Category: UNMC ID Achievements

Specialty Care Clinic HIV Team to Share Work at National Conferences

A huge congratulations to our Specialty Care Clinic (SCC) HIV team, who have been hard at work implementing quality improvement programs and clinic implementation efforts and will be sharing updates on their accomplishments with the national ID community throughout the summer. The team will be represented at no less than 6 conferences this summer, with 12 abstracts currently accepted for presentation. We are proud of our SCC team for many reasons, among them their tireless effort to improve the quality and implementation of care for their patients. See below for the details of those who will be sharing their work this summer, and keep an eye on this blog throughout the summer for updates and summaries from presenters. Congratulations, SCC team!

May 24, 2024

Dr. Rupp to Receive Bartee Advocacy of Science Award

Dr. Mark Rupp, Chief of Infectious Diseases at UNMC, is set to be awarded the Bartee Advocacy of Science Award in recognition of his exceptional community engagement as a scientist.

Support Dr. Rupp and UNMC ID by attending the awards ceremony at 12pm on March 26th (Yanney Conference Room, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center)

Mar 25, 2024

Improving HIV Care: UNMC ID’s Telehealth Intervention Receives National Recognition

Earlier this month, the Specialty Care Clinic’s telehealth intervention plan was recognized and published as a ‘Best Practice’ on This achievement follows from extensive research into existing patients utilizing the telehealth platform and confirmed that HIV care delivered via phone or video chat can be just as effective as care provided in a clinic for patients who prefer it. Read on for the details about Target HIV, best practices, and how the COVID-19 pandemic changed how effective HIV care could be offered at Nebraska Medicine.

Jun 1, 2023

Research Digest: Research identifies how to improve ID healthcare

Research Digest is a periodic post summarizing the findings of a few recent articles published by our UNMC ID faculty surrounding a particular topic. These articles are linked below for full details on the work. This week, we discuss recent efforts by UNMC ID faculty to explore how we can make healthcare work better for patients, providers, and the community at large.

Mar 29, 2023

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.

Jan 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 […]

Oct 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!

Aug 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, […]

Jul 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 […]

Jul 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 […]

Jun 24, 2022