Division of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Pearls From Case Conference: Focus on CNS Infections

At Case Conference on August 16, Drs. Hankins and McCreery presented excellent cases of viral CNS infections combined with a great review of pertinent literature.  Here are the key clinical pearls from their presentations. Dr. McCreery on viral and bacterial meningitis: Empiric dexamethasone appears to be beneficial in S. Pneumoniae and H. Influenza meningitis but should be stopped if found to have viral meningitis or… Continue Reading

At UNMC, ID fellows learn HIV from the experts

Over the course of their training, fellows in the UNMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases will receive dedicated clinical and didactic training in the area of HIV alongside faculty with expertise in the HIV clinical care and research. Clinical Training: Fellows will have their continuity clinic at UNMC’s HIV clinic one half day each week. The UNMC HIV Program is a regional leader in HIV care… Continue Reading

Are you a Pharmacist interested in an Infectious Diseases Clinical Practice? UNMC ID has the perfect job for you!

The Department of Pharmaceutical and Nutrition Care at Nebraska Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) are recruiting for a full-time clinical pharmacist to expand the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and develop an Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program in collaboration with a new Orthopedic Infectious Diseases service line. This is a unique position that allows a candidate… Continue Reading

Travels, Bones and Bugs, Oh My! ID fellows will see it all at UNMC

At UNMC ID we are fortunate to have some very unique experiences for fellows to explore their interests in our various aspects of our specialty. We are also fortunate to have experts and leaders at the helm, leading fellows through these experiences toward their ultimate career choices. One of these leaders is Dr. Angela Hewlett (pictured on the right in the personal protective equipment below),… Continue Reading

Acing the Interview: Top Tips For Fellowship Interviews

As faculty, we have the amazing opportunity to both mentor and interview residents applying for fellowship in Infectious Diseases, and we have seen it all. From the great, well-prepared interviewee to the one who had the institutional information completely incorrect. We wish we could mentor every resident in person, but since that is not possible, we decided to do the next best thing and offer… Continue Reading

  Transplant Infectious Diseases Program 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 Transplant-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…. Continue Reading

Ceftazidime-avibactam resistance in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: what’s next on the horizon?

Ceftazidime-avibactam is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections, and has activity against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Data regarding its real-world application and potential pitfalls is still emerging, and this review illustrates some experiences with use and emerging resistance to ceftazidime-avibactam. The authors of the first paper in this review “Pneumonia and Renal Replacement Therapy Are… Continue Reading

Welcoming our new ID fellows – Focus on Dr. McCreery

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Randy McCreery as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about him… Tell us about the position you are starting I’m starting an Infectious Diseases fellowship at UNMC.  Appropriately, the fellowship is weighted toward general infectious diseases but surprisingly, the second most common rotation we have is research.  There is also… Continue Reading

Intra-abdominal abscesses – do we REALLY need to know every organism in there?

This is a review of a recently published article. Andrew Kozlov, Lorenzo Bean, Emilie V Hill, Lisa Zhao, Eric Li, Gary P Wang; Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Intra-abdominal Abscesses Using Deep Sequencing, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue 2, 1 February 2018 Most intra-abdominal abscesses are polymicrobial. Sometimes aerobic organisms are identified from culture, but often anaerobic organisms do not grow on conventional culture… Continue Reading