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Conference Recap: Annual HIV Update for Providers and Educators Returns

The UNMC Annual HIV Update for Providers and Educators returned on June 9, 2022. The conference was not hosted in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the UNMC HIV team joined forces with the DHHS HIV PrEP Institute team to provide a day-long event focused on HIV TREATMENT and PREVENTION. For […]

Jun 30, 2022

In Case You Missed It: UNMC Clinic to Offer Walk-in Testing Tomorrow and Friday in Observance of National HIV Testing Day

In case you missed it, tomorrow (6/30) and Friday (7/1) from 1:00pm to 4:00pm the Specialty Care Clinic will be offering walk-in HIV testing, with no appointment needed. Read on below for our previous post with details about this event. The following content was provided by Kevin Borges, UNMC Specialty Care Clinic Manager. Graphic obtained […]

Jun 29, 2022

Graduating Fellows’ Last Words – Dr. Jonathan Ryder

The following content was provided by graduating UNMC ID fellow, Dr. Jonathan Ryder (pictured left). Dr. Ryder will be transitioning to an instructor faculty position at UNMC. Congratulations Jonathan! “As the seasons change, sometimes they blur together, nearly indistinguishable from each other. Yet, some seasons have such stark contrast, it’s hard to miss the transition. […]

Jun 28, 2022

Clinical Scholars Program Seeking Applicants

Current Clinical Scholar Dan Ramirez, PharmD, and program coordinator Nikki Regan at a recent conference supported by the Clinical Scholars program. The UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Specialty Care Center is looking for minority or predominantly minority-serving, front-line clinical care providers to participate in a 12 month HIV prevention, diagnosis and management mentorship program.  The Clinical Scholars Program […]

May 19, 2022

Re-Opening Sudan Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Content provided by Dr. Nada Fadul. Sudan emerged from a 30-year dictatorship in 2019 to face the COVID-19 pandemic with a fragile health system and a half-finished transitional government structure. During the dictatorship, the majority of GDP was spent on military and security forces and very little was spent on health. This led to privatization […]

May 25, 2021

The Future of ID Training – UNMC ID Participate in Development of IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Curriculum

Content written by Drs. Van Schooneveld and Stohs. Antimicrobial stewardship programs improve patient outcomes, efficiency of care, and are a key tool in combating antimicrobial resistance. The field of antimicrobial stewardship is rapidly expanding and while ID fellows have the foundation for leading antimicrobial stewardship efforts, leading such programs require unique skills and knowledge. To […]

May 18, 2021

VAE – A Perpetual Prevention Problem

Ventilator-Associated Events (VAEs) were adopted by the National Health Safety Network (NHSN) in 2013, and have subsequently been associated with worse patient outcomes. However, the shift to VAE has left controversy as to both its value, and how best to prevent it. Recently, Zhu et al published a large study focused on risk factors and […]

May 11, 2021

COVID Vaccine Trial – Update & Future Adolescent Opportunities

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine are participating in an international clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for adults.  Novavax vaccine is a protein-based vaccine from the coronavirus spike protein and is adjuvanted with saponin-based Matrix-M™ to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. It […]

Apr 28, 2021

New Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Daniel Brailita

Background: I was born in Bucharest, Romania and completed Medical School there. I trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in Texas, finishing as chief resident at Texas Tech and chief fellow at UT Southwestern in Dallas. I moved to Nebraska in 2007 where I helped building the first ID practice encompassing Central Nebraska and […]

Apr 15, 2021

Why I Love ID – Dr. Richard Hankins

It has been a hot minute since we had a chance to share the perspective of our faculty on why they love ID. Dr. Hankins was able to share as a fellow, but now shares his updated reasons from the perspective of a junior faculty member. “When thinking of why I love infectious diseases, I […]

Apr 1, 2021