UNMC Family Medicine Connect

6th Annual Resident Research Symposium

The 6th Annual Resident Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 27, featured poster presentations and 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:


  • First Place: Dr. David Rodriguez for “Shoulder Pain Flu Away”
  • Second Place: Dr. Cade Craig for “An Evolving Curriculum:  Improving Resident Education on Billing and Coding and Changes Affecting Future Reimbursements”

Oral Presentation:

  • First Place: Dr. Faraz Ghoddusi for “Racial Disparities in Pain Management during Child Birth”
  • Second Place: Dr. Kevin Visser for “WFPB:  Is it evidence based?”


Dr. Kevin Visser, Dr. Kaitlin Hahn, and Dr. Ali McCabe

On March 28 at the NAFP Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly, UNMC Department of Family Medicine residents won Resident Medical Jeopardy, taking home the first place trophy. This is the third consecutive year that the UNMC team has won.


Dr. Douglas Inciarte, Dr. Kimberly Jarzynka, Dr. Ali McCabe, Dr. Kaitlin Hahn, Dr. Ivan Abdouch, and Dr. Kevin Visser

Residents, subinterns announced for 2019-20

The Department of Family Medicine will welcome new house officers for the traditional, military, and rural training track programs for the 2019-2020 year. Four UNMC medical students will also be joining through the Advanced Rural Training Program as subinterns.

UNMC Match Day was held on March 15.

Traditional Program

  • Benjamin Noble – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Oluwatobi “Tobi” Ogun – Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Lauren Wight – St. George’s University

Urban Underserved

  • Peter Schindler – Medical College of Wisconsin

Current Advanced Rural Training Program

  • Hannah Malcolm
  • Carissa Mangus
  • Grant Saltzgaber
  • Zachary Wordekemper

Rural Training Track

Grand Island

  • Hannah Luksa – UNMC
  • Thomas Vonderfecht – UNMC


  • Abby Richardson – University of Science, Arts & Technology


  • MacKenzie Thomson – Trinity School of Medicine

North Platte  

  • Praveena Vantipalli – Alluri Sitaram Raju Academy of Medical Sciences


  • Anastasia Burke – UNMC
  • Kathleen Jourdan – St. George’s University

Air Force

  • Alison Bauer – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Hannah Dickinson – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • James Dreher – University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Andrew Engle – Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Madalyn Plessinger – Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Garrett Rissler – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jade Stobbe – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Matthew Dorwart
  • Denai Fraction
  • Daniel Lomelin
  • Allie Swanson