Little Free Library offers books for young patients

Starting in October, when patients arrived on the third floor of Poynter Hall, they noticed something new. Right in the middle of the Child and Adolescent Clinic waiting room sits a Little Free Library. The wood box with a glass front door holds books for young  patients to read, take home, or donate new books. […]

Nov 7, 2018

Dr. Hwang presents findings on Oxytocin research

UNMC Department of Psychiatry Research Director Dr. Soonjo Hwang presented his latest research findings on Oct. 10-11 at the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Second Annual Scientific Meeting at the Truhlsen Campus Events Center at UNMC. The research project enrolled 24 adolescents with disruptive mood and behavior disorders. Dr. Hwang says irritability is a significant mental health […]

Nov 7, 2018

Spotlight: Liz Wiese

Office Assistant II Department of Psychiatry Liz has worked at UNMC since 2005. Her duties have included clinical reception, billing, administration, and student education. She has served in many key roles on the GME steering committee, including taking minutes, organizing meetings, and award presentations. Liz helped in the creation of the Program Information Form as […]

Nov 7, 2018

Flores tackles “Color of Medicine”

On Oct. 10, Laura Flores discussed challenges specific to under-represented populations in medical school as part of a presentation titled, “The Color of Medicine.” Flores, a first-year graduate student in the Medical Degree/ Ph.D. Scholars Program, was honored in the Walls Do Talk Challenge sponsored by She Leads Healthcare and Harvard University. She was one […]

Nov 7, 2018

Psychiatry plans for new Residency Program

The UNMC Department of Psychiatry is building its own residency program, which will blend academic excellence and front-line clinical experience. UNMC Department of Psychiatry Interim Chair, Dr. Howard Liu, said the goal is to design a new residency program, which will begin in July 2020 and serve Nebraska’s needs for decades to come. “The goal […]

Nov 7, 2018

Students should be settling into school

With the new school year about a month old, stress levels for students should have dropped. “We would expect stress to start about a week before the start of school and after a week into school,” said UNMC Child Psychologist Dr. Ryan Edwards. “If they last longer than a week indicative of something going on.” […]

Oct 8, 2018

Elective helps students deal with stress

UNMC offers students an elective to help them battle the stress. A 2008 study by the Mayo Clinic found that 50 percent of medical students experience burnout and 10 percent experience suicidal ideation. In an effort to improve these sobering statistics, a UNMC Psychiatry elective, “Stress Reduction Techniques for the Practicing Clinician” exposes students to […]

Oct 5, 2018

Donations to Department of Psychiatry help news programs, clinics succeed

  The UNMC Department of Psychiatry continues to grow with new and upcoming specialty clinics, an expanding addictions division, and an in-house psychiatry resident program. To help grow the programs and clinics, UNMC has teamed with the University of Nebraska Foundation to provide a way for people to help the department and its clinics grow. […]

Oct 5, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: Phoebe Gearhart

Phoebe Gearhart started as a registered nurse at Nebraska Medicine in December 2015. She was promoted to Department of Psychiatry Clinic Nurse Lead in August. Phoebe is extremely active within the department. She sits on five different committees and is a liaison for the pharmacy. This fall, she was named a 40 Under 40 Nursing […]

Oct 5, 2018

Psychiatry nurses attend BHECN Nursing Summit

Last month, several nurses from the Department of the Psychiatry attended the third annual Psychiatric Nurse Workforce Summit. The conference, organized by the Behavioral Health Educational Center of Nebraska (BHECN), provides nurse practitioners, registered nurses, other health professionals, and students an opportunity to gather and discuss challenges and innovative strategies for psychiatric mental health nursing […]

Oct 5, 2018