New addition to UNMC Ombuds Program

Jessica Koran-Scholl, PhD

Jessica Koran-Scholl, PhD

Jessica Koran-Scholl, PhD, associate professor and director of behavioral health in the UNMC Department of Family Medicine, has joined the UNMC Ombuds Program on a part-time basis.

Dr. Koran-Scholl succeeds Susan Swindells, MBBS, who has stepped down from her ombuds role after 25 years. Dr. Swindells and Ombuds Program Director David Carver, PhD, have been part of the UNMC Ombuds team since its formation in 1997.

“I will miss working with my long-term ombuds colleague who has done an exceptional job serving our UNMC community,” Dr. Carver said. “I look forward to working with Dr. Koran-Scholl, who will be an outstanding addition to our program.”

The ombuds program is an independent, informal, impartial and confidential resource for students, faculty and staff. Ombuds assist members of the UNMC community in resolving conflicts informally, voluntarily and privately. The ombuds team helps with a wide variety of problems, especially those concerns that are confusing, complicated, upsetting or not being addressed through other university channels.

Dr. Koran-Scholl has assisted with the communication skills section of the medical school curriculum for the past 10 years. She is active in the Nebraska Psychological Association as a member of the ethics committee and also is a member of the International Ombuds Association.


  1. Celeste Akers says:

    Congrats on your new role, Dr. Koran-Scholl! You’ll do a wonderful job of that, building off of your formative career in psychology.

  2. Alena Balasanova says:

    Thank you for your many years of service to the faculty of UNMC, Dr Swindells! You will be missed!

  3. Beth Morris says:

    Congratulations, Dr. Koran-Scholl!

  4. Frauke Wilcox says:

    Congratulations Dr. Koran:) The Ombuds program could not have gained a better suited, more skillful member. You will make a great addition to the team.

  5. George Allmann says:

    Congratulations.. wonderful promotion. You surely have earned it. Best to you….

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