UNMC for the record, May 19, 2023

Brandon Lew, MD, PhD

Brandon Lew, MD, PhD

Recent grad honored as Menolascino outstanding student

Recent UNMC MD/PhD program graduate Brandon Lew, MD, PhD, was honored by the UNMC Department of Psychiatry with the Frank Menolascino Outstanding Student in Psychiatry Award.  

This award is given each year to a graduating medical student based on interest in the field of psychiatry. Students must show excellent clinical skills demonstrated during the psychiatry clerkship, commitment to caring for those with mental illness and demonstration of leadership among their peers. 

This award was established to honor Frank J. Menolascino, MD, an authority on mental health among persons with intellectual development disorders and developmental disabilities. He was the chairman of the departments of psychiatry for both UNMC and Creighton University.

Dr. Lew will continue his training as a resident in the Brown University/Butler Hospital’s psychiatry residency program. His long-term goal is to become a psychiatrist-neuroscientist.

Library to hold Research Impact Challenge

In the month of June, the McGoogan Health Sciences Library is offering a four-part Research Impact Challenge for faculty, staff and students. This challenge consists of weekly emails over four weeks with instructional information and activities that participants can complete at their own pace. The topics include:

  • Professional profiles (ORCID and Google Scholar)
  • Increasing your reach through Open Access and Digital Commons
  • Tracking your citations and shares
  • Measuring scholarly work through the h-index

Registration is required and will continue through June 2.

The first email will be sent on June 5. At the end of the four-part challenge, an evaluation will be sent along with the opportunity to enter a drawing for a Sodexo gift card (a winner from UNMC campuses outside of Omaha will receive a comparable gift card). Email Heather Brown with questions.

Symphony ensemble performing Tuesday at Wigton

An Omaha Symphony ensemble will perform a fun and family-friendly set of chamber music for UNMC employees and students at noon on Tuesday, May 23, in the Dr. Leland and Dorothy Olson Atrium located inside the Wigton Heritage Center, fourth floor. Bring a lunch, take a break and relax during this mini concert.