UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Faculty present at STFM Conference

Several faculty members traveled to Portland, Oregon for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education from January 30-February 2.

Department of Family Medicine faculty members presented papers, posters, and contributed to roundtables and lectures at the annual conference.

DFM Faculty Conference Contributions:

Posters:

  • “Obesity Bias Education: Fourth-Year Medical Student Outcomes” by Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS, Jessica Koran Scholl, PhD
  • “Impact of an Interprofessional Nutritional Intervention” by Susan Evans, MD; Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS; Jo Marie Reilly, MD; Kacie Amacher
  • “Obesity Bias: New Core Competencies for Educators” by Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS; Jessica Koran Scholl, PhD; Jenenne Geske, PhD
  • “Longitudinal Medical Student Experience and Curriculum for Enhanced Medical Education Track in Underserved Health Care” by Jennifer Liu, MD, MPH; Jenenne Geske, PhD; Jim Medder, MD, MPH

Lecture:

  • “Obesity Bias: New Core Competencies for Educators” by Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS; Jessica Koran Scholl, PhD; Jenenne Geske, PhD

Symposium:

  • “Playing With Food: Interactive Nutritional Curricula for Medical Student Education and Engagement” by Bonnie Jortberg, PhD, RD, CDE; Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS; Jo Marie Reilly, MD; Susan Evans, MD; Kacie Amacher

Roundtables:

  • “Addressing Obesity: Critical Skill Building for Medical Students” by Jessica Koran-Scholl, PhD; Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS
  • “Spicing Up Nutrition Education: Cooking With Medical Students” by Susan Evans, MD; Birgit Khandalavala, MBBS; Jo Marie Reilly, MD; Kacie Amacher

Paper:

  • “Mind the Gap: Medical and Health Professions Students’ Understanding of Clinical Roles in an Interprofessional Student-Run Free Clinic” by William Hay, MD; Mary Ann Powell, PhD

Paulman recognized for SIM-NE commitment

Simulation in Motion – Nebraska (SIM-NE) recently celebrated their 250th training session. This important milestone allowed Simulation Program Manager, Doug Dekker, Assistant Manager of Operations, Jeff Whannell, and Program Associate, Lori Cooley from SIM-NE to recognize Family Medicine Professor, Dr. Paul Paulman.

As principal investigator of the grant, Dr. was presented with a plaque for his commitment and passion for the program.

Dworak named to “40 under 40” list

Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Alex Dworak, M.D., was recognized as one of Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” award winners.

Midlands Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list winners include entrepreneurs, executives and professional men and women in Greater Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs.

Dr. Dworak is the Associate Medical Director of Family Practice at OneWorld. Congratulations!

FMIG officers learn about residency programs

An opportunity for Family Medicine Interest Group officers to learn more about the Urban and Rural Residency program brought together students, faculty, and residents on Wednesday, February 6 in the Department of Family Medicine.

Department faculty, Dr. Michael Sitorius, Dr. Susan Evans, Dr. Kimberly Jarzynka, and Dr. Mindy Lacey along with residents Dr. Ali McCabe, Dr. Josh Laurila, and Dr. Kaitlin Hahn answered questions and shared their personal experiences about the programs.