UNMC Family Medicine Connect

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.

2020 Resident Graduation

The Department of Family Medicine gathered for the first ever virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 28. The ceremony was held virtually to ensure the health and safety of others during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the change in program, faculty, staff, residents, and their families still came together to celebrate the accomplishments of our 2020 graduating residents. The program was led by Department Chairperson Dr. Jeff Harrison, Residency Program Director Dr. Kimberly Jarzynka, Rural Track Residency Program Director Dr. Aaron Lanik, and Offutt Air Force Base Residency Program Director Dr. Dillon Savard.

The Class of 2020 at New Resident Orientation in 2017.

Residents, subinterns announced for 2020-21

The Department of Family Medicine will welcome new house officers for the traditional, military, and rural training track programs for the 2020-2021 year. Four UNMC medical students will also be joining through the Advanced Rural Training Program as subinterns.

UNMC Match Day was held virtually on March 20.


  • Sarah Marlatt
  • Haley Mathews
  • Jacob Vasa
  • Jeffrey Wallman

Current Advanced Rural Training Program

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

Traditional, Urban Underserved

  • Megha Ananth – University of Kansas School of Medicine -Wichita
  • Allison Bird – A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Diana Bosworth – UNMC
  • Zachary Ehresman – UNMC

Air Force

  • Corin Archuleta – Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Jacqueline Baude – UNMC
  • Dorie Pitzer – Creighton University School of Medicine
  • Steven Preitt – Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Andrew Rochee III – Rutgers University, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Francesca Ursua – Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
  • Connor Wagner – University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Patricia Zick – Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Rural Training Track

Grand Island

  • Laura Leon – UNMC
  • Skylar Stacy – University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita


  • Holly Groteluschen – UNMC
  • Shelby Liesemeyer – UNMC


  • Vitor Martins Da Silva – Faculdade de Medicina de Bahia

North Platte

  • Justin Taylor – UNMC


  • Zachary Holmes – Saba University
  • Nathan Van Winkle – UNMC