Division of Infectious Diseases

Introducing a new Nebraska DHHS funded UNMC ID ECHO Educational Series

Introducing a newly launched educational initiative, the UNMC ID Health equity and Quality Improvement ECHO Project. The goal of the program is to achieve health equity, address COVID-19 disparities, and improve the health of all Nebraskans using a quality improvement approach. The course is being offered at no cost to the learners through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Infectious Diseases (ID) ECHO program… Continue Reading

Strong, Smart, and Bold: UNMC ID Faculty Empower Young Women at Girls, Inc.

Strep, pneumonia, microbiome, oh my! ID physicians Dr. Alison Freifeld, Dr. Andrea Zimmer, and Dr. Erica Stohs and Dr. Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Director of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, recently brought the world of infectious disease medicine to young women at Girls Inc. Omaha.  Girls learned about common infections and the bugs that cause them, the bacteria that inhabits the world around them, and careers in… Continue Reading

UNMC Highlights Women in Science

As a medical student, I feel fortunate to be at UNMC, which values and supports women in medicine.  One of the greatest examples of this empowerment championed is a program held this year called “UNMC’s Women in Science: Our Voices, Our Stories.” This event – sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine, the Women’s Mentoring Group, and the UNMC Office of Faculty Development – consisted… Continue Reading

When you see CRE: Add Equal Parts Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Control

The following was previously posted by Dr. Marcelin to SHEA Journal Club published online in April 2019. Dealing with carbapenem resistant organisms presents both an antimicrobial stewardship and infection control problem. Richter et al. aimed to predict risk factors for carbapenem resistance among Gram-negative rods (CR-GNR). The authors were particularly interested in whether differences exist in risk factors for development of ertapenem-resistance (ER-GNR), versus resistance… Continue Reading

Congratulations to UNMC ID Faculty designated as Top Teachers for 2018!

After every rotation, medical students and Internal Medicine Residents at UNMC submit evaluations on their faculty members. The Department of Internal Medicine pools all of the evaluation data and designates the faculty with the top 33% of evaluation scores as “Top Teachers”.  For the year 2018, three of our Infectious Disease faculty members who attend on the General ID Service and participate in Medical Student… Continue Reading

EMET Student Profile – Harrison Greene

Meet Harrison Greene, a new M1 student in our HIV Enhanced Medical Education Track! Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Creighton Prep High School. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Kansas, with a degree in Human Biology. During my last year at KU, I decided that I wanted to take a leap and… Continue Reading

MD/PhD brings clinical and basic science research together

Kelsey Yamada is an MD/PhD student in Dr. Tammy Kielian’s laboratory studying Staphylococcus aureus.  We enjoyed learning more about him and his work! Tell us a little about yourself. I am originally from Hawaii, but moved to Nebraska over a decade ago to attend Creighton University. After graduating with my B.S. Chemistry I moved to Bethesda, MD to work at the NIH. This gave me the… Continue Reading

MD/PhD Student on the Cutting Edge of HIV Research

Jonathan (Yoni) Herskovitz is an MD/PhD student working with Dr. Howard Gendelman studying therapies for HIV.  We were excited to talk to him about his work and his plans for the future! Tell us a little about yourself and your career goals. I am California native, and though pursuing a career as a physician-scientist occupies the majority of my time, I still enjoy astronomy and… Continue Reading

M4 Students in our HIV Enhanced Education Track present Capstone Projects and Celebrate MATCH DAY!

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. The EMET program is co-directed by Drs. Sara Bares,… Continue Reading