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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

Microbe Monday: Halteria, the Virus-eating Microbe

Microbe Monday is a monthly installment featuring a microbe of clinical or scientific importance. This month, we discuss Halteria sp. which, while not pathogenic to humans, sheds new light on the competition dynamics between microbes.

Feb 13, 2023

UNMC Celebrates Black History Month: Next Week’s Events (Week 2)

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 10, 2023

UNMC ID Celebrates National Black Women Physicians Day

192 years ago today, Dr. Lee Crumpler, the first Black woman to receive an M.D. in the United States, was born. We now recognize her birthday as National Black Women Physicians Day to celebrate the contributions of African American woman physicians to medicine. It is fitting to celebrate Dr. Lee Crumpler’s life and this day […]

Feb 8, 2023

UNMC Celebrates Black History Month: This Week’s Events (Week 1)

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 6, 2023

Joint Commission and CMS Conditions of Participation Updates for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

This post is part of a series on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022.  For more information, check out the full post on the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) blog. Knowing and implementing TJC and CMS requirements for ASPs is essential for a successful program. Furthermore, TJC recommendations are something to take note of […]

Nov 24, 2022

New Fellow Friday: Welcome, Dr. Timothy Jang!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Timothy Jang as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about him. Tell us about the position you are starting. I am excited to be starting out as an infectious diseases fellow at the University of Nebraska Medical Center! I will […]

Jul 29, 2022

New Fellow Friday: Welcome, Dr. Catherine Cichon!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Catherine Cichon as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about her. Tell us about the position you are starting. I am excited to be joining the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) as a first year Infectious Disease fellow! I […]

Jul 22, 2022

UNMC ID Seeking Pharmacist Applications

The following was provided by Dr. Bergman regarding new ID pharmacy opportunities at UNMC ID. If you know the perfect match for this position, please share! UNMC ID is looking for a Nebraska ASAP Program Coordinator and State of Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead Pharmacist. Nebraska Medicine is offering an exciting opportunity for an Infectious Diseases […]

Jul 18, 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