Howard Y. Liu, MD
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development
Director, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
As the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development, Dr. Howard Y. Liu leads strategic initiatives in faculty educational and leadership development for the Colleges of Medicine, Allied Health Professions, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Public Health.
Dr. Liu also serves as the Director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), a state funded office whose mission is to recruit and retain a skilled and passionate behavioral health workforce in Nebraska. Under his leadership, BHECN was selected from over 1,000 organizations to receive the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Champions of Training and Workforce Development Award in 2016.
Clinically, Dr. Liu maintains an active child psychiatry practice and is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. He is an expert in mental health workforce development and innovative teaching.
Nationally, Dr. Liu has presented over 50 peer-reviewed abstracts and is a frequent speaker and consultant.
- 2015 – present: Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Development, UNMC
- 2015 – present: Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, UNMC
- 2014 – present: Director, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, UNMC
- 2013 – 2015: Director of Faculty Development Programs, UNMC
- 2012 – 2014: Medical Director, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, UNMC
- 2011 – 2012: Interprofessional Education Director, Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska, Department of Psychiatry, UNMC
- 2001 – 2015: Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, UNMC
- 2010 – 2014: Clerkship Director for the Department of Psychiatry, UNMC
- 2009 – 2010: Associate Clerkship Director for the Department of Psychiatry, UNMC
- 2009 – present: Faculty Director of the Psychiatry Medical Student Interest Group, UNMC
- 2009 – 2011: Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, UNMC
- 2009: Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital, Boston, MA
- 2007: Residency, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI
- 2004: MD, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
- 2013: Graduate, Interprofessional Leadership for Excellence and Academic Development (iLEAD), an 8-month interprofessional leadership program, UNMC
- 2012: Graduate, Physician Leadership Academy, a program to teach leadership and business skills to emerging physician leaders, Nebraska Medicine
- 2012: Graduate, Technology in Educational Scholarship Program, a 15-month program to teach career educators how to integrate new technology into teaching, UNMC
- 2010: Graduate, The Management Series, a leadership training curriculum, UNMC
- 2016 – present: Education Council, UNMC (the most senior educational committee at UNMC), Chair
- 2016 – present: Medical Director’s Institute, National Council for Behavioral Health, Founding Member
- 2016 – present: National Advisory Committee on the Clinical Scholars Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Member
- 2015: Interprofessional Academy of Educators Advisory Council, UNMC, Chair
- 2014 – 2016: E-Learning Steering Committee, UNMC, Chair
- 2013 – 2015: Child and Adolescent Nebraska Psychiatric Society, President
- 2013 – present: Educational Development Institute (EDI), UNMC, Chair
- 2013 – present: Career Development and Engagement Committee (CDEC), UNMC, Chair
Selected Honors & Awards
- 2016: Inaugural member of the Interprofessional Academy of Educators, UNMC
- 2016: Elevated to Distinguished Fellow in the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) in recognition of “excellence in your professional career and your positive contribution to our field.”
- 2015: Outstanding Mentor Award for mentoring Dr. Christina Nguyen in the Summer Medical Student Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
- 2015: Selected as a Member of the American College of Psychiatrists, an honorary body of 750 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry, and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching
- 2014: Midlands Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, which “honors 40 Greater Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Sarpy County entrepreneurs, executives and professional men and women under the age of 40”
- 2014: Outstanding Teacher Award, UNMC Faculty Senate
- 2013: Innovations Award, “in recognition of your innovative, creative, and inspiring approach to medical student education,” Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP)
Selected Publications & Presentations
- Stubbe D, Liu HY, Hunt J, Hanson M. Training the next generation of leaders in child and adolescent psychiatry: from medical school through fellowship, the North American experience. Accepted as a symposium at the 60th Congress of the Spanish Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Association (AEPNYA) – a shared initiative with the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. June 1-4, 2016: San Sebastian, Spain.
- Thorndyke L, Grigsy K, Clements J, Liu HY. External Review of Faculty Affairs/Faculty Development Offices: a strategy for renewal and reinvigoration. Accepted as a Breakout Session at the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Professional Development Conference, July 14-16, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Cain J, Liu HY, et al. Succession planning is a faculty life cycle renewal and transition tool. Accepted as a Breakout Session at the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Professional Development Conference, July 14-16, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Love LM, Chatterjee A, Boerner SK, Liu HY, Reuter S, Uthe C. Accessing investments in faculty vitality through interprofessional leadership development. Accepted as an INRoAD session at the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Professional Development Conference, July 14-16, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Lewis AL, Liu HY, Fox G, Zalpuri I, Soman A, Myint MT, Sidhu S. Resident as Teacher: Teaching the 21st Century Learner. Presented as a workshop at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 63rd Annual Meeting, October 26, 2016: New York City, NY.
- Sidhu S, Liu HY, Myint M, Soman A, Hoffman P, Niazi I. Teaching through a new lens: from apprentice to Jedi Master: using the force to guide healthy mentoring relationships. Presented as a media theatre workshop at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) 63rd Annual Meeting, October 26, 2016: New York City, NY.
- Liu HY, Hobson-Rohrer W, Love LM, Loue S, Hoffman-Longtin K, Power C, Pollart S. Active learning on center stage: theatre as a tool for medical education. Presented as an Emerging Solutions Session at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learn Serve Lead Professional Development Conference, November 14, 2016, Seattle, WA.