According to the CDC, each year in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Inappropriate antibiotic use is an important driver for development of drug resistant bacteria. Antibiotic misuse is prevalent in all health care settings including acute care hospitals, outpatient centers and… Continue Reading
Month: June 2017
Today is Dr. Randy Fowler’s last day as a fellow in the clinical microbiology laboratory. His new position will be with the CDC as a laboratory leadership fellow. Although the fellowship is managed by the CDC, Dr. Fowler will work at the Minnesota Public Health Laboratory where he will be focusing on national Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriacae (CRE) surveillance. We would all like to extend our… Continue Reading
As June comes to a close, we are celebrating the graduation of Dr. Majorant from our Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program. We wish are all the best as she goes forward into her new position at Providence Medford Medical Center in Oregon! Congratulations Dr. Majorant! Photograph courtesy of Dr. Rupp.
Research is critical to the advancement of medicine and we continue to encourage our fellows to be active in research, both now and in their future careers, and present those results through publications and presentations. At the end of May, Dr. Majorant presented posters on two of her research projects, listed below, at the UNMC at our fellow and resident research poster session. Congratulations on… Continue Reading
Heather Chambers, DNP, APRN-NP on “Why I Love ID” “I love ID because of the challenge of finding the answers to complex problems and in turn making patients feel better. No day is ever the same which makes it interesting. It is extremely satisfying when the pieces of the puzzle come together and the patient improves. I enjoy the multidisciplinary approach of taking care of patients… Continue Reading
Fellowship application season is nearing and as the Program Director for our ID fellowship, I wanted to highlight a few of the great things about our program. Our fellows have a robust clinical experience that includes not only the typically complex patients seen at a tertiary referral center, but also includes extensive experience caring for immunosuppressed patients. In addition to our General ID service, we… Continue Reading
Kim Meyer, MS, PA-C on “Why I Love ID” “I enjoy the detective work of infectious disease to help solve a variety of challenging patient problems, and the ability to select from a handful of specifically targeted medications to make to make a noticeable difference in someone’s life.” See more about the UNMC ID Division here.
Dr. Andrea Green on “Why I Love ID” Let me count the ways! I like that we are not limited to just one organ system. I like investigating difficult cases and solidifying a diagnosis. I like that we can treat and for the most part, cure patients of their infections. I like guiding other clinicians with appropriate anti-infective use. To me, it is the most interesting, challenging, dynamic and rewarding… Continue Reading