Author: Zachary Van Roy

Specialty Care Clinic HIV Team to Share Work at National Conferences

A huge congratulations to our Specialty Care Clinic (SCC) HIV team, who have been hard at work implementing quality improvement programs and clinic implementation efforts and will be sharing updates on their accomplishments with the national ID community throughout the summer. The team will be represented at no less than 6 conferences this summer, with 12 abstracts currently accepted for presentation. We are proud of our SCC team for many reasons, among them their tireless effort to improve the quality and implementation of care for their patients. See below for the details of those who will be sharing their work this summer, and keep an eye on this blog throughout the summer for updates and summaries from presenters. Congratulations, SCC team!

May 24, 2024

Updated Antibiotic Guidance for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections and Diabetes-Related Foot Infections

This post was researched and written by Dr. Jonathan Ryder, Assistant Professor and previous UNMC ID Fellow. Dr. Ryder is also Associate Director of the UNMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist. Here, Dr. Ryder shares key changes the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program has recently made in guidance on the treatment of SSTIs.

May 15, 2024

Dr. Rupp Comments on COVID-19 and Avian Flu on Rural Heath Matters

A few weeks ago, we proudly shared that our Chief of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Mark Rupp, was honored with the 2024 Bartee Advocacy of Science Award, which is given to a UNMC scientist who exemplifies and lives out a commitment to community engagement. Illustrating this commitment to public science and medicine outreach, Dr. Rupp recently appeared on Rural Health Matters with the University of Nebraska President Dr. Jeffrey Gold to discuss the current state of COVID-19, avian influenza, and Lyme disease.

May 8, 2024

Research Digest: New Findings on COVID-19

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering new developments regarding COVID-19. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Apr 24, 2024

UNMC ID Recognizes STI Awareness Week

This week is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness Week, a week set aside to educate and raise awareness about sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, and how they impact our lives. It is also a time to work towards reducing STI-related stigma, fear, and discrimination and a time to ensure people have the tools and knowledge for prevention, testing, and treatment.

Apr 17, 2024

Dr. Rupp to Receive Bartee Advocacy of Science Award

Dr. Mark Rupp, Chief of Infectious Diseases at UNMC, is set to be awarded the Bartee Advocacy of Science Award in recognition of his exceptional community engagement as a scientist.

Support Dr. Rupp and UNMC ID by attending the awards ceremony at 12pm on March 26th (Yanney Conference Room, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center)

Mar 25, 2024

Research Digest: Antimicrobial Strategies

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review two articles covering novel antimicrobial efforts or discoveries that may help us better treat different infectious pathologies. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Mar 19, 2024

Sneak Peak: UNMC Specialty Care Center to Present Work at National Conference

A huge congrats to the Telehealth and Text to Improve Engagement in Care (i2TEC) initiative team, including Lance L. Burwell, LIMHP, PC- behavioral therapist at the UNMC SCC, who will be presenting work at the 2024 National Conference on Social Work and HIV/AIDS between May 22nd and 25th. 

Mar 6, 2024

Call for Applications: UNMC ID Division Chief

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and College of Medicine is conducting a national search for a dynamic and accomplished individual to assume the role of Division Chief of Infectious Diseases. If you or someone you know may be ready for an exciting opportunity at UNMC ID, please see the contact information below, share this […]

Feb 27, 2024

Research Digest: Clinical Trials for COVID-19

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering clinical trials that evaluate new drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, using three different approaches. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Feb 21, 2024