Month: May 2018

Seven Psychiatry Residents Experience APA

Seven UNMC and Creighton residents attended the 2018 APA Conference in New York City this month. Dr. Dana Raml, Dr. Alyssa Hickert, Dr. Melissa O’Dell, Dr. Joe Kent, Dr. Heather Spain, Dr. Siva Koppolu and Dr. Spencer Gallner were awarded travel scholarships after turning in impressive applications. The travel awards were funded by the UNMC […]

May 18, 2018

Leaders Discuss Rising Stress at Wellness Retreat

A 2017 study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Services has raised alarming concerns about increasing levels of psychological distress among Americans. To combat this trend, leaders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Omaha are working together to reduce student stress and increase student resiliency. On May 2, leaders […]

May 18, 2018

Psychiatry Department Gathers for Spring Brunch

On April 28, members of the Psychiatry Department and their family members gathered for brunch and casual conversations about life inside and outside the department. The event took place at the home of Interim Chair Howard Liu, who said it’s important to offer events where the more than twenty-five faculty members and more than fifty […]

May 18, 2018

Dr. Gih Discusses Advancements in ECT

Omaha World-Herald Columnist Paul Hammel interviewed University of Nebraska Medical Center Associate Professor Dr. Daniel Gih earlier this year on electroconvulsive therapy or ECT. Last year, Hammel wrote a column on what he called “now discredited” treatments, which included ECT.  In response to the column, Dr. Gih spoke with Hammel, in February, about the benefits […]

May 18, 2018

UNMC Trio Attends Prestigious Eating Disorder Conference

UNMC Associate Professor Dr. Daniel Gih joined second-year medical student Jessica Thai and third-year resident Elizabeth Penner at the prestigious International Conference for Eating Disorders in Chicago. Dr. Penner and Thai presented two posters at the international conference, which was held from April 19-21. Thai presented a poster titled, “Characterization of Resident Treatment Center for […]

May 18, 2018

Spotlight: Sarah Kepple

  Sarah Kepple joined the UNMC Department of Psychiatry on March 5, 2018 as Undergraduate Program Coordinator. She has been with UNMC for more than 12 years and has previously worked in anesthesiology and neurology. What are a couple of your main duties as Undergraduate Program Coordinator? I schedule the third-year medical students who rotate […]

May 18, 2018