Psychiatry

Dr. Balasanova receives Leonard Tow Humanism Award

Alëna Balasanova, MD, associate professor in the department of psychiatry, received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award on January 27, 2024. The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation recognizes graduating medical students and faculty members who are exemplars of humanism in the care of patients. Dr. Balasanova […]

Feb 13, 2024

New resident leaders chosen for 24-25 academic year

On February 12, 2024, Director of Education in the UNMC Department of Psychiatry Daniel Gih, MD, announced two changes starting on April 1. Max Lydiatt, MD, will take over as lead chief resident and Olivia Ochuba, MD, will be the program’s first associate chief resident. Drs. Lydiatt and Ochuba will replace outgoing resident Matthew Kelly, […]

Feb 13, 2024

Two honored for collaboration with PES and Psychiatry Department

On January 26, the Department of Psychiatry handed out its Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) Partnership Award. The PES Outstanding Partnership Award recognizes one psychiatry faculty member and one clinical staff member who goes above and beyond in their collaboration with the UNMC/NM Department of Emergency Medicine. This year’s recipient are Kristen Baus, MD, and Alexis […]

Jan 30, 2024

Department celebrates community partnerships

Every year, the Department of Psychiatry hands out Outstanding Partnership awards to individuals, teams or institutions which demonstrate inspiring collaboration in service of the department’s mission and community. On January 26, the department honored these important partners: Columbus Community Hospital Dr. Venkata Kolli has been incredibly gracious while building this partnership and prioritizing residency education. […]

Jan 30, 2024

Five earn citizenship award

On January 26, the Department of Psychiatry handed out five William H. Roccaforte Citizenship awards. The award is nicknamed “The Rock” and was presented to faculty, staff or trainees who exemplify a spirit of service, extraordinary teamwork, and the passion to go above and beyond each day in service of our mission. This year’s recipients […]

Jan 30, 2024

Five honored for work in DEI

On January 26, the UNMC Department of Psychiatry handed out five DEI Legacy awards. The award is presented to faculty, staff or trainees who exemplify a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in service, teaching, and/or advocacy for a long-lasting legacy. This year’s recipients are: David Cates, PhD David consistently showed up to department […]

Jan 30, 2024

Four receive Escape Fire Patient Safety Award

On January 26, the Department of Psychiatry handed out four Escape Fire Patient Safety awards. The awards were presented to faculty, staff or trainees who go above and beyond to improve systems of patient care in our department by analyzing service quality, implementing QI projects, and seeking opportunities to improve safety.  Here are this year’s […]

Jan 30, 2024

Five receive Reba Benschoter Inspirational Leadership Award

On January 26, the Department of Psychiatry handed out five Reba Benschoter Inspirational Leadership awards. The awards were presented to faculty, staff or trainees who exemplify a spirit of leadership, innovation and integrity which inspires others. This year’s recipients are: Caroline Davenport Caroline Davenport is a leader in her department. She has taken on a leadership role […]

Jan 30, 2024

Psychiatry Department honors faculty and staff members who served in the Armed Forces

On Veterans Day and throughout the year, the Department of Psychiatry is proud to highlight many current and former U.S. military members making a difference at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Maggie Milner, BSN, MSW, Department of Psychiatry Clinic Manager, said working with several veterans in the clinic is an honor and privilege. “The discipline, strong […]

Nov 8, 2023

Panel discussion follows showing of ‘Attention Must Be Paid: Women Lost in the Opioid Crisis’

Several members of the Department of Psychiatry participated in a panel discussion on the documentary, “Attention Must Be Paid: Women Lost in the Opioid Crisis.” The film by Emmy-award winning producer Debra Gonsher Vinik, PhD, was played on Oct. 23 at the Dundee Theater in Omaha. The film is a call-to-action plea for more women-specific […]

Nov 8, 2023