Author: Zachary Van Roy

UNMC ID is Looking for an Academic HIV Physician!

The Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE is looking to add an ID physician to join our well-established HIV team recognized for providing expert care locally, regionally, and nationally. Enjoy a varied inpatient and outpatient practice mix as part of our patient-centered team. Expect to treat a […]

May 4, 2022

Publication Alert: Leveraging a Preexisting Global Infectious Disease Network for Local Decision Making During a Pandemic

The content below was provided by Jocelyn Herstein, an assistant professor at UNMC and Director of International Partnerships and Programs with the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center. She led a recently published study, collaborating with UNMC ID faculty Drs. Angela Hewlett and James Lawler.  What prompted this study? Emerging infectious disease events require a […]

Apr 26, 2022

Things ID Docs Read: An ID Perspective on the Safety of Sushi

What does clinical infectious disease research have to offer the culinary world? The answer involves sushi, a freezer, and “a randomized double-blind trial with sensory evaluation using discrimination testing”. In a recent article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, Kentaro Iwata and others aimed to disprove the notion that previously frozen seafood is less […]

Apr 19, 2022

UNMC ID at #SHEASpring2022 – Where to Find Us!

The SHEA Spring conference starts tomorrow; here is your guide on where to find UNMC ID throughout the conference! Invited Training Course Workshop Lectures Tuesday, April 12th from 10:00am – 10:15am: SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology as presented by our own Kari Simonsen. Tuesday, April 12th from 2:45pm-3:15pm: Case Studies in Pediatric Infection Control (panel […]

Apr 11, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is the rationale behind dosing frequency of cefadroxil for treatment of MSSA infections?

A #PharmToExamTable question about cephalosporin use, answered by Ken Chen, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) Cefadroxil, a semisynthetic oral first-generation cephalosporin, has been available for over 40 years, with a patent in 1967 and approval for medical use in 1978. It works by inhibiting bacterial cell […]

Apr 6, 2022

HIV Enhanced Medical Education Track Students: Projects and Match Day Successes

The UNMC College of Medicine offers a unique Enhanced Medical Education Track (EMET) program which provides an opportunity for medical students to delve into particular disciplines of interest in the field of medicine throughout their four-year degree program. Track students attend seminars, preceptorships and complete a research project culminating in a poster or conference presentation. […]

Mar 29, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Are we correctly dosing β-lactam antibiotics?

A #PharmToExamTable question about antibiotic treatment, answered by Jeremy Tigh, PharmD, an ID pharmacy resident at UNMC (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) In a recent popular publication, Crass et al. ask the question: are we jumping the gun on renal dosing of antibiotics? In this review I expand upon Crass’s question, with a focus on […]

Mar 9, 2022