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SPOTLIGHT: Harim Jeong

Clinical Research Associate Harim Jeong’s journey began in South Korea in the world of classical music, mastering the oboe and earning a master’s degree. However, her interest in computers led her to pursue a PhD in Computer Science with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction. During her PhD training, she studied digital therapeutics, developing digital treatments […]

Apr 2, 2024

Doyle, Gih become members of prestigious Academy College of Psychiatrists

Department of Psychiatry faculty members Marley Doyle, MD, and Daniel Gih, MD, became members of the prestigious American College of Psychiatrists (ACP). According to the ACP website, the American College of Psychiatrists comprises more than 750 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in psychiatry and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching. […]

Apr 2, 2024

Department of Psychiatry welcomed five new residents

On March 15, 2024, the Department of Psychiatry welcomed five new residents, including three soon-to-be UNMC College of Medicine graduates. This June, the department will welcome Brittany Bamberg, MD, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine; Jacob Dines, DO, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Brett Jesse, MD, UNMC; Tony Le, MD, UNMC; and […]

Apr 2, 2024

Wellness Committee donates hygiene kits to local youths

On March 27, 2024, the Department of Psychiatry Wellness Committee purchased hygiene items for children and adolescents at the Youth Emergency Services (YES), placed them into bags, and delivered more the kits to the center. YES provides housing and support to local youths experiencing instability, crisis, or homelessness. YES’s mission is to envision a community […]

Apr 2, 2024

Dr. Balasanova will discuss stigmatizing language

Harmful effects of stigmatizing language – April 18, noon to 1 p.m., in-person and via Zoom In this session with Alëna Balasanova, MD, associate professor, department of psychiatry and director of addiction psychiatry education at UNMC, attendees will learn the importance of reducing stigmatizing language in medicine and ways that stigmatizing language impacts patient care.  […]

Mar 4, 2024

UNMC resident plays key role in Bridges to Mental Health project

Department of Psychiatry third-year resident Max Lydiatt, MD, has spent the past year and a half working on training materials and surveys to help doctors and other medical providers, who do not have an extensive background in behavioral healthcare, learn how to handle patients who show mental health concerns.  The Bridges to Mental Health project […]

Mar 4, 2024

Residency Department prepares for Match Day 2024

On March 15, 2024, the Department of Psychiatry expects to add five residents to its training program. Match Day, when medical school graduates find out where they will continue their training as residents, takes place on the third Friday in March. It’s not only a big day for the new doctors, but is also a […]

Mar 4, 2024

Dr. David Taylor set to replace Dr. Lauren Edwards as PSQ Lead

On July 1, 2024, David Taylor, MD, will take over as Patient Safety and Quality Lead in the Department of Psychiatry. The lead will, among other things, analyze service quality, implement QI projects, and seek opportunities to improve patient safety. Lauren Edwards, MD, is the first and current lead for Patient Safety and Quality. She […]

Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Soonjo Hwang has article published in leading psychiatry journal

Soonjo Hwang, MD, the Director of Research for the Department of Psychiatry, will publish his clinical study results of intranasal oxytocin for youth with irritability in the April issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP).  The article, “Neural Responses to Intranasal Oxytocin in Youths With Severe Irritability,” will also appear on the publication’s website […]

Mar 4, 2024

Davenport takes over as Chair of DEI Committee

Caroline Davenport has been named the new Chair of the Department of Psychiatry’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. She started her new role on January 29, 2024.  The DEI Committee started in the fall of 2020 with a mission to ask questions, to listen, to reflect, and to engage team members and community partners to create […]

Mar 4, 2024