Author: Derek Sullivan

Community Service/Wellness Committee helps bring awareness to suicide prevention

During September’s Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Psychiatry faculty, students, and staff have worked hard to bring awareness to suicide prevention. Ahead of the month, the department’s Community Service/Wellness Committee members requested shoes for a display outside Clarkson Tower. The drive collected 283 pairs of shoes. Each pair represented a Nebraskan who died by […]

October 5, 2022

PES celebrates two-year anniversary, and looks ahead at new ways to help community

Two years after its grand opening, the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) unit continues to provide behavioral health care to those who arrive at the emergency room in a mental health and/or substance use crisis. The PES opened on October 5, 2020, on the ground floor of Clarkson Tower. The entire unit was built, and the […]

October 5, 2022

SPOTLIGHT: Coral Clark

Medical Scheduler Before joining the Department of Psychiatry, Coral worked full-time managing a bakery in Omaha. What are your job duties in the Department of Psychiatry and how have they changed over your time at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine?My job duties in the department include but are not limited to scheduling new and return appointments, gender evaluations, […]

October 5, 2022

DEI Story of the Month: National Coming Out Day

Did you know that National Coming Out Day was inspired by a single march? On October 11, 1987, 500,000 people marched in Washington, D.C. for Lesbian and Gay Rights. In the months after this historic march, a group of more than 100 LGBTQ+ identifying persons worked together to create a national day to celebrate coming […]

October 5, 2022

Employees, friends, partners, and family members enjoy beautiful night at pumpkin patch

The Department of Psychiatry gathered at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch on a beautiful Saturday night. This year, organizers issued more than 300 tickets for the Oct. 1, 2022 fall party. Faculty, students, and staff brought friends, partners, and family members to the night of food and fellowship. “It was an amazing time to celebrate with our […]

October 5, 2022

Brigette Vaughan joins important research board

Department of Psychiatry Research Manager Brigette Vaughan, MSN, APRN-BC, NP, has accepted another important UNMC research position. One year after being named Chair of the UNMC IRB-02, Vaughan has accepted a position on the Rapid Response IRB. UNMC’s Institutional Review Boards are composed of members from various scientific disciplines and the community who serve to […]

September 8, 2022

Department of Psychiatry collects hygiene products to help patients meet ongoing needs

The Department of Psychiatry continues to collect hygiene items and donate them to its patients to meet their ongoing needs. The items collected include toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap, body wash/shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, feminine hygiene products, and Chapstick. While the department collects items at the third floor front desk throughout the year, in […]

September 8, 2022

Dr. Abe Farhat begins one-year addiction medicine fellowship

On July 1, Abe Farhat, MD, became the third Addiction Medicine Fellow at UNMC. Dr. Farhat graduated from the UNMC College of Medicine in 2019 and completed residency at Clarkson Family Medicine in Omaha in 2022. Following his residency, he originally planned on working as a hospitalist somewhere in the Southeastern US, but among other […]

September 8, 2022

Dr. Erin Kindred joins UNMC faculty

On July 1, Erin Kindred, MD, joined the Department of Psychiatry faculty as an assistant professor. She will work on the consult/liaison service and in the Psychiatric Emergency Services  unit as an attending psychiatrist. On September 1, she added outpatient psychiatrist in rural areas to her list of job duties. Dr. Kindred grew up in […]

September 8, 2022

Psychiatry Department gathers for summer food fest

On August 27, the Department of Psychiatry welcomed its new employees and trainees to a summer food festival at Elmwood Park near the University of Nebraska Omaha campus. More than 200 people attended the event, which replaced the department’s traditional winter holiday party. Instead of an indoor event with catered food, the department moved the […]

September 8, 2022