Tag: #LearnID

Research Digest: UNMC Investigates Blood Stream Infections

Blood stream infections are one of the most feared type of infections in the infectious disease world. And for good reason- if left untreated they can quickly develop into serious complications such as septic shock. Luckily, researchers are constantly exploring the risk factors and treatments for this infection, including many UNMC ID faculty. Read on for a digest of 3 recent articles authored by UNMC faculty exploring the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

August 31, 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

#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 […]

July 5, 2022

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 […]

June 30, 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

UNMC ID at #SHEASpring2022 – Where to Find Us!

The SHEA Spring conference starts tomorrow; here is your guide on where to find UNMC ID throughout the conference! Invited Training Course Workshop Lectures Tuesday, April 12th from 10:00am – 10:15am: SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology as presented by our own Kari Simonsen. Tuesday, April 12th from 2:45pm-3:15pm: Case Studies in Pediatric Infection Control (panel […]

April 11, 2022

HIV Enhanced Medical Education Track Students: Projects and Match Day Successes

The UNMC College of Medicine offers a unique Enhanced Medical Education Track (EMET) program which provides an opportunity for medical students to delve into particular disciplines of interest in the field of medicine throughout their four-year degree program. Track students attend seminars, preceptorships and complete a research project culminating in a poster or conference presentation. […]

March 29, 2022

Introducing our new Assistant Editor of Digital Content and Scholarship – Zachary Van Roy

We are thrilled to introduce our new Assistant Editor of Digital Content and Scholarship, Zachary Van Roy! Zach is going to be curating and creating new digital content for our blog, and collaborating with us on exciting new #SoMe Scholarship. Look out for this bright young star as he makes his way through the infectious diseases and social media worlds!

– Jasmine Marcelin and Kelly Cawcutt, Co-Directors of Digital Innovation and Social Media Strategy, UNMC ID

March 23, 2022

High-level Review: Updated STI Guidelines Part 2

In July 2021 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their sexually transmitted infections (STI) treatment guideline, an update from 2015.1 Below, senior ID fellow Dr. Jonathan Ryder highlights significant (but by no means comprehensive) changes in this new guideline that can be incorporated into clinical practice and some of the evidence supporting these changes. Part 2 – Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomonas, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

September 7, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Ryder, 2nd year UNMC ID fellow