Division of Infectious Diseases

Welcoming our new ID fellows – Focus on Dr. Rearigh

We are excited to welcome Dr. Lindsey Rearigh as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about her… Tell us about the position you are starting I am just starting my first year as an infectious disease fellow at UNMC. This is a 2-year program aimed at training its fellows in every area of infectious disease, from… Continue Reading

ID Journal Club – BLASTing Inappropriate Allergies out of the EMR with Antimicrobial Stewardship

BLASTing Inappropriate Allergies out of the EMR with Antimicrobial Stewardship The following is a review by one of our fellows Dr. Rajendra Karnatak from our last Journal Club, who discussed the article by Leis et al: Point-of-Care β-Lactam Allergy Skin Testing by Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Pragmatic Multicenter Prospective Evaluation, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 65, Issue 7, 1 October 2017, Pages 1059–1065. There is mounting evidence… Continue Reading

UNMC Medical Students…Community Champions, Global Volunteers

“Nebraska Goes Global” selected as finalists in American Medical Association Global Health Challenge, led by UNMC ID EMET Student UNMC medical students Olivia Sonderman, Laura Newton, and Rohan Khazanchi have been selected as finalists in a national competition for future healthcare professionals interested in global health equity. Their team, “Nebraska Goes Global”, was selected as one of 10 finalists in the American Medical Association’s (AMA)… Continue Reading

Applying for ID fellowship? Hear Why UNMC ID was the right choice for one of our current fellows!

Why UNMC ID Was Right for Me As I took inventory of what I had here in Omaha (this is where I did  my residency), no other program could beat the quality of training that I knew I would receive while also providing the quality of life that my family enjoys.  While I get to work and learn from national experts in many common diseases (just review some… Continue Reading

Keeping Fourth of July full of Explosions in the Air (Not from Down There)

The following was written by Dr. Jasmine Marcelin and originally posted to the Physician’s Weekly Blog on July 3, 2018 in honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday.   **** Fourth of July. Independence Day. For most, a delightful holiday filled with fun, family, friends and most importantly, FOOD. Independence Day is the most popular day to grill. Whether the plan for July 4th is grilling,… Continue Reading