UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Family Medicine Resident to Present at Obesity Week

Birgit Khandalavala, MD and Ferdinando Andrade, MD will travel to Los Angeles next week for ObesityWeek.

ObesityWeek is “a unique, international event focused on the basic science, clinical application, surgical intervention and prevention of obesity. By combining both American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS) annual meetings, ObesityWeek brings together world-renowned experts in obesity to share innovation and breakthroughs in science unmatched around the globe.”

Dr. Andrade will presenting a poster titled “Feasibility of a SSB consumption survey in an Underserved Pregnant cohort at a Community Health Center”.

The study was initiated by Dr. Birgit Khandalavala in collaboration with Kristine McVea, MD, Chief Medical Director, OneWorld Community Health Centers, and Alex Dworak, MD.

It was implemented with the help of bilingual volunteer, Maya Nirmalraj, and residents Ferdinando Andrade, MD; Kris Huber, MD; Jose Mayorquin, MD; Ronoel Penalver, MD; Jeremy Howe, MD; and Wolfgang Rodriguez, MD.

Outcomes of the survey study deemed it feasible. Teamwork and extraordinary collaboration between residents, faculty, as well as OneWorld Community Health Center and UNMC have led to this success.

FMIG Sponsors SimWars Team

The Family Medicine Interest Group participates in the SimWars scenario.

As part of UNMC Innovation and Research Week, the Family Medicine Interest Group sponsored a team to participate in Mission: SimPossible.

In Mission: SimPossible, teams from the Family Medicine Interest Group and the Emergency Medicine Interest Group faced off in a simulation contest to “test their skills, expertise and calm under pressure”.

The emergency simulation involved a broken elevator, a woman in labor, and more. You can watch each team perform the exercise on the UNMC SimWars webpage and vote for your favorite team.

The FMIG team included M2 students, Marie Goering, Joshua Larson, Dylan Smith, Laura Pinon and a representative from the College of Pharmacy.

The winning team will be announced Thursday, October 22 at the UNMC Research Innovation Awards Ceremony. Be sure to vote!