Division of Infectious Diseases

UNMC ID is looking for our next fantastic fellows! Could that be you?

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

Interested in upcoming Transplant ID conferences? UNMC ID will be representing!

We are proud of our Transplant ID faculty who have demonstrated their academic productivity with invitations to present posters, oral lectures and moderate at upcoming Transplant ID conferences. If you are planning on attending any of these conferences, check out our faculty and staff presentations and tag us on twitter @UNMC_ID! 2018 American Transplant congress, Seattle, WA 2-6 June 2018 Dr. Andre C Kalil – moderator… Continue Reading

Pseudomonas In Cystic Fibrosis lung disease: Time to dispense with the shotgun approach

WE are absolutely THRILLED to have Dr. Dickinson write this guest blog post in honor of Cystic Fibrosis Awareness month. There are few conditions in which antimicrobial treatment is determined at least in part, by organ function, and CF is one of those states. Here at UNMC ID, we are committed to bringing colleagues together to teach each other, garner greater understanding and hopefully foster… Continue Reading

Dogma vs. Necessity: Follow-up blood cultures in patients with gram-negative negative bacteremia

Attending on the inpatient Infectious Disease service always stimulates discussion regarding management of bloodstream infections: What is the optimal duration? Can we use oral antibiotics? Do we need to document clearance of blood cultures? When these discussions lead to review of literature, one will find that the data is evolving in an attempt to answer these questions. Last month’s ID journal club included spirited discussions… Continue Reading

DANCE FOR A CHANCE with UNMC ID’s Dr. Diana Florescu

There are hundreds of homeless youth in Omaha. Some of them have been emotionally, physically, or sexually abused, making it unsafe for them to return home, while others are facing health, mental health, or substance abuse issues. Youth Emergency Services (YES) provides much needed services for these individuals. What is YES Dance for a Chance? Dance for a Chance is an event where local representatives… Continue Reading

Interested in Orthopedic Infectious Diseases? The Perfect Job Awaits You at UNMC!

Orthopedic Infectious Diseases University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is excited to announce the recruitment of a faculty position in Orthopedic-ID in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine. Successful candidates will hold an academic appointment at the assistant or associate professor level and will be employed by UNMC and Nebraska Medicine. Candidates should… Continue Reading

UNMC ID Division Accolades!

Our Faculty at University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases have worked hard to maintain a strong academic presence at UNMC. We are a growing division, filled with faculty at all stages of their careers, and their collective academic prowess has our division leading the pack. Our recent Department of Medicine Research report for 2017 pegged UNMCID as the #1 Division for the… Continue Reading

EMET Student Profile – Kevin Hanna, M1

Tell us about the position you are starting? I am a first-year medical student who is beginning the four year Enhanced Medical Education Track (EMET) program with a focus in HIV medicine. The program includes opportunities for preceptorships, seminars, volunteering, and research in HIV medicine culminating in a capstone research project and poster or conference presentation. Background: I grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and graduated from Bellevue… Continue Reading

Pharm to Exam Table: Monoclonal Antibodies Make Their Way into HIV Treatment

Pharm to Exam Table: Clinical Pharmacology/Antimicrobial Updates – Trogarzo® (ibalizumab-uiyk), a new monoclonal antibody treatment approved for multi-drug resistant HIV-1  On March 6th 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new monoclonal antibody called ibalizumab-uiyk, marketed under the tradename Trogarzo®. Ibalizumab-uiyk (IBA) is an intravenous treatment administered every two weeks. It is intended for use in combination with other antiretrovirals (in an optimized background regimen), for… Continue Reading

Tune into this AMAZING Podcast : The Hot Zone: Biocontainment with Dr. Hewlett

  Dr. Angela Hewlett recently was interviewed via podcast for a Travel Medicine show regarding biocontainment, including how to treat and handle highly infectious agents(yes, including Ebola). The blog posts include everything from what biocontainment is to worse case scenarios and other unique aspects of preparing for, and providing care for, people with these types of infections. The namesake for this podcast is a book… Continue Reading