reading

Dr. Hay commentary printed in Omaha World-Herald

Department of Family Medicine Clinical Associate Professor Dr. William Hay provided commentary to the Omaha World-Herald in a June 28 article. Dr. Hay is also the medical director for the UNMC SHARING Clinics. Read “Midlands Voices: Enormous need for Medicaid expansion in Nebraska” on the Omaha World-Herald website.

2020 Resident Graduation

The Department of Family Medicine gathered for the first ever virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 28. The ceremony was held virtually to ensure the health and safety of others during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the change in program, faculty, staff, residents, and their families still came together to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2020 graduating residents. The program was led by Department Chairperson Dr…. Continue Reading