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Month: December 2022

UNMC departments collaborate on research project dealing with CBD and PTSD

The UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences (DONS) and the UNMC Department of Psychiatry are collaborating on a research project to see if an investigational form of cannabidiol (CBD) can help people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The clinical trial will enroll adults with PTSD to understand if cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and effective for PTSD […]

Dec 9, 2022

Spotlight: Emilee Kendall

Clinical Research Assistant My name is Emilee Kendall. I’m from Springfield, Missouri. I have my bachelor’s in psychology from Truman State University, and I am applying to earn my Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology. I previously worked as a Clinical Research Technician at the pharmaceutical research company QPS Bio-Kinetic in Springfield, before moving to Omaha […]

Dec 9, 2022

Cook helps department in many ways

Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a series of stories highlighting the Nurse Practitioners in the Department of Psychiatry. Last month, during Nurse Practitioners Week (November 13-19), the Department of Psychiatry recognized the incredible work being done by Troyia Anderson, APRN-NP; Lindsey Cox, APRN-NP; Darrel Moreland, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC and Leigh Cook, MSN, […]

Dec 9, 2022

Psychiatry Department raises $2,500 to help eight families this holiday season

Every year around the holidays, the faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Psychiatry raise money to help those less fortunate, and this year was no different. The Department of Psychiatry raised $2,500 and donated it to the Nebraska Medicine Holiday Adopt-A-Family Drive. For the past 13 years, the Nebraska Medicine Social Work Department […]

Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Sara Zachman takes over as medical director of the Intensive Outpatient Program

Sara Zachman, MD, MPH, has replaced John Franzen, MD, as medical director of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The IOP helps support the needs of individuals with co-occurring substance use and other psychiatric disorders who require more support than weekly or monthly outpatient services provide but do not require withdrawal management or other inpatient treatment. […]

Dec 9, 2022