Bios

Upcoming Speakers


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Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD

Division chief of neonatology in the department of pediatrics in the UNMC College of Medicine

“Pediatric/Perinatal COVID Research Panel
June 15, 10am | Facebook live presentation

Dr. Anderson Berry is the division chief of neonatology in the department of pediatrics in the UNMC College of Medicine and the interim executive director of the Child Health Research Institute. She also serves as the vice chair of research for the department of pediatrics. She attended college at the University of Wyoming and medical school at Creighton University. There she fell in love with pediatrics and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the UNMC / Creighton Residency Program. She had her fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Utah and then came back to Omaha in 2004 to take a faculty position in the Department of Pediatrics. Since that time, she has been the medical director of the Nebraska Medicine NICU, Division Chief of Neonatology, and had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of medical students and residents. She received her PhD in Medical Nutrition through the MSIA program at UNMC and leads an active research group with Corrine Hanson, PhD.

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Kari A. Simonsen, MD

Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

“Pediatric/Perinatal COVID Research Panel
June 15, 10am | Facebook live presentation

Kari A. Simonsen, MD is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Pediatrician-in-Chief of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. She is a Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and served for over a decade as division chief of Pediatric ID, as well as previous service as Hospital Epidemiologist of Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She also previously served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs at UNMC.

Dr. Simonsen received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and her MBA at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She completed pediatric residency at Indiana University, and fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Brown University. Her research interests include pediatric infection prevention, hospital preparedness, and antimicrobial drug discovery clinical trials.

Dr. Simonsen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. She is a certified executive coach from the Center for Executive Coaching, a Gallup certified Strengths Coach, and certified in the Center for Creative Leadership’s Benchmark Series of 360 Assessment tools. She is an internal coach for career development at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.

 

Previous Speakers


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Ashley Wysong, MD

UNMC Department of Dermatology Founding Chair and William W. Bruce MD Distinguished Chair of Dermatology

“Skin cancer, sun safety and skin health
May 25, 10am | Facebook live presentation

 

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Ali DeLizza, PhD

Child Psychologist and Director of Wellness Programming at UNMC

“How to Deal with Anxiety During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 30, 10am | Facebook live presentation

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Steven Wengel, MD

Vice-Chancellor for Wellness at UNMC and UNO

“How to Deal with Anxiety During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 30, 10am | Facebook live presentation

Daniel Anderson, MD, PhD
 

Daniel Anderson, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

“COVID-19 and the Heart
February 23, 10am | Facebook live presentation

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Dr. Nada Fadul

Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

“COVID Vaccine and Clinical Trial”
January 19, 10am | Facebook live presentation

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Richard Starlin, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

“COVID Vaccine and Clinical Trial”
January 19, 10am | Facebook live presentation

Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS
 

Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

“COVID in Nebraska”
November 17, 10am | Facebook live presentation

Mark Rupp, MD
 

Mark Rupp, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)

“COVID in Nebraska”
November 17, 10am | Facebook live presentation