Division of Infectious Diseases

Resistant CMV – Research Aimed at the Cure

  Infections due to Cytomegalovirus(CMV) remain a significant problem for patients undergoing various types of transplants, including both hematopoietic stem cell transplants and solid organ transplant, particularly since these groups both require the use of potent immunosuppressive chemotherapy. Although the currently available systemic anti-cytomegalovirus agents are usually effective, their use is limited by their toxicities, especially in transplant recipients, who receive ongoing immunosuppressive medications to… Continue Reading

Dr. Rupp Setting the Record Straight on Transmission of Organisms via the Floor

Dr. Mark Rupp debated Curtis Donskey today regarding the role of the hospital floor in transmission of resistant pathogens. According to several in attendance, this was a great discussion! Key Point  Dr. Ashraf took away from this debate : Even though it is important to thoroughly clean floors, we need to remember that transmission of pathogens is more likely to happen due to lack of… Continue Reading

IDWeek Pre-Meeting – Seminar on Best Practices in Antimicrobial Stewardship

Excellent pre-meeting Seminar on Best Practices in Antimicrobial Stewardship where numerous national experts presented.  The picture shows Dr.  Arjun Srinivasan from the CDC presenting on national compliance with Stewardship Core Measures. Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld fromUNMC also presented during this session on Syndromic Stewardship: Combining Interventions to Improve Care. Follow IDWeek events on Twitter @UNMC_ID and #IDWeek2017 Content courtesy of Dr. Van Schooneveld.

Do What You Do and Get Published, Too – Key Take Home Points!

  This morning, a fantastic Faculty Development panel was held to a full house of attendees,  focused on how to maximize your productivity within your career and life. Our Division is incredibly productive and this is reflected in that two of the three panelists were from within our ranks: Dr. Hewlett and Dr. Scarsi were joined by Dr. Schenarts in providing insight and expertise in… Continue Reading

IDWeek 2017 – The Official UNMC ID Guide of Where We Will Be!

IDWeek is upon us and we want to be sure YOU know where to find us! Below is the list of faculty presentations and posters from our Division. Please come visit us at IDWeek –  We would LOVE to meet you!  Content courtesy of Sandy Nelson and the entire UNMC ID Division.    Tuesday Oct 3 10:15-10:45 a.m.   Van Schooneveld TC.  Best Practices for Antimicrobial Stewardship… Continue Reading