UNMC Family Medicine Connect

19 Residents, 4 Sub-Interns to Join Program

The Department of Family Medicine will welcome 19 new house officers and four sub-interns for the traditional, urban underserved, rural training track, and advanced rural training track programs for the 2017-2018 year.

UNMC Match Day was held on March 17, 2017.

Advanced Rural Training Program:
Hannah Baldridge
Ian Engebretsen
Jamie Kielian
Sandra Torres

Traditional Program:
Natalie Lynch, D.O. – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Jacob Meyer, M.D. – University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
Samantha Sholes, M.D. – UNMC – Primary Care
Christopher Snyder, M.D. – UNMC

Urban Underserved:
Jose Collazo Colon, M.D. – Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara

Air Force:
Lucas Bohannan, D.O. – A.T. Still University-Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Francis Janes, M.D. – University of Colorado
Luke Lisherness, M.D. – Louisiana State University Health Science Center
Christine Lynch, D.O. – University of New England College of Medicine
William Seigfreid, M.D. – Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Janean Wedeking, D.O. – Des Moines University
Matthew Wright, D.O. – A.T. Still University-Kirkville College of Osteopathic Medicine
James Watson, M.D. – UNMC

Rural Training Track:
Grand Island:
Michael Dobson, M.D. – Saba University
Alberto Solache, Jr, M.D. – UNMC

Danika Peterson, M.D. – Creighton University
Jami Pritschau, M.D. – UNMC – Primary Care

April Lauer, M.D. – UNMC – Primary Care

Carlos Cunha, M.D. – Universidade Catolica de Pelotas

4th Annual Resident Research Symposium

The 4th Annual Resident Research Symposium on March 29, featured 14 poster presentations and 8 oral presentations from Department of Family Medicine residents. The top presenters are recognized at the annual event attended by faculty, residents, and staff. This year’s winners were:

Oral presentation

  • First: Christine Broszko, M.D., for “CenterPregnancy (CP): A Prospective Study to Evaluate Maternal Fetal Outcomes, Breastfeeding Initiation and Maintenance, and Cost Effectiveness After Participation in CP Compared to Traditional Prenatal Care”
  • Second: Kirsten Winnie, M.D., also for “CenterPregnancy (CP): A Prospective Study to Evaluate Maternal Fetal Outcomes, Breastfeeding Initiation and Maintenance, and Cost Effectiveness After Participation in CP Compared to Traditional Prenatal Care”

Broszko and Winnie, along with Amy Whittle, M.D., presented their collaborative study as a team.

Poster presentation

  • First: Dawn Ommen, M.D., for “Chronic Recurrent Multi-focal Osteomyelitis: A Case Study”
  • Second: Jenn Harney, M.D., for “Effects of Obstetric Simulation on Interdisciplinary Team Building and Skill Development in a Family Medicine Residency Program”

Thank you to this year’s judges for your support: Gabriel Harris, M.D., Bill Hay, M.D., James Hougas, Jr, M.D., Jennifer Liu, M.D., Monty Mathews, M.D., Audrey Paulman, M.D., Paul Paulman, M.D., Dillon Savard, M.D., and Amber Tyler, M.D.

Lanik Heads NAFP Scientific Affairs Committee

Assistant Professor Aaron Lanik, MD, serves as the Chairman of the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Affairs Committee.

Duties of the Scientific Affairs Committee includes putting together programs and medical education topics for the NAFP’s 69th Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly. Assistant Professor, Douglas Inciarte, MD, is also a member of the committee.

The Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly is at the Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel and Conference Center on March 30 – April 1. The three-day event includes speakers, workshops and poster presentations.

Associate Professor, Rebecca Wester, MD, will be presenting Dementia & Delirium Debunked on Thursday, March 30.

More information and a full schedule can be found on the NAFP website.

Faculty presents at STFM Conference

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Medical Student Education Conference took place in Anaheim, California from February 9-12. Several UNMC Family Medicine faculty members represented the department as presenters at the annual conference.

Associate Professors, Jessica Koran-Scholl, PhD, and Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS, had several opportunities to present their research with a poster, special topics breakfast, and a workshop.

The poster titled, “Obesity Bias: How to Deliver a Medical Student Education Workshop” reviewed how to “incorporate learning about obesity bias in your teaching environment”. They also spoke at a special topics breakfast on “Starting the Conversation about Weight Management”. The workshop presentation covered “Are We Biased Toward Patients With Obesity? Impact and Mitigation Strategies”.

Instructor Liliana Bronner, MHSA, MBA, and Associate Professor, Jenenne Geske, PhD, in partnership with several others presented the session, “Interprofessional Education Project: Creating Health Education Interventions for Behavioral Health Clients”. Project authors also included Bill Baerentzen; Chia Chang, PharmD; Tamara Dolphens MPAS; Jennifer Hickman PharmD; Jill Jensen MPAS; Brent Khan EdD; Margaret Ofe Fleck PhD; and Sheila Williams MPAS.

Full details on all presentations can be found on the STFM website.