UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Faculty participate in Faculty Development from Afghanistan

The third Wednesday of every month offers UNMC Department of Family Medicine faculty the opportunity to participate in Faculty Development sessions, covering a wide range of topics. Faculty Development is held in the Family Medicine offices with an option to join via live streaming.

Military faculty members, Dr. Carl Bryce and Dr. Gabe Harris were able to view the most recent Faculty Development session on October 16 while deployed overseas in Afghanistan. Faculty members Dr. Jason Meredith and Dr. Kevin Sisk presented a “Introduction to Educational Program Development” for this week’s session.

With such a large faculty spread across several Nebraska Medicine clinic locations and faculty serving overseas, the Department of Family Medicine is grateful for the technology offered by UNMC to help include all faculty in these important sessions.

Batt member of United Way Bridgebuilders Society

Student Health Program Associate Tere Batt was recently named a member of the United Way Bridge Builders Society for her support of the 2017 UNMC United Way Campaign.

Faculty and staff members can participate in the UNMC United Way Campaign every year. United Way Bridge Builders Society members are recognized by United Way Midlands and UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold who have given an annual gift of $1,000 or more.

Annual FMIG event hosts NAFP

The first official Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) event of the academic year on September 27 hosted representatives from the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians (NAFP).

NAFP President and UNMC Department of Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Aaron Lanik, and NAFP Membership Chair, Dr. Robert Wergin, spoke about NAFP and AAFP membership as well as what it is like to be a practicing Family Medicine physician.

The 2018-2019 Family Medicine Interest Group officers were also recognized by Dr. Lanik for their efforts at UNMC.