The Department of Family Medicine gathered on Sunday, June 25 for the annual graduation banquet, held at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha.
Faculty, staff, residents, and their families came together to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2017 graduating residents in a program led by Residency Program Director Kimberly Jarzynka, MD; Rural Track Residency Program Director Jeff Harrison, MD; and Offutt Air Force Base Residency Program Director Heidi Gaddey, MD.
Family Medicine also recognized some special guests in attendance including, Col. Jill Scheckel, 55th Medical Group Commander, Col. Mark Anderson, 55th Medical Operations Squadron Commander, Dr. Chandra Are, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at UNMC, and Vicki Hamm, Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education at UNMC.
Family Medicine Rural Track Residency Program Director Jeffrey Harrison, MD, received the Robert S. Wigton Most Valuable Program Director for leading an outstanding residency or fellowship program and making significant contributions to UNMC’s institutional GME efforts.
The award is named for Robert Wigton, M.D., who worked at UNMC for more than 40 years and served many years as associate dean for GME.
Dr. Chandra Are, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, and Vicki Hamm, Administrative Director of Graduate Medical Education presented the award to Dr. Harrison at the Family Medicine Resident Graduation Banquet at Lauritzen Gardens on Sunday, June 25.