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Bench to Bedside: Rucks Laboratory uncovers elements of Chlamydial pathogenesis

‘Bench to Bedside’ is a new recurring segment exploring the basic science research conducted in infectious diseases right here at UNMC. This week, in recognition of STI Awareness Month, we feature the Rucks laboratory which studies chlamydial biology through the lens of infection. Special thanks to Natalie Sturd (left) and Dr. Rucks (right) for providing […]

Apr 27, 2023

Microbe Monday: Chlamydia trachomatis

Microbe Monday is a monthly installment featuring a microbe of clinical or scientific importance. This month, in recognition of STI Awareness month, we discuss Chlamydia trachomatis. The following content was provided by Natalie Sturd and Dr. Elizabeth Rucks- experts in Chlamydial biology at UNMC.

Apr 24, 2023

Reminder: SHEA 2023 Starts Today. Where to Find Us

Today marks the first day of SHEA 2023 and UNMC ID is presenting throughout the conference. See below for a guide to where to find us. Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 At 4:15 pm, Jasmine Marcelin, MD is giving a presentation entitled, ‘Disrupting Health Inequities in Emerging Infections”. SHEA Spring 2023 Opening Plenary-(Addressing Inequities in Healthcare […]

Apr 11, 2023

UNMC ID Recognizes STI Awareness Week/Month

April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) awareness month. This second week of April in particular is 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 […]

Apr 10, 2023

Next Week is SHEA 2023: Where to Find Us

Next week, UNMC ID will be traveling to Seattle to take part in The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s (SHEA) annual conference. See below for a guide to where to find us next week in Washington. Tuesday, April 11th, 2023 At 4:15 pm, Jasmine Marcelin, MD is giving a presentation entitled, ‘Disrupting Health Inequities […]

Apr 7, 2023

Blood Culture Contamination? Can We Do Better? UNMC Investigates

What are blood cultures? Blood cultures are a key diagnostic test for persons with sepsis and bacteremia where organisms are grown in the laboratory from patient blood samples to identify the causative agent of infection. Unfortunately, approximately 2-3% of cultures are contaminated, usually with common commensal skin microorganisms. Contaminated blood cultures can “trick” caregivers and […]

Apr 6, 2023

UNMC ID Leader Pursues Advanced Training

We are proud of our ID leaders for many reasons, one of which is their constant desire to improve and educate themselves and others for the betterment of patient care. One example of this is seeking out additional training at the national level and sharing that knowledge with those here at UNMC. Read on for […]

Apr 4, 2023

It’s Giving Day at UNMC! Help Support the Diana Florescu Clinical Research and Education Excellence Endowed Fund

What is giving day? UNMC Giving Day is a virtual day of giving and engagement in support of UNMC students, researchers and clinical partners. To honor the year of UNMC’s founding, this philanthropic event will last for 1,869 minutes (about 31 hours) beginning at 10 a.m. on March 30 and concluding at 5 p.m. on […]

Mar 30, 2023

Recognizing our Great Residents and Fellows!

Nebraska Medicine, UNMC and The Gold Humanism Honor Society are excited to celebrate all Residents and Fellows today on Thank a Resident/Fellow Day. Thank a Resident Day offers faculty and students the chance to show their gratitude to the unsung teachers of their medical school clerkship, the house-staff.  While Residency and Fellowship is an important stage in medical training, it […]

Feb 24, 2023

UNMC Celebrates Black History Month: Next Week’s Events (Week 3)

Since 1976, each February has been host to a series of events recognizing the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history. It is as much a celebration as it is a time of education and reflection. Accordingly, UNMC has planned multiple events to share and commemorate African American culture. Check out the UNMC […]

Feb 17, 2023