Division of Infectious Diseases

Treatment of Osteomyelitis – What’s the Evidence for our Strategies?

New UNMC ID publication alert! #ReadUNMCID Recently, the newest member of our Division of Infectious Diseases at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, Dr. Nicolas Cortes-Penfield published an invited review in Open Forum Infectious Diseases entitled: The History of Antibiotic Treatment of Osteomyelitis.  Dr. Cortes-Penfield wrote this summary describing the review article, which was commissioned after he published a comprehensive blog post (on his blog IDJournalClub.com) about the history… Continue Reading

Meet Jessica Quick, our new ID administrator

We’re excited to welcome Jessica Quick, MBA, to our UNMC ID team as a new administrator! Why did you choose to come work at UNMC? UNMC has a wonderful reputation in the community for innovation and growth.  Joining the ID Division gave me the chance to expand my horizons and learn more about the academic portion of practice, along with continuing to be involved in… Continue Reading

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Oncology-ID Open for Applications!

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is pleased to announce the opening of a tenure-track faculty position in Oncology-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 be Board Eligible/Certified in Infectious Diseases. Specialized training or experience in immunocompromised host ID is desirable. A generous compensation package with salary commensurate with experience will be… Continue Reading

How Clean is the Hub?

New UNMC ID publication alert! #ReadUNMCID Recently, several members of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNMC/Nebraska Medicine published a study in American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) entitled: Microbial colonization of intravascular catheter connectors in hospitalized patients. Drs. Richard Hankins (former ID fellow, class of 2019), and Kelly Cawcutt (Associate Medical Director of Infection Control) are the lead and senior authors on this study. … Continue Reading

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Solid Organ Transplant ID Open for Applications!

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is pleased to announce the opening of a tenure-track faculty position in Solid Organ Transplant Infectious Diseases 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 be Board Eligible/Certified in Infectious Diseases…. Continue Reading

Going Viral with West Nile  

As we get further into the summer, we are yet again nearing West Nile Virus season, and there are starting to be a few cases reported nationwide. Our senior ID fellow Dr. Lindsey Rearigh wrote an article outlining what to expect with West Nile Virus, how it is transmitted, diagnosed, and treated.  West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito born illness that made its way… Continue Reading

New Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Nicolas Cortes-Penfield

Tell us about the position you are starting? I’m joining the Infectious Diseases Division as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of UNMC’s Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) program.  My clinical practice will be primarily devoted to seeing patients on the Orthopedic Infectious Diseases hospital service, meaning I’ll work with orthopedic surgeons at Nebraska Medicine and Ortho Nebraska to treat patients who have… Continue Reading