Category: UNMC ID Achievements

CROI 2018 – The Official UNMC ID Guide of Where We Will Be!

CROI 2018 is here and we want to be sure YOU know where to find us in Boston. Below is the list of faculty presentations and posters from our Division. Come visit us at CROI – We would LOVE to meet you! Find us on Twitter @UNMC_ID ; #UNMCID Content courtesy of Kim Scarsi, Sue Swindells […]

March 5, 2018

Reflections on a year of blogging

On February 14, 2017, led by our Division’s own Social Media Maven Dr. Kelly Cawcutt, we launched our UNMC Infectious Diseases Blog with a welcome post. 365 days, 134 posts, and almost 14,000 views later, we are still here! We have introduced our faculty, shared thoughts on why ID is special to us, recruited for […]

February 14, 2018

Can Social Media Revolutionize Academic Medicine?

As we approach our first anniversary in the blogosphere, it was fitting that our very own Dr. Kelly Cawcutt was invited to write a commentary on  a recent publication in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology that explored the use of Twitter messaging at four major Infectious Diseases/Infection Control conferences worldwide. Dr. Cawcutt’s commentary, entitled Twitter Me This—Can […]

January 31, 2018

Effect of variations in clinical practice on blood culture volumes

Blood cultures obtained from central venous catheters (CVC) contain a significantly greater volume of blood than those obtained via peripheral venipuncture.  This is the main finding from a study recently published by investigators at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) (Jones RL, Syles HR, Fey PD and Rupp ME).  “Effect of Clinical Variables on […]

January 5, 2018

ID Administrator completes MBA degree as Distinguished Graduate

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases would like to congratulate our Division Administrator Jonathan Nguyen who recently successfully completed his MBA program at University of Nebraska. In recognition of his hard work,  Jon was singled out for honors by being selected as the Distinguished Graduate of his class by the business […]

December 27, 2017

Textbook on Immunocompromised Patients Goes Global

  Dr. Alison Freifeld co-edited a clinical textbook on infections in immunocompromised hosts with Dr. Pranatharthi Chandrasekar, Dr. Ajit Limaye and Dr. Emily Blumberg. The textbook is gaining a global audience and is now available in Japanese.  Dr. Freifeld was the section editor for infections in Oncology patients.  Per Dr. Freifeld:  “Immunosuppressed patients — particularly […]

December 15, 2017

UNMC ID Fellowship Coordinator Sandy Nelson TAGME-certified!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that our UNMC Infectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator, Sandy Nelson has passed her examination administered by the National Board for Certification: Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education (TAGME) and has earned the designation C-TAGME. C-TAGME is available to individuals who have served as a program coordinator for two […]

November 4, 2017