Division of Infectious Diseases

UNMC ID Accolades

To say that dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging may be the understatement of the year. Yet despite COVID-19, our faculty and staff are continuing to publish impactful papers, engage with their communities, transform medical education, practice extraordinary medicine, and change people’s lives. In this post, we want to highlight our division members who have been honored with local, regional, and national awards… Continue Reading

Virtual IDWeek – A First, and Memorable Experience

by UNMC ID First Year Fellow Dr. Jonathan Ryder My first experience with IDWeek was nothing like I expected it to be (given its virtual nature), yet it provided a fantastic experience, full of learning opportunities from the world’s experts. First, I will comment that we are fortunate at UNMC infectious diseases fellowship to be provided protected time to attend IDWeek as first year fellows…. Continue Reading

Meet our newest blog contributor: Dr. Nicolás Cortés-Penfield

Dr. Nicolás Cortés-Penfield has been with our ID group for just under a year now, and is no stranger to digital and social media, having launched his own blog during fellowship, and a new digital journal club “ID Journal Club” hosted on Twitter. He is now joining our blogging group here at UNMC ID and will be a regular contributor. Learn more about him here.

About our First Year Fellows – Mark Ridder, MD

Tell us about your current position I a first year fellow of infectious disease at University of NE Medical Center. For the next 2 years I’ll be learning all I can from experts in the field for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide variety of infectious diseases ranging from parasites and fungal disease to complicated blood stream infections. I’ll be learning about these… Continue Reading

Thanks and Gratitude

This time of year is a time for reflection, gratitude, and appreciation of the blessings we have, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share our thanks from all of us at UNMC ID.  We want to thank all of our blog subscribers, those who forward our blog on to others, and all of our Twitter followers who support and share our content. We… Continue Reading

#IDWeek2019: An infectious air of inclusion, knowledge, and empowerment

This year, our ID division was well represented at IDWeek, with several residents and students attending (and presenting) for the first time. One of our third year Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residents interested in Infectious Diseases, Dr. Joe Wang, wrote about his experiences, published last week on Doximity. We are very proud of him and share his IDWeek recap below: **** IDWeek is the seminal event for… Continue Reading