Month: February 2020

Research Department welcomes speaker, new mentor

  A leader in behavioral health support for South Korean students visited UNMC last month to discuss the differences between mental health treatment and assessment between her home country and the United States. Dr. UnSun Chung spoke with members of the Department of Psychiatry on January 21. Department of Psychiatry Research Director Dr. Soonjo Hwang […]

February 4, 2020

First Reba Benschoter Inspirational Leadership awards handed out

On Saturday, Jan. 25, the UNMC Dept. of Psychiatry handed out its first Reba Benschoter Inspirational Leadership awards to five members of the department’s leadership team, who went above and beyond their duties in 2019. Dr. Daniel Gih, Dr. Ken Zoucha, Celeste Akers, Phoebe Gearhart, and Debi Pittock were the first recipients of the award […]

February 4, 2020

Five honored with “The Rock” citizenship award

On Saturday, January 25, the UNMC Department of Psychiatry presented the second annual William H. Roccaforte Citizenship awards to members of the staff who exemplify a spirit of service, extraordinary teamwork, and the passion for going above and beyond each day in service of our mission. Dr. Lauren Edwards, Mark Aksamit, Julie Griffin, Robin Peterson, […]

February 4, 2020

Spotlight: Julie Griffin

Registered Nurse Julie has worked in psychiatry since 1985 with the last 11 at Nebraska Medicine. The Omaha native was one of five members of the Department of Psychiatry to be awarded the William H. Roccaforte Citizenship Award. Why did you choose to become a nurse? Growing up, my friend’s mother was a night nurse. […]

February 4, 2020