Month: March 2021

Spotlight: Troyia Anderson helps get PES up and running

Before becoming a nurse in the Adult Psychiatric Emergency Services unit, Troyia spent 10 years working in the jail system, and she has a degree in Criminal Justice. Troyia is a three-time graduate from College of Saint Mary, and graduated with a post masters certificate in nursing December 2019 from UNMC, where she is pursuing […]

Mar 12, 2021

Addiction Fellow set to join UNMC faculty

UNMC successfully applied for and received approval for an ACGME accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship in 2019, and so far, it’s been a major success. Claudia Moore, MD, started her one-year fellowship in July 2020 after working in emergency medicine. She said she has gained a significant amount of knowledge and skill in treating addiction from […]

Mar 12, 2021

Clinical Therapists adjust amid COVID-19 pandemic

One year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot has changed for the clinical therapists in the Department of Psychiatry. In March 2020, when patients were no longer allowed inside Poynter Hall, therapists adjusted and started setting up telehealth appointments. Debi Pittock, LICSW, Lead Social Worker for the department, said telehealth has gone […]

Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Ryan Edwards named Director of Child & Adolescent Division

Dr. Ryan Edwards, MD, has been named Director of the Child & Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry after two years of leading the division on an interim basis. “It has been a great pleasure working with Dr. Edwards as Interim Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division Director, and I look forward to our continued […]

Mar 12, 2021