Division of Infectious Diseases

COVID Vaccine Trial – Update & Future Adolescent Opportunities

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine are participating in an international clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adults.  Novavax vaccine is a protein-based vaccine from the coronavirus spike protein and is adjuvanted with saponin-based Matrix-M™ to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. It does not contain live virus, it cannot replicate, nor cause… Continue Reading

SHEA Journal Club Review: “Not Throwin’ Away My Shot”: Early data for COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected healthcare workers and solid organ transplant recipients

As more vaccinations are completed worldwide, specific vaccine strategies and outcomes among special patient populations are newly available. Two populations of interest include vaccinees with previous COVID-19 and those with a history of a solid organ transplant. Dr. Erica Stohs reviews early data for SHEA Journal Club

New Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Daniel Brailita

Background: I was born in Bucharest, Romania and completed Medical School there. I trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Texas, finishing as chief resident at Texas Tech and chief fellow at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I moved to Nebraska in 2007 where I helped building the first ID practice encompassing Central Nebraska and Tri-Cities area. My family and I enjoyed the Nebraska Nice… Continue Reading

UNMC ID at SHEA 2021 – Where to Find Us!

The SHEA 2021 Spring conference is here and this is your guide on where to find our UNMC ID team presenting throughout the conference, starting with pre-conference workshops. And yes, there is still time to sign up and attend! Lectures/Workshops Pre-Conference Workshop: Sharing Our Science: Using Modern Means to Get Your Message Out There; Using Twitter to amplify your research and messages – by Marcelin… Continue Reading

Why I Love ID – Dr. Richard Hankins

It has been a hot minute since we had a chance to share the perspective of our faculty on why they love ID. Dr. Hankins was able to share as a fellow, but now shares his updated reasons from the perspective of a junior faculty member. “When thinking of why I love infectious diseases, I always find a multitude of reasons, and just seem to… Continue Reading