UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Boesch Awarded Silver “U”

Department of Family Medicine Accounting Associate Jessica Boesch is a December Silver “U” award winner. Jessica enjoyed lunch with the Chancellor, a special Silver “U” pin, certificate, and apparel item.

The Silver “U” award is given monthly to UNMC employees whose overall performance is above and beyond the scope of their position and demonstrate one or more UNMC values.

Congratulations Jessica!

Paulman named MOMS Physicians Bulletin editor

Family Medicine Clinical Professor, Audrey Paulman, MD, MMM, has been named the new editor of the Physicians Bulletin.

The Physicians Bulletin is a bimonthly magazine published by the Metro Omaha Medical Society and is distributed to more than 2,800 health care professionals.

The transition was announced in the November/December issue and included a cover feature story by the outgoing editor, Marvin Bittner, MD.

Congratulations, Dr. Paulman!

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, story books, pajamas, coloring books, and toy cars and trucks.

Instructor, Lili Bronner, MHSA, MBA, spearheaded the efforts within the department.

“The whole project made me reflect about the things this holiday season is for – spreading good tidings, cheer, hope and encouragement to one our many patients who are struggling,” Bronner said.

“Everyone’s ability to give, large or small, made a difference!”

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 the time and effort he put into every task that he was assigned.  Thank you, Matt!”

Matt also found value in his time as an intern.

“I have really enjoyed working in family medicine these last few months. I have learned to copy, file and scan documents. I have also met a lot of great people who have helped me and taught me. They explained how to do the projects. My instructors say I have come a long way from when I first started Project SEARCH for which I am grateful for,” Matt said.

The Department of Family Medicine made sure Matt left with some UNMC gear so he could continue to represent the University. Thank you again, Matt!