Month: November 2018

Little Free Library offers books for young patients

Starting in October, when patients arrived on the third floor of Poynter Hall, they noticed something new. Right in the middle of the Child and Adolescent Clinic waiting room sits a Little Free Library. The wood box with a glass front door holds books for young  patients to read, take home, or donate new books. […]

November 7, 2018

Dr. Hwang presents findings on Oxytocin research

UNMC Department of Psychiatry Research Director Dr. Soonjo Hwang presented his latest research findings on Oct. 10-11 at the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Second Annual Scientific Meeting at the Truhlsen Campus Events Center at UNMC. The research project enrolled 24 adolescents with disruptive mood and behavior disorders. Dr. Hwang says irritability is a significant mental health […]

November 7, 2018

Spotlight: Liz Wiese

Office Assistant II Department of Psychiatry Liz has worked at UNMC since 2005. Her duties have included clinical reception, billing, administration, and student education. She has served in many key roles on the GME steering committee, including taking minutes, organizing meetings, and award presentations. Liz helped in the creation of the Program Information Form as […]

November 7, 2018

Flores tackles “Color of Medicine”

On Oct. 10, Laura Flores discussed challenges specific to under-represented populations in medical school as part of a presentation titled, “The Color of Medicine.” Flores, a first-year graduate student in the Medical Degree/ Ph.D. Scholars Program, was honored in the Walls Do Talk Challenge sponsored by She Leads Healthcare and Harvard University. She was one […]

November 7, 2018

Psychiatry plans for new Residency Program

The UNMC Department of Psychiatry is building its own residency program, which will blend academic excellence and front-line clinical experience. UNMC Department of Psychiatry Interim Chair, Dr. Howard Liu, said the goal is to design a new residency program, which will begin in July 2020 and serve Nebraska’s needs for decades to come. “The goal […]

November 7, 2018