Month: July 2018

New IOP Clinic specializes in patients with co-occurring disorders

On July 9, 2018, the Department of Psychiatry opened a new Behavioral Health Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) clinic. The IOP clinic helps support the needs of individuals with co-occurring mental and addiction disorders who require more support than weekly or monthly outpatient services provide but do not require detoxification or other inpatient treatment. Dr. John […]

Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Beck starts second decade as director of ADMSEP

After 23 years, Dr. Gary Beck Dallaghan has left UNMC, but he will still play a role in educating future and current UNMC doctors as the director of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP). This month, Dr. Beck Dallaghan stepped down from his roles as Assistant Dean for Medical Education, […]

Jul 25, 2018

UNMC trio helps create 1st-place poster

Current UNMC psychiatry resident Dana Raml and former UNMC medical students, Dr. Shinnyi “Cindy” Chou, and Dr. Jennifer Inbarasu played a big role in creation of an award-winning poster. The trio was part of a 13-person team that produced and presented a poster titled, “Medical Student Mental Health Wellness: Assessing Resources and Needs Across Five […]

Jul 25, 2018

UNMC educators share tips on engaging students

Several UNMC psychiatrists and educators shared their tips on how to get a lecture off to a good start. Dr. Linda Love, Dr. Daniel Gih, Dr. Sheritta Strong, Dr. Sharon Hammer and Dr. VaKara Meyer Karre teamed up to share ways to make the first five minutes matter. Dr. Love discussed the importance of engaging […]

Jul 24, 2018

UNMC doctors discuss social media principles and pitfalls

UNMC leaders answered questions about Twitter’s place in medical education. Dr. Howard Liu, Dr. Linda Love, Dr. Lindsey Smith of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry and Dr. Donald Hilty of the University of California-Davis presented, “Tweeting Your Way to the Top: Navigating Social Media Principles & Pitfalls in Medical Education.” The presentation was set up […]

Jul 24, 2018

Movie fans also get memory lesson

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fans packed Ruth Sokolof Theater for a special showing of the cult classic and then stayed for a discussion on memory. UNMC Research Director and Child Psychiatrist Dr. Soonjo Hwang moderated a panel discussion on memory and emotion with UNMC neuroscientists Dr. Vaishali Phatak and Dr. David Warren. The […]

Jul 2, 2018

Teachers honored at luncheon

  On May 22, UNMC honored students and faculty at the Department of Psychiatry Annual Teaching Awards. Congratulations to the winners. The Menolascino Award is given to an M4 student who demonstrated outstanding clinical skills during their Psychiatry clerkship, and who has evidenced scholarly mastery in the field of Psychiatry. The student must demonstrate peer […]

Jul 2, 2018

Wengel, Akers, Smith honored for work with residents

Three Department of Psychiatry employees were honored for their excellent work with new doctors on June 6 at the Creighton University Psychiatry Program Resident and Fellowship Banquet. Dr. Steven Wengel, vice chancellor of wellness education for UNMC/UNO and interim geriatric division director, was awarded the Golden Couch Award. Community Service Technician Celeste Akers received the […]

Jul 2, 2018

Staff Spotlight: Brigette Vaughan

  For the past two decades, Brigette Vaughan has played many roles when it comes to UNMC Research. Now, she works as a lead research coordinator.  Brigette helps Dr. Soonjo Hwang on his research with children and adolescents. What are a couple of your main duties? I have been at UNMC 20 years. Initially my […]

Jul 2, 2018

UNMC Professor Dr. Mark Fleisher has made a lot of news this year

Earlier this year, Dr. Fleisher was elected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha – Faculty, a national medical honor society. Dr. Fleisher joins Dr. Steven Wengel as UNMC professors in the acclaimed national medical honor society. In addition, Dr. Fleisher became a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. On Aug. 22 in […]

Jul 2, 2018

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