Month: June 2023

Last Words – by Graduating Fellow Dr. Bryan Walker

The following reflection was provided by graduating UNMC ID fellow, Dr. Bryan Walker.

Dr. Walker will be transferring to the University of Tennessee Medical Center where he will be practicing in general infectious diseases! Congrats Bryan

Jun 29, 2023

Today is National HIV Testing Day!

Each year, June 27th is observed as National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).  This year’s NHTD theme is “HIV Testing is Self Care.”  The act of getting tested is the first step in either treatment or prevention that leads to individuals being empowered to live long and healthy lives.  

Jun 27, 2023

Last Words – by Graduating Fellow Dr. Mackenzie Keintz

The following reflection was provided by graduating UNMC ID fellow, Dr. Mackenzie Keintz.

Dr. Keintz will be transitioning to an infectious diseases faculty position here at UNMC ID! Congrats Mackenzie!

Jun 22, 2023

UNMC ID Launches Program to Improve Health Equity

The UNMC ID Division is launching Achieving Equitable Health Outcomes in Nebraska, a program to support Nebraska-based organizations in improving health equity in alignment with the Joint Commission’s new priority. See the flyer below and check out this linked website for more information. Interested in learning more? The first meeting is TODAY, June 21st, at 12pm. […]

Jun 21, 2023

Research Digest: Ventilator-Associated Events

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. This week, we feature three articles exploring infectious complications associated with ventilator use. As always, be sure to check out the linked full articles for more details.

Jun 14, 2023

Meeting Recap: Nebraska HIV Prevention & Care Update

The 2023 Nebraska HIV Prevention & Care Update was a great success on 5/18/23 at UNO Barbara Weitz Center for Community Engagement. Hosted by the Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services and KS/NE AIDS Education and Training Center, the program featured presenters and panelists representing the health department, Nebraska Medicine/UNMC Specialty Care Center, community-based organizations, and consumers of HIV care. Over 100 participants joined in person and virtually from across the region.

Jun 6, 2023

Improving HIV Care: UNMC ID’s Telehealth Intervention Receives National Recognition

Earlier this month, the Specialty Care Clinic’s telehealth intervention plan was recognized and published as a ‘Best Practice’ on This achievement follows from extensive research into existing patients utilizing the telehealth platform and confirmed that HIV care delivered via phone or video chat can be just as effective as care provided in a clinic for patients who prefer it. Read on for the details about Target HIV, best practices, and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed how effective HIV care could be offered at Nebraska Medicine.

Jun 1, 2023