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June 30, 2017

Image with caption: From left: Jeff Harrison, M.D., Vicki Hamm, and Chandra Are, M.D.

From left: Jeff Harrison, M.D., Vicki Hamm, and Chandra Are, M.D.

Dr. Harrison receives Wigton Award for residency, GME efforts
Family Medicine Rural Track Residency Program Director Jeffrey Harrison, M.D., received the Robert S. Wigton Most Valuable Program Director Award for leading an outstanding residency or fellowship program and making significant contributions to UNMC's institutional graduate medical education (GME) efforts. The award is named for Robert Wigton, M.D., who worked at UNMC for more than 40 years and served many years as associate dean for GME. Chandra Are, M.D., associate dean of graduate medical education, and Vicki Hamm, administrative director of graduate medical education, presented the award to Dr. Harrison at the Family Medicine Resident Graduation Banquet at Lauritzen Gardens on Sunday, June 25.

CENTRIC funds project supporting management of chronic conditions
The Center for Patient, Family, and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management (CENTRIC) recently funded an innovative research pilot project for $40,000 that will support management of chronic conditions. The co-principal investigators are Corrine Hanson, Ph.D., College of Allied Health Professions, and Lynne Buchanan, Ph.D., College of Nursing, who will be collaborating with Johns Hopkins University to investigate the relationship between fiber intake and the microbiome in asthma. Go to the CENTRIC website to read the specific aims of this pilot.

The focus of CENTRIC is to build infrastructure to expand and fund pilot research projects that help Nebraskans learn to live with their chronic conditions so they stay healthy, stay in their homes longer and reduce health care costs. If you are interested in applying for a CENTRIC pilot grant, visit the website and contact the Scientific Advancement co-chairs to discuss project ideas. CENTRIC requires that pilot projects have an interdisciplinary team consisting of at least one full-time College of Nursing faculty member as PI or Co-PI.

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SIM-NE truck visits COD

The SIM-NE truck stopped at the College of Dentistry in Lincoln this week. From left are Brian Monaghan, Doug Dekker and Meg Davis, members of the SIM-NE team. The truck was at the college for open house tours. (Photo by Margaret Cain)

Brentwood Village changing locations
On July 10, the Brentwood Village Clinic will move to 8604 Giles Rd. The move and other primary care clinic openings and relocations are all part of Nebraska Medicine's commitment to provide convenient, comprehensive care in Omaha and its surrounding communities.

"As Omaha grows and expands outward, our goal is to expand with the community so we can be close to home for all of your family's health care needs," said Andrew Vasey, M.D., internal medicine specialist and physician leader for the Primary Care Clinical Program at Nebraska Medicine.

Brentwood Village clinic began providing primary care in 1996 at 84th and Giles Road in La Vista. With the addition of specialty care services a couple years after its initial opening, the number of patients has increased and the current clinic space is outdated and too small to operate efficiently. The new location will allow for more parking, updated amenities and 15 exam rooms, including a procedure room.

Dr. Greer named to leadership position for prestigious national society
Brian Greer, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Munroe-Meyer Institute's Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, has been named executive director for the Society for the Quantitative Analyses of Behavior. Wayne Fisher, Ph.D., director of the center, said, "This is an important and prestigious position in our field, and I believe that Brian is the youngest scholar ever to be selected for this position."

Dr. Semerad now a certified cytometrist
Craig Semerad, Ph.D., director of the Flow Cytometry Research Facility at UNMC passed the International Cytometry Certification Exam in June to become a certified cytometrist.

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