UNMC for the record

April 07, 2017

Image with caption: Accelerated nursing students at the UNMC Kearney Division participated in the Nightingale White Coat Ceremony March 31. Pictured are (from left): Daniel Nielsen, Ogallala; Estrella Monrroy, Cozad; Melissa Langenberg, Gering; Stephanie Korus, Beatrice; Brandie Janssen, Alma; Kristin Henggeler, Eustis; and Helen Albrecht, Kearney. Not pictured: Keely Envick, Shelton.

Accelerated nursing students at the UNMC Kearney Division participated in the Nightingale White Coat Ceremony March 31. Pictured are (from left): Daniel Nielsen, Ogallala; Estrella Monrroy, Cozad; Melissa Langenberg, Gering; Stephanie Korus, Beatrice; Brandie Janssen, Alma; Kristin Henggeler, Eustis; and Helen Albrecht, Kearney. Not pictured: Keely Envick, Shelton.

Back Pain Symposium set for April 29
A symposium on back pain, which affects eight out of 10 people in their lifetime, will be hosted jointly by Nebraska Medicine and UNMC from 8-11 a.m. April 29 at the Durham Research Center, Room 1002. The event will update participants on the progression and continuum of care for patients experiencing back pain. The target audience is primary care and internal medicine physicians, or any others that care for patients with back pain. Registration and a continental breakfast will be offered beginning at 7:30 a.m. (See complete agenda here.) Objectives of the symposium include:
  • Identify etiology and possible causes of back pain.
  • Describe interventional and surgical treatment options for back pain.
  • List indications for surgical referral.
  • Define rehabilitative protocols for patients.
  • Assess upcoming technologies in surgical treatment of back pain.
The UNMC Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Registration for the symposium is $35. Registration deadline is April 26. Follow this link to register. For more information, contact Cami Blackwell, continuing education coordinator, at 402-559-8843.

Family medicine residents recognized for research efforts

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Family Medicine Chief Residents Nate Renes, M.D., and Jamil Neme, M.D.
The Fourth Annual Resident Research Symposium on March 29 featured 14 poster presentations and eight oral presentations from UNMC Department of Family Medicine residents. The top presenters are recognized at the annual event attended by faculty, residents and staff. This year's winners were:

Oral presentation
  • First: Christine Broszko, M.D., for "CenterPregnancy (CP): A Prospective Study to Evaluate Maternal Fetal Outcomes, Breastfeeding Initiation and Maintenance, and Cost Effectiveness After Participation in CP Compared to Traditional Prenatal Care"
  • Second: Kirsten Winnie, M.D., also for "CenterPregnancy (CP): A Prospective Study to Evaluate Maternal Fetal Outcomes, Breastfeeding Initiation and Maintenance, and Cost Effectiveness After Participation in CP Compared to Traditional Prenatal Care" Broszko and Winnie, along with Amy Whittle, M.D., presented their collaborative study as a team.

Poster presentation

  • First: Dawn Ommen, M.D., for "Chronic Recurrent Multi-focal Osteomyelitis: A Case Study"
  • Second: Jenn Harney, M.D., for "Effects of Obstetric Simulation on Interdisciplinary Team Building and Skill Development in a Family Medicine Residency Program"
Dr. Goedert to speak at North Central Missouri College commencement
Martha Goedert, Ph.D., assistant professor, UNMC College of Public Health - Health Promotion, Societal & Behavioral Health, will be a speaker at commencement ceremonies for North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Mo., on May 6.

She is a global health advocate, a curriculum developer for health care worker education, an educator, a nurse midwife, and a family nurse practitioner. For the last decade, she has been involved with life-saving skill simulations globally, training urban and rural health care workers to improve maternal and neonatal survival.

Most recently, she served in Tanzania with the Peace Corps and Seed Global Health as a visiting professor at the University of Dodoma's College of Health. Her life's work continues to focus on serving vulnerable families across the globe.

Dr. Siahpush offers expertise on healthy eating to national website
Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., associate dean for research and professor of health promotion, social and behavioral health in the College of Public Health was featured in WalletHub's recent article about the fattest cities in America. In the article, Dr. Siahpush discusses tips for eating healthy, fad diets, and the impact of obesity on the economy. Read his comments here.

Med student Pavuluri selected to participate in prestigious ethics program
Suresh K. Pavuluri, a student at the UNMC College of Medicine, is one of 15 medical students chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland this summer, which uses the conduct of physicians in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on medical ethics today.

Volunteer Services hosting book sale next week
Volunteer Services is hosting its semi-annual book sale on April 12-14 at the West Atrium, Durham Outpatient Center. The sale will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Proceeds from the book sale are used to support ongoing special projects for patients, such as "red nose" clown supplies, hospitality cart supplies, DVDs and other special requests."

Retirements announced
The UNMC Department of Human Resources has released a list of 12 retirements spanning the period between Feb. 3 and July 1. Three of the retirees, Pat Araujo, Lois Lawrence and Renee Cook, had more than 40 years of service, while four others, Katherine Kaiser, Ph.D., Johnnie Hackley, Yvette Holly and Geralynne Cohrs, had more than 30 years of service.

Here's the complete list of retirements:

  • Paulette (Pat) Araujo, ITS Information Security Office, retired April 4 (start date Feb. 14, 1972)
  • Lois Lawrence, College of Dentistry, dental administration, retired Feb. 3 (start date Dec. 10, 1973)
  • Renee Cook, internal medicine-cardiology, retired March 18 (start date Jan. 27, 1977)
  • Johnnie Hackley, cellular/integrative physiology, retired March 1 (start date Aug. 1, 1979)
  • Katherine Kaiser, Ph.D., College of Nursing-Omaha Division, retired Jan. 14 (start date Aug. 13, 1979)
  • Yvette Holly, information technology services, will retire July 1 (start date Aug. 31, 1981)
  • Geralynne Cohrs, mail services, retired April 4 (start date Sept. 15, 1986)
  • Mary Clausen, ITS application services, retired March 4 (start date Jan. 18, 1999)
  • Robert Olesh, M.D., obstetrics/gynecology, retired March 1 (start date Aug. 7, 2002)
  • Joanne Bevins, mail services, retired Feb. 22 (start date Oct. 6, 2003)
  • Angelina Sliva, comparative medicine, retired March 3 (start date April 26, 2004)
  • DeeAnn Remmers, College of Dentistry, clinic administration, retired Feb. 3 (start date Aug. 22, 2006)

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