UNMC Family Medicine Connect

Residents, faculty contribute to first ever GME Research Journal

Several Family Medicine residents and faculty members contributed to the very first Graduate Medical Education Research Journal (GMERJ) form the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

The journal is available in print and online.

Congratulations to the following Family Medicine residents and faculty members:

Steven Embry
Chris Snyder
Faraz Ghoddusi
Jason Meredith
Kaitlin Hahn
Jeff Harrison

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?”

Annual FMIG event hosts NAFP

The first official Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) event of the academic year on September 27 hosted representatives from the Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians (NAFP).

NAFP President and UNMC Department of Family Medicine Assistant Professor, Dr. Aaron Lanik, and NAFP Membership Chair, Dr. Robert Wergin, spoke about NAFP and AAFP membership as well as what it is like to be a practicing Family Medicine physician.

The 2018-2019 Family Medicine Interest Group officers were also recognized by Dr. Lanik for their efforts at UNMC.