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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

Wellness/Volunteer Committee stays busy in 2022

Over the past few years, despite the COVID-19 pandemic putting ‘in-person’ gatherings on hold, our department has built an engaged volunteer committee that has participated in numerous fundraisers, mental health awareness events, and volunteering activities.  “We’ve been so fortunate to have a dedicated core group of volunteer committee members, as well as various providers/staff, residents, […]

September 8, 2022

SPOTLIGHT: Mallory Eddy

Mallory Eddy, CNA Born and raised in Omaha, Mallory worked as a shift lead and pharmacy tech for three years at Walgreens and then four years in childcare before becoming a CNA in 2020. Mallory said she knew she wanted to work at Nebraska Medicine after the tremendous treatment she received while recovering from a […]

July 14, 2022

UNMC Department of Psychiatry sends large contingent to national conference

The 2022 Annual Meeting of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) conference took place last month in Austin, Texas. The UNMC Department of Psychiatry brought a large group of faculty, residents, and students.  Generally, a large number of UNMC faculty members (nine in 2022) and students (four) attend the conference […]

July 14, 2022

Six physicians receive promotions

The Department of Psychiatry promoted six physicians on July 1, 2022. Alëna Balasanova, MD, FAPA; Marley Doyle, MD; Sheritta Strong, MD, DFAPA, and VaKara Meyer Karre, MD, have been promoted to Associate Professor. Riley Machal, MD, and Erin Ranum, MD, have been promoted to Assistant Professor. Drs. Balasanova, Doyle, Strong, and Meyer Karre have excelled […]

July 14, 2022

Liu named Chair of the Council on Communications with the APA

In May 2022, Howard Y. Liu, MD, MBA, was appointed as the new Chair of the Council on Communications at the American Psychiatric Association (APA).    Dr. Liu said the Chair of the Council on Communications leads strategic meetings of the members and staff who are assisting the APA with items related to messaging:  providing […]

July 14, 2022