Category: UNMC ID Achievements

Recognizing Dr. Diana Florescu, Scientist Laureate

Last week Dr. Diana F. Florescu was honored at a celebration recognizing her recent achievement of being named the UNMC Scientist Laureate, the highest award UNMC bestows upon its researchers. Read on for more about Dr. Florescu’s recognition.

January 20, 2023

Article Spotlight: Group A Streptococcus- Emerging Antibiotic Resistance and Treatment Options

The following content was provided by Dr. Jonathan Ryder who, along with Dr. Cortés-Penfield, recently authored a fantastic article on this content in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Infectious diseases clinicians have nightmares when thinking about necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome from group A streptococcus (GAS), given the rapid progression and high mortality. Since […]

October 27, 2022

UNMC ID Faculty on the Power of Social Media within Infectious Disease

In addition to world-class patient care, UNMC ID faculty are leading the charge in the use of social media in medicine and infectious disease. Recently, members of our department contributed heavily to a social media supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read on for a brief synopsis of these great articles!

August 23, 2022

Research Digest: CMV, Tuberculosis, and Transplant ID

Dr. Diana Florescu, UNMC ID Physician and co-author of two recent publications exploring transplant ID. One of the most profound medical developments of the past century, organ transplantation, can prove to be one of the most dangerous. Infectious pathogens can hide in transplanted organs which, in combination with the immune-suppressive drugs crucial to transplantation success, […]

July 12, 2022

Graduating Fellows’ Last Words – Dr. Laura Selby

The following content was provided by graduating UNMC ID fellow, Dr. Laura Selby (pictured left). Dr. Selby will be transitioning to an infectious diseases faculty position in Bend, Oregon. Congratulations Laura! If one word could sum up my clinical experience of the last two years of Infectious Diseases fellowship it would be “pandemic”. When I […]

July 1, 2022

In Case You Missed It: UNMC ID Physician Pens Both Prescriptions and Children’s Books

Dr. Nicolas Cortes-Penfield, UNMC ID Physician and recent author of an infectious disease themed children’s book It seems that clinical ID knowledge may also be useful outside of the clinic. In case you missed it, UNMC ID’s Dr. Nicolas Cortes-Penfield was recently featured in Nebraska Medicine’s public-facing blog for his infectious disease themed children’s book […]

June 24, 2022

Research Digest: COVID-19 Pathologies Explored by UNMC ID Faculty (Part 1)

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there seemed to be many more questions than answers. How is this virus spreading? What is the best way to protect our communities? Which organ systems are at risk of damage from infection? To answer these questions, the medical community at large turned to research- and UNMC ID […]

June 16, 2022

Publication Alert: The Value of a Longitudinal HIV Track for Medical Students

In a recent publication authored by many UNMC ID faculty, including Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, Susan Swindells, Dr. Nada Fadul, and Dr. Sara Bares, the successes of the EMET program are explored through the lens of feedback from the 14 existing graduates of the program.

June 2, 2022

Publication Alert: Chronic Pain and Infection

Dr. Cawcutt is an author on a new review article focusing on the relationship between infection and chronic pain persisting even after resolution of acute illness.

May 26, 2022

Guideline Update: How to Best Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Dr. Rupp recently assisted in the creation of new clinical guidelines aimed at prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

May 17, 2022