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Month: July 2021

Welcoming our New Infectious Diseases Fellows: Dr. Bryan Walker

We are excited to welcome Dr. Bryan Walker as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about him…

July 27, 2021

Image of ID fellow Dr. Bryan Walker wearing a red shirt and blue jacket and dark blue jeans and sunglasses leaning against a brick wall

UNMC ID is growing and we want you to join us!

Due to unprecedented growth and success, the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE is recruiting for three (3) faculty members to join our team. Learn more…

July 22, 2021

Publication Alert: De-Isolation of COVID19 Patients

Content by Dr. Clayton Mowrer, 2021 UNMC ID graduate. Early in the pandemic, it became clear that patients with COVID-19 can demonstrate prolonged detection of viral RNA (as along as weeks to months), which can lead to prolonged hospitalizations, especially for those patients with more severe disease. One of the difficulties often encountered in managing these patients was in determining how long […]

July 20, 2021

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Anum Abbas

Welcoming Dr. Anum Abbas, one of our newer faculty to join our division in this past year

July 15, 2021

Biopreparedness Training in ID Fellowship

Content provided by Drs. Hewlett, Ridder and Mowrer. Beginning in 2019, the UNMC ID Fellows have participated in Biopreparedness Training during their 2nd year of fellowship.  The ID Fellows learn about emerging infectious diseases and biopreparedness through didactic teaching sessions with internationally-recognized experts in the field, and also participate in specialized PPE training in the Davis […]

July 12, 2021

Ambulatory Stewardship: A Little Bit of Everything Goes a Long Way

Inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use remains a problem needing to be addressed as part of the strategy to reduce antimicrobial resistance. Jasmine Marcelin, MD and Phil Chung, PharmD led a multifaceted approach to reducing antibiotic use in ambulatory clinics within our Nebraska Medicine hospital system, recently published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

July 6, 2021