UNMC Family Medicine Connect

FMIG hosts Dr. Luckey

Dr. Luckey and FMIG President Luke Huber

The last Family Medicine Interest Group meeting of the semester featured a presentation from Gerald Luckey, M.D., a rural preceptor who has been practicing for 43 years.

Dr. Luckey’s presentation, “Family Medicine: The Backbone of Quality Healthcare”, reviewed his experiences as a physician and touched on the scope of practicing in a rural setting. Students asked questions about the complexity of family medicine as Dr. Luckey shared stories about treating generations of families.

Dr. Luckey practices at Butler County Clinic in David City, Nebraska and is a past winner of the Marion D. and Theodore Koefoot, Jr., M.D. Outstanding Preceptor in Rural Family Medicine Award.

Department Leaders Named to Journal Editorial Board

Chairman Mike Sitorius, M.D., Residency Program Director, Kim Jarzynka, M.D., and Rural Residency Program Director, Jeff Harrison, M.D. were named to the editorial board of the Family Medicine and Community Health Journal.

This quarterly journal is “is an open-access journal focusing on subjects that are common and relevant to family medicine/general practice and community health.” The global journal includes editorials, original research, review articles, case studies, and more.


Remembering – Dr. Paul Young

Paul R. Young, M.D., a former UNMC educator and administrator, died on October 29 at the age of 84.

Dr. Young was a 1958 UNMC graduate and practiced in Kansas City, Sacramento, and Missouri before joining UNMC.  From 1975 to 1980, he served as professor and chairman of the UNMC Department of Family Medicine where he was also chief of the medical staff.

Dr. Young was a pioneer in family medicine at UNMC and nationally, setting the standards for family medicine through academia, accreditation, and residency programs.

His long career included serving as the first President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine and the founding editor of the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. He was the first Deputy Executive Director of the American Board of Family Practice and later the Executive Director.

In 2008, he was recognized as the University of Nebraska College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award.

Paul Young Obituary from the Lexington Herald-Leader.