Department of Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Andrea Jones, MD, was named the North Omaha Area Health (NOAH) 2021 Champions of Change award recipient for Community Trailblazer.
The program highlighted Dr. Jones’s accomplishments and said that “as a multi-racial woman of color from the community, it has long been her goal to earn, and then use her medical degree back in the community, particularly in North Omaha, serving a disproportionately African American population with a wide range of pressing health-related needs.”
Dr. Jones also serves as the Medical Director at Girls, Inc. of Omaha, the Medical Director for Equity and Community Health at Nebraska Medicine, and serves on the Douglas County Board of Health.
Dr. Gregory Babbe celebrated his retirement with the Department of Family Medicine on May 21 with a luncheon and presentation from department chairman, Dr. Jeffrey Harrison.
Dr. Babbe, attended Medical School at the University of South Dakota, School of Medicine and completed his Residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1990. Dr. Babbe joined the Department of Family Medicine upon graduation from residency and served as the Assistant Residency Director from 1991-1992. In 1993, Dr. Babbe left UNMC to join the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA to serve in Residency recruitment and admissions. In 1995, Dr. Babbe returned to UNMC Department of Family Medicine as a faculty member. From 2001-2002, Dr. Babbe went to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as a Clinical Assistant Professor, but returned to UNMC the following year.
In 2009, Dr. Babbe was recognized by The Nebraska Medical Center with the Physician of Distinction award and in 2016 was recognized as the UNMC Department of Family Medicine Faculty of the Year.
The Nebraska Academy of Family Physician’s 73rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Assembly was held March 25-27 at the Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel and Conference Center.
Department of Family Medicine residents participated in both oral and poster presentations at the annual meeting. Faculty members Dr. T. Jason Meredith and Dr. Timothy Malloy also presented to attendees.
The Department of Family Medicine will welcome new house officers for the traditional, military, and rural training track programs for the 2021-2022 year. Six UNMC medical students will also be joining through the Advanced Rural Training Program as subinterns.
UNMC Match Day was held on March 19.
Subinterns Taylor Bequette Stephanie Emig Blake Hass Cody Masters Anna Ripp Leo Tyler
Current Advanced Rural Training Program Sarah Marlatt – UNMC Haley Mathews – UNMC Jacob Vasa – UNMC Jeffrey Wallman – UNMC
Traditional, Urban Underserved Brendan George – University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine Ralph Hauke – UNMC Michael Schulte – Creighton University School of Medicine Ryan Wendt – University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
Air Force Alexander Edwards – University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Ethan Miller – University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences Boone Parkinson – Des Moines University Hannah Pyle – St. Louis University School of Medicine Kate Seideman – Western University of Health Sciences Sarah Szybist – Rocky Vista University College of Medicine Natasha Yousaf – West Virginia University School of Medicine
Rural Training Track
Grand Island Jordan E. Kunz – UNMC
Kearney Nathan E. Harris – UNMC
North Platte Jordan K. Cockerill – St. Martinsus University
Scottsbluff Eduardo A. Gonzalez Fernandez – Univ Autonoma de Nuevo Leon Facultad de Medicina Ann Iype – Kasturba Medical College of Manipal – India