Department adds new award to showcase patient safety

This year a new award was added: The Escape Fire Patient Safety Award. The recipients are faculty, trainees, or staff members who went above and beyond to keep everyone safe in 2022. Alëna A. Balasanova, MD, FAPA; Susan Crowder, RN, MSN; Riley Machal, MD; Claudia Moore, MD; and the Department of Psychiatry clinical therapists were […]

Feb 7, 2023

UNMC departments collaborate on research project dealing with CBD and PTSD

The UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences (DONS) and the UNMC Department of Psychiatry are collaborating on a research project to see if an investigational form of cannabidiol (CBD) can help people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  The clinical trial will enroll adults with PTSD to understand if cannabidiol (CBD) is safe and effective for PTSD […]

Dec 9, 2022

Spotlight: Emilee Kendall

Clinical Research Assistant My name is Emilee Kendall. I’m from Springfield, Missouri. I have my bachelor’s in psychology from Truman State University, and I am applying to earn my Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology. I previously worked as a Clinical Research Technician at the pharmaceutical research company QPS Bio-Kinetic in Springfield, before moving to Omaha […]

Dec 9, 2022

Cook helps department in many ways

Editor’s Note: This story is the second in a series of stories highlighting the Nurse Practitioners in the Department of Psychiatry. Last month, during Nurse Practitioners Week (November 13-19), the Department of Psychiatry recognized the incredible work being done by Troyia Anderson, APRN-NP; Lindsey Cox, APRN-NP; Darrel Moreland, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC and Leigh Cook, MSN, […]

Dec 9, 2022

Psychiatry Department raises $2,500 to help eight families this holiday season

Every year around the holidays, the faculty, students, and staff in the Department of Psychiatry raise money to help those less fortunate, and this year was no different. The Department of Psychiatry raised $2,500 and donated it to the Nebraska Medicine Holiday Adopt-A-Family Drive. For the past 13 years, the Nebraska Medicine Social Work Department […]

Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Sara Zachman takes over as medical director of the Intensive Outpatient Program

Sara Zachman, MD, MPH, has replaced John Franzen, MD, as medical director of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The IOP helps support the needs of individuals with co-occurring substance use and other psychiatric disorders who require more support than weekly or monthly outpatient services provide but do not require withdrawal management or other inpatient treatment. […]

Dec 9, 2022

Department of Psychiatry staff members remember their military service

On this Veterans Day, the Department of Psychiatry is proud to highlight many current and former U.S. military members making a difference at UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. “The UNMC Department of Psychiatry thanks its veterans, active-duty military, and their families on Veterans Day,” said Department of Psychiatry Chair Howard Liu, MD, MBA. “Thank you for […]

Nov 11, 2022

SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Clayton

Sarah Clayton, Administrative Associate-Finance and Contracts Sarah was born and raised in Council Bluffs. She worked at WoodmenLife from 2011-22, with jobs ranging from Executive Assistant to several corporate leaders to Accounting Administrative Coordinator to Payroll Specialist. She holds Associate Degrees in Psychology and Business. What are your job duties in the Department of Psychiatry? […]

Nov 11, 2022

Moreland stays busy inside and outside of the Psychiatry Clinic

Editor’s Note: This story is the first in a series of stories highlighting the Nurse Practitioners in the Department of Psychiatry. Department of Psychiatry Advanced Practice Workforce Director Maggie Emerson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, said the NPs in the department go above and beyond their job duties. During Nurse Practitioners Week (November 13-19), the Department of […]

Nov 11, 2022

Do You Know the History of the International Day for Tolerance?

 “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.” – UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles on Tolerance The International Day for Tolerance was first celebrated in 1996. This day is now celebrated worldwide each year on November 16th, the anniversary of […]

Nov 11, 2022