The College of Medicine's Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) was named one of 16 winners of the American Academy of Family Physicians 2012 Program of Excellence Award for its outstanding activities in generating interest in family medicine. FMIGs are medical school-sponsored organizations that give students a chance to learn more about family medicine through regular meetings, workshops, leadership development opportunities and community and clinical experiences.
UNMC's hospital partner, The Nebraska Medical Center, achieved Magnet recognition for the second time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Magnet designation is given to organizations that demonstrate successful nursing practices and strategies. In order to meet Magnet criteria, the hospital had to demonstrate quality patient care, nursing excellence and the implementation of best practices. The redesignation is good for four years.
Marcia Mueting, Pharm.D., a 1991 graduate of the UNMC College of Pharmacy, has been named the college's Preceptor of the Year. Dr. Mueting is Drug Use Review Director at the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, and has served as a preceptor to students from both UNMC and Creighton's pharmacy schools. Dr. Mueting has been preceptor for more than 120 students over the past seven years.
The 10th Annual Youth Expression of Health (YEOH), one of the most successful health education and personal development youth programs in North Omaha, will be held July 24-26 at Omaha North High School. The workshop is a free service for 40 youth between ages 12 through 19. It is sponsored by the College Of Public Health Center for Reducting Health Disparities. Contact Ira Combs at 402-595-1458, firstname.lastname@example.org or Joslyn Metcalf at 402-595-2033 or Joslyn.Metcalf@unmc.edu, for more information about the YEOH program.