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Month: April 2020

UNMC Psychiatry welcomes four residents

The UNMC Department of Psychiatry Residency Program matched its first class with doctors who trained in the Midwest and a doctor who attended medical school almost 4,000 miles away. The department found out the program filled all four residency positions on March 16 and received the names of the matched applicants on March 20. Joining […]

Apr 2, 2020

Wellness team creates webinars to help medical students

Dr. Ali DeLizza has been posting webinars twice a week on wellness activities for students.  New webinars are held live twice a week (Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and Thursday at 4 p.m.) on Zoom.  Students can find recordings of past webinars at The Canvas course was created through a partnership with UNMC Academic Affairs. Dr. […]

Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Machal to join UNMC faculty this summer

Dr. Riley Machal will be joining the UNMC faculty as an instructor on July 31, 2020. Dr. Machal graduated from UNMC and will arrive in Omaha shortly after finishing her residency at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She said her time at OSUMC prepared her well for a career in psychiatry. “Residency at […]

Apr 2, 2020

Psychiatry Department uses telehealth to meet with patients

With COVID-19 keeping patients at home, the UNMC Department of Psychiatry has been speaking with patients via telehealth. UNMC has long been a leader in the use of telehealth, dating back to the 1950s. This innovation was first proposed in 1955 by Cecil Wittson, M.D. (1907-1989), who at that time was head of the former […]

Apr 2, 2020

UNMC Staff Members Discuss How to Deal with the Stress of Covid-19

Dr. Ryan Edwards speaks with the Omaha World-Herald and shares tips on how to help kids deal with the stress of Covid-19. Dr. David Cates speaks with the American Psychology Association on to address anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges among people being held at a national quarantine center.   Dr. Steven […]

Apr 2, 2020