UNMC Family Medicine Connect

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 is Matt Mulligan, I am 25-years-old and an aspiring writer. I was born in Omaha but now I live in Bellevue with my dad and stepmom.

I joined Project Search because I want to be able to get a job helping people. My first Project SEARCH job is in Family Medicine as a clerical assistant. I like this job because the people are friendly. They have been extremely nice. Sometimes work is hard because I have Asperger’s so I have a hard time paying attention.

My whole life I wanted to help people, mostly kids. I want to open a kid’s club for kids and teens to go after school. Outside of work, I am getting my GED and I hope to get into the Police Academy. I also play flag football and a little guitar. My love for mystery comes from reading, which I enjoy along with videos games and watching crime dramas like CSI, Law and Order, etc.

After my mom died I decided to turn my life around and make myself better. My life does not have an unknown future but a hopeful one.


Oakview Family Medicine PCMH Team Recognized

The PCMH (patient centered medical home) team at Oakview Family Medicine has been chosen to be filmed for Nebraska Medicine Daily Team Briefs. The video is a simulation that demonstrates how team briefs are done efficiently and effectively.

The Oakview team was praised for embracing TeamSTEPPS language and processes into their daily workflow and communications. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system developed by the Department of Defense Safety Patient Program and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

The video will be shown at an October 27th event.

Congratulations Oakview Family Medicine!

Medder to Receive Honorary Alumnus Award

Department of Family Medicine Associate Professor Jim Medder, MD, MPH, was selected to receive the 2016 UNMC College of Medicine Honorary Alumnus award.

The Honorary Alumnus Award is presented to a living non-graduate of the UNMC College of Medicine who has had a significant impact through professional or personal contributions to the UNMC College of Medicine, the Alumni Chapter, and the delivery of health care or medical education.

Dr. Medder will be presented the award at the Alumni Reunion Awards Banquet on Saturday, October 8th.

Congratulations Dr. Medder!

Family Medicine: Principles and Practice Published

The Department of Family Medicine congratulates two faculty members on their recent reference book publication.

The seventh edition of Family Medicine: Principles and Practice was edited by Family Medicine Professor, Paul Paulman, MD, and Clinical Professor, Audrey Paulman, MD, MMM.

The book is available in print and as an e-book.

Other editors include Dr. Robert Taylor, and Dr. Laeth Nasir.


Welcome Dr. Susan Evans

Susan Evans, MD, joined the Department of Family Medicine as an Assistant Professor in September. Dr. Evans is a University of Nebraska Medical Center graduate and completed her residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Dr. Evans practiced in West Omaha for seven years before joining the team at the Durham Outpatient Center clinic. She will be providing clinical education to house officers and medical students. Dr. Evans also has previous experience precepting for UNMC and Creighton students.

Welcome, Dr. Evans!