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Month: April 2022

Dr. Varun Sharma accepts two new roles

On March 7, 2022, Varun Sharma, MD, was named APP Collaboration Director in the UNMC Department of Psychiatry. This role includes overseeing ongoing professional development for APPs, promoting productive interprofessional relationships, developing efficient workflows, and identifying competencies that tie to levels of supervision and triage.  Dr. Sharma will also co-lead the exploration of, and possible […]

April 5, 2022

SPOTLIGHT: Margaret Elmore, RN, BSN

Margaret “Mags” Elmore was born in Georgia and moved to Nebraska in 2017. She graduated from UNMC with her BSN in May 2020. Mags worked in the medical surgical division at the VA before moving on to work inpatient psychiatry at BTNRH. She joined the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Department of Psychiatry in November 2021. Mags is […]

April 5, 2022

UNMC Psychiatry welcomes five new residents

On March 18, five first-year residents matched with the UNMC Department of Psychiatry. The new interns bring the number of psychiatry residents to 15. George Blankenau, MD; Jacob Givens, MD; and Harrison Greene, MD, matched after graduating from the UNMC College of Medicine. Casey Reihe, MD, will join the department after graduating from the University […]

April 5, 2022

Dr. Balasanova honored for her work with residents

UNMC Psychiatrist Alëna Balasanova, MD, FAPA, received the 2020‐2021 Irma Bland, MD, Certificate of Excellence in Teaching Residents by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and its Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning. The certificate recognizes Dr. Balasanova’s outstanding and sustaining contributions in educating residents. This award was established in honor of the late Irma […]

April 5, 2022