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Category: ID Pharmacy

UNMC ID Celebrates ID Pharmacist Day

The third annual Infectious Diseases (ID) Pharmacists Day is today, Monday, May 22, 2023. This day recognizes the importance of ID pharmacists and the contributions they make to patient care. Here at UNMC ID, we are lucky to have a team of highly talented and dedicated ID pharmacists working to help patients and fight infectious diseases every day. In celebration of this day, read on below for a quick introduction to some of our fantastic ID pharmacists.

May 22, 2023

UNMC ID Welcomes Dr. Sunagawa to the ID Pharmacy Residency Program

Dr. Shawnalyn Sunagawa recently began her ID pharmacy residency after completing her PGY1 pharmacy residency here at UNMC. Welcome to UNMC ID Shawnalyn!

Read on to get to know this great addition to the UNMC ID team.

Aug 5, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is cefiderocol, and when should I think about using it? 

A #PharmToExamTable question about cefiderocol and its clinical uses, answered by Aaron Hunsaker, PharmD, a previous PGY1 pharmacy resident at UNMC and current PGY2 pharmacy resident a the University of Utah Health. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) In the area of increased gram-negative bacterial resistance, practitioners have longed for a horse with which they could […]

Jul 5, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Cefazolin vs Oxacillin for MSSA IE

A #PharmToExamTable question about Infective Endocarditis treatment, answered by Amanda Vanderwerf, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now an Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident at UNMC.

Jun 8, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Treatment of Necrotizing Pneumonia

A #PharmToExamTable question about MRSA treatment, answered by Traver Pettijohn, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now a pharmacist at Community Pharmacy. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) Pneumonia, S. aureus, and PVL Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by the infiltration of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and […]

May 10, 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

Publication Alert: Antiretroviral Refill Histories as a Predictor of Future Human Immunodeficiency Virus Viremia

Publication Alert: Antiretroviral Refill Histories as a Predictor of Future Human Immunodeficiency Virus Viremia.

This content was provided by Darryl Sokpa, PharmD/MBA ’22 candidate at UNMC College of Pharmacy. He led a recently published study, collaborating UNMC ID faculty Drs. Sara Bares and Nada Fadul, and mentored by UNMC ID pharmacist faculty Dr. Joshua Havens.

Mar 15, 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

UNMC ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacists celebrated with Acute Care Pharmacist of the Year and Rising Star Pharmacist Awards

Thirty-three acute care pharmacists received heartfelt nominations from sixty-five peers and colleagues for Pharmacist of the Year 2021. This year, two awards were given – the Acute Care Pharmacist of the Year Award, and the Rising Star Pharmacist Award: both awardees came from the UNMC ID division.

Nov 15, 2021