Michael G. Kavan, PhD
Michael G. Kavan, PhD

Michael G. Kavan, PhD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Family Medicine

Position

  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Psychiatry

Biography

A more complete listing of scholarship, leadership, and research interests can be found on my curriculum vitae.
Curriculum vitae link:
https://dms.creighton.edu/sites/default/files/faculty-cv-files/Kavan%20CV%20New%202.pdf

Education

  • Creighton University,B.A.,1978-82
  • University of Nebraska,M.A.,1982-84
  • University of Nebarska,Ph.D.,1984-88

Certifications

Licensed Psychologist.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kavan, M.G. (2017). A critical review of the Morel Emotional Numbing Test for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, 3rd Edition. In J.F. Carlson, K.F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson. (Eds.), The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook (pp. 510-512).  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements., University of Nebraska Press, 3rd Edition, pp 510-512, 2017
  • Kavan, M.G. (2017). A critical review of the PTSD and Suicide Screener. In J.F. Carlson, K.F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson. (Eds.), The Twentieth Mental Measurements Yearbook (pp. 588-590).  Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements., University of Nebraska Press, 3rd Edition, pp. 588-590, 2017
  • Specter, S., Kahn, M.J., Lazarus, C., Prislin, M., Wong, J.G., O’Donnell, J., McCormack, W.T., Kavan, M.G., Lopez, A.M., & House, A. (2015). Gold Humanism Honor Society election and academic outcomes: A 10-institution study. Family Medicine,, Family Medicine, 47, 770-775, 2015
  • Kavan M, Barone E, (2014) Grief and Major Depression – Controversy Over Changes in DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria: Am Fam Physician: Nov 15:90:690-694, American Family Physician, 90, 690-694, 2014
  • Kavan, M.G. (2014). A critical review of the Offender Reintegration Scale. In J.F. Carlson, K.F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson. (Eds.), The Nineteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (pp. 499-501). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements., Not Applicable, 2014
  • Kavan, M.G. (2014). A critical review of the Surgical Weight Loss Psychological Screening. In J.F. Carlson, K.F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson (Eds.), The Nineteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook (pp. 670-671). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements., Not Applicable, 2014
  • Kavan, M.G., Elsasser, G.N., & Barone, E.J. (2012). The physician’s role in managing acute stress disorder. American Family Physician, 86, 643-649, American Family Physician, 86, 643-649, 2012
  • Kavan, M.G., Westerman, G.H., & Elsasser, G.N. (2012). A survey of medical student gambling and implications for medical school educators and program development. Medical Science Educator, 22, 121-128., Medical Science Educator, 22, 121-128, 2012
  • Schroth, W.S., Barrier, P.A., Garrity, M., & Kavan, M.G. (2012). More about who should oversee preparation of the dean’s letter: In reply. Academic Medicine, 87, 682., Academic Medicine, 87, 682, 2012
  • 7. Schroth, W.S., Barrier, P.A., Garrity, M., & Kavan, M.G. (2011). Student affairs officers should oversee preparation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation. Academic Medicine, 86, 1336., Academic Medicine, 86, 1336, 2011
  • ”The role of academic psychiatry faculty in the treatment and subsequent evaluation & promotion of medical students: An ethical condundrum”, Acad Psychiatry, 32, 3-7, 2007
  • ”3rd & 4th year medical students' attitudes about and experiences with callousness: The good, the bad, and the ambigious”, Medical Teacher, 29, 358-364, 2007
  • ”A critical review of the Battery for Health Improvement”, The Seventeenth Mental Measurements Yearbook, 2007
  • ”A critical review of the Clinical Assessment in Depression”, The Seventeenth Mental Measurements Yearbook, 2007
  • Kavan, M.G. A review of Fast Facts - STress and Strain, 2nd Edition. Doody's Review Service, Lisle, IL., Not Applicable, 2003
  • Kavan, M.G. Review of The Maroondah Assessment Profile for Problem Gambling. The Fifteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Plake, B.S., Impara, J.C., & Spies, R.A. (eds.).University of Nebraska PRess., Not Applicable, 539-540, 2003
  • Kavan, M.G. Review of the Rehabilitation Checklist. The Fifteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Plake, B.S., Impara, J.C., & Spies, R.A. (eds.). The University of Nebraska Press, Not Applicable, 729-732, 2003
  • Guck, T.P., Elsasser, G.N., Kavan, M.G., & Barone, E.J. Depression and congestive heart failure., Congestive Heart Failure, 9, 163-169, 2003
  • Kavan, M.G. A review of Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Medicine. Doody's Review Service, Lisle, IL., Not Applicable, 2003
  • Assessment and treatment of depression following myocardial infarction., American Family Physician, 64 (4), 641-648, 2001

Publications

  • ”Dental student gambling experiences: A survey of attitudes and impact”, Journal of Dental Education, 227, 2008

Presentations

  • Kavan, M.G., Kahn, M.J., Mathis, A., Simons, K, & Memari, M. (2017, May). Rational approaches to addressing residency application inflation. Presented at the National Resident Matching Program Transition to Residency: Conversations Across the Medical Education Continuum meeting, New Orleans, LA., 2017
  • Kavan, M.G., Mechaber, H., & Nuzzarello, A. (2016, June). Student mental health: A primer to assist student affairs staff in recognizing issues and supporting students. Presented at the AAMC GSA-CiM-OSR Professional Development Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2016
  • Kavan, M.G., Pohl, C.A., Kahn, M.J., Kashima, K., & Richard, G.V. (2016, June). The road to a successful match: A case-based discussion of resource-based counseling for at-risk students in the match. Presented at the AAMC GSA-CiM-OSR Professional Development Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2016
  • Millard, M.L., Kavan, M.G., & Pappas, L.M. (2015, November). Physician Lifestyle Management Course: A curricular approach to personal and professional development. Presented at the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2015
  • Dyrbye, L., Kavan, M., Slavin, S., Konopasek, L., & Von Hofe, J. (2015, November). Learner wellness and resilience. Presented at the 2015 AAMC Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 2015
  • Kavan, M.G., Pohl, C.A., Kahn, M.J., & Kashima, K. (2015, October). Assisting students at risk in the match: A case-based discussion of resource-based counseling. Presented at the National Resident Matching Program Transition to Residency: Conversations Across the Medical Education Continuum, New Orleans, LA, 2015
  • Kavan, M.G. (2015, June). Educating medical students on the assessment and management of suicide: A multi-instructional method. Presented at Aeschi 8: Bearing the Struggle: Exploring the Challenges Facing Clinicians Working with Suicidal Patients, Vail, CO., 2015
  • Johnson, C., Kavan, M., Krane, K.K., Papadakis, M., & Wallach, P., & Melnick, D. (2014, November). High stakes external assessment: How do we keep the baby while throwing out the bath water? Presented at the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL., 2014
  • 3. Osborne, M.L., Kavan, M., Prislin, M., & Spear, K. (2014, April). Navigating the changing currents from medical school to leadership and beyond. How to navigate transitions using the nautical theme of Moby the Dick. Presented at the 2014 Annual Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion, Group on Student Affairs, and Organization of Student Representatives Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA., 2014
  • 4. Manyon, A., Trayes, K., Laumbach, S.G., Freedy, J., Knudson, M., Holloway, R., Horn, K., Henderson, D., & Kavan, M. (2014, January). The dean’s letter: Inspiring faculty and students to contribute in a meaningful fashion. Presented at the 40th Anniversary Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Medical Student Education, Nashville, TN., 2014
  • 5. Moscoso, L.M., Kavan, M.G., Shahmohammadi, N., Slavin, S., & Spencer, D. (2013, November). Medical student wellness and balance. Presented at the 2013 AAMC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA., 2013
  • Dent, G.G., Kavan, M.G., Richard, G.V., & Schroth, W.S. (2013, June). Town hall discussion on unmatched students. Presented at the AAMC Careers in Medicine Professional Development Conference, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Schroth, W.S., & Kavan, M.G. (2013, June). Beyond specialty advising: Three different models for holistic advising programs that incorporate careers in medicine, academic advising, financial advising, and medical student wellness. Presented at the 2013 AAMC Careers in Medicine Professional Development Conference, San Diego, CA., 2013
  • Moscoso, L.M., Kavan, M.G., Shahmohammadi, N., Slavin, S., & Spencer, D. (2013, March). Medical student wellness and balance. Presented at the 2013 AAMC Central Group on Student Affairs Meeting, St Louis, MO., 2013
  • "The GSA Mental Health Survey: Innovative approaches to enhancing student well-being"Presentation at AAMC Centrla Group on Student Affairs, Spring Mtg, Chicago, IL, 2009
  • "Work Group Update" Presented at AAMC Central Group on Student Affairs, Spring Mtg, CHicago, IL, 2009
  • "GAmbling and its impact in medical student academic and personal well-being: Implications for medical educators" Presented at the Int'l Association for Medical Education, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008
  • "Student attitudes about podcasting in the medical curriculum" Presented at the Int'l Association of Medical Education, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008
  • "The summer initiative for teaching excellence (SITE) in the health sciences" Presentated at the Int'l Association for Medical Education, Prague, Czech Republic, 2008
  • "Better applicants and physicians for tomorrow: An exam of medical schools and residency applicant pools" Presentation at the Association of American Medical Colleges 2008 annual mtg, San Antonio, TX, 2008
  • "Current challenges in the match-post-match continuum: A dialogue among major players" AAMC Professional Dev Conf for Med School Stud Affairs Officers, Tucson, AZ, 2008
  • "Match madness: Dispelling urban legends of the match" Presented at the AAMC Professional Dev. Conf for Med School Stud Affairs Officers, Tucson, AZ, 2008
  • "Adjusting to changes in studying during the 1st year of med school" 2008 Combined AAMC Central/Southern REgional Mtg for the GSA/MAS/OSR, Destin, FL, 2008
  • "Stepping up to Step 1: A program to assist students with USMLE step 1 prep" 2008 Combined AAMC Central/Southern Regional Mtg for the GSA/MAS/OSR, Destin, FL, 2008
  • Presentation: "Dental student experiences w/gambling: a survey of attitudes, exposure, and impact" to 85th Annual Session & Exhibition of the Am. Dental Education Association, 2008
  • "Physician Stress" to Siouxland Med Ed Foundations 7th Annual CME Event, 2008
  • Presentation: "What curricula are needed to promote student quality of life?" to AAMC 2007 Annual Mtg, 2007
  • Presenation: "Pharmacy student experiences w/gambling: A survey of attitudes, exposure and impact" to the 2007 American Assoc. of Colleges of Pharm. Annual Mtg&Seminars, 2007
  • To Have and Have Not: Policies and Programs to Enhance the Teacher-Learner Relationship. Joint Southern Group on Student Student Affairs and Central Group on Student Affairs Annual Meeting. Key West, Florida., 2004
  • Careers in Medicine. Presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 2003
  • Building Counseling Programs. Presented at the Central Group on Student Affairs Regional Meeting, Iowa City, IA., 2003
  • Kavan, M.G. (2002, April). Skeletons in the closet: Dismissed students - Advising and prevention. Presented at the GSA/GSA-MAS/OSR National Spring Meeting, Palm Springs, CA., 2002
  • "Anxiety Disorders: Assessment and Management" to Family Practice Residents, 1999
  • Family Health Care Clerkship (FAP 301) lectures on "Behavioral Medicine in Family Practice: Chemical Dependency, Anxiety, and Depression" given monthly to Family Practice clerkship students, 1999
  • Treatment of Anxiety and Stress" given on 11/18/99;, 1999
  • Psychological Aspects of Low Back Pain. Presented at the Essentials of Spine Care Conference, October 30, 1999., 1999
  • Stress in the Wrokplace: Making it Work for You, Accounting Resources Quarterly Meeting, October 30th, 1999., 1999
  • "Assessment and Treatment of Suicide" lecture to Family Practice residents on 8/19/99, 1999
  • Patient and Society (IDC 237) lectures on "Psychological Assessment" given on 8/26/99, 1999
  • Panel on Professionalism for Physical Therapy program course, 6/30/99., 1999
  • Chemical Dependency lecture to Family Practice residents on 2/2/99, 1999