Division of Infectious Diseases

UNMC appreciates our residents!

This month, UNMC is hosting two events to recognize our hard working residents! On February 22nd, the UNMC chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) participated in National Thank a Resident Day, an event designed to shed light on how vital the house staff are to healthcare institutions both in providing outstanding healthcare as well as teaching medical students. Says Connor Mullhall, the M4 who… Continue Reading

What to Expect in Antimicrobial Stewardship…Shorter is Better, Of Course!

The following was previously posted by Dr. Marcelin to SHEA Journal Club published online in February 2019. Electronic clinical decision support tools and rapid diagnostic testing have significantly impacted the way we practice Infectious Diseases. Despite these scientific gains, Antimicrobial Stewardship still requires an understanding of the behavioral science of prescribing. Prior studies have demonstrated that antibiotic prescribing may be influenced by specific behavioral interventions,… Continue Reading

UNMC ID Fellow wins Internal Medicine Scientist Development Award

We are pleased to share that Dr. Richard Hankins, one of our senior ID fellows has been awarded the UNMC Department of Internal Medicine Scientist Development Award for 2019-2020.  This award will allow Dr. Hankins protected time to study optimization of CHG patient bathing as a method to prevent HAIs/pathogen transmission and pursue additional opportunities for career development. He will also be taking patient safety and… Continue Reading

How Can UNMC ID Help Support You In 2019?

We are excited to be closing in on our 2 year anniversary of our blog. With that anniversary, we have several positive changes coming for our team. Drs. Kelly Cawcutt and Jasmine Marcelin have been appointed Co-Directors for Digital Innovation & Social Media Strategy for the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases. We also hired a fantastic Social Media Assistant, Hannah Tandon, a first year medical… Continue Reading

Meet our new social media assistant: Hannah Tandon

Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Southern California but have been on the East Coast for the last six years.  I graduated from Amherst College in 2016, and I spent two years before medical school working as a post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award fellow at the National Institutes of Health.  I managed chronic pain clinical trials, and I especially loved working… Continue Reading