UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Interprofessional Academy of Educators welcomes Koran-Scholl as member

Department of Family Medicine Associate Professor Dr. Jessica Koran-Scholl was recently selected as a new member of the UNMC Interprofessional Academy of Educators. IAE is made up of UNMC faculty, staff, and clinical preceptors located across the state and representing every UNMC college and campus.

Dr. Koran-Scholl will be inducted in a virtual ceremony on September 17. Congratulations!

Family Medicine staff selected for Silver U award

Congratulations to Department of Family Medicine Office Associate Alec Kudrna for being selected as the College of Medicine Silver U awardee for August. 

This is in recognition for his work on the opening and transition of overflow COVID-19 clinics in March-May 2020. Kudrna ensured that Family Medicine providers were privileged and all providers who were reassigned to the clinics were properly privileged and able to immediately support. 

He worked with medical staff and the privileging board to make the transition as smooth as possible. Without this work, the clinic would not have opened as quickly as it did. His time and dedication is greatly appreciated.

Congratulations, Alec!

New residents attend session on race, bias, and white privilege

Several Department of Family Medicine faculty collaborated to develop a session on race, bias, and white privilege as part of new resident orientation for the 2020 intern class.

On Monday, July 27, twenty-one residents and eight faculty members gathered in small groups and over Zoom to discuss various topics on race and bias.

Highlights of the session included presentations on health equity and Omaha’s race history. Dr. Melanie Menning presented on Omaha’s immigrant and refugee health and Dr. Andrea Jones talked on the social determinants of health, racism, bias, and white privilege. Residents also heard about the racial wealth gap, white fragility, systemic racism, the social perspective for medical students and residents,

Faculty facilitators included Dr. Hannah Christiansen, Dr. Susan Evans, Dr. Alex Dworak, Dr. Andrea Jones, Dr. Jessica Koran-Scholl, Dr. Jennifer Liu, Dr. Alberto Marcelin, and Dr. Melanie Menning.