Division of Infectious Diseases

Bryan Alexander, PharmD on Why I Love ID

Why I love ID: I love academic medicine; working jointly with an interdisciplinary team of experts to sort out the most complex clinical cases excites me. There is no place in the region that fulfills each of the aspects of that statement better than Nebraska Medicine. While more and more of the practice of medicine necessarily moves to the long-term management of chronic disease states,… Continue Reading

CRE or not CRE: A Question of Risky Business and Notes from the Field

The following was originally posted by Dr. Marcelin to the August 2018 SHEA Journal Club  Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are not as prevalent in the United States as they are in the Eastern Hemisphere; however travel within our global village means creates opportunity for movement of these organisms to our region.  The following is a review of two studies on risk predictors for CRE and three “Notes… Continue Reading

At UNMC, ID fellows learn HIV from the experts

Over the course of their training, fellows in the UNMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases will receive dedicated clinical and didactic training in the area of HIV alongside faculty with expertise in the HIV clinical care and research. Clinical Training: Fellows will have their continuity clinic at UNMC’s HIV clinic one half day each week. The UNMC HIV Program is a regional leader in HIV care… Continue Reading

Travels, Bones and Bugs, Oh My! ID fellows will see it all at UNMC

At UNMC ID we are fortunate to have some very unique experiences for fellows to explore their interests in our various aspects of our specialty. We are also fortunate to have experts and leaders at the helm, leading fellows through these experiences toward their ultimate career choices. One of these leaders is Dr. Angela Hewlett (pictured on the right in the personal protective equipment below),… Continue Reading

Welcoming our new ID fellows – Focus on Dr. McCreery

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Randy McCreery as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about him… Tell us about the position you are starting I’m starting an Infectious Diseases fellowship at UNMC.  Appropriately, the fellowship is weighted toward general infectious diseases but surprisingly, the second most common rotation we have is research.  There is also… Continue Reading

Intra-abdominal abscesses – do we REALLY need to know every organism in there?

This is a review of a recently published article. Andrew Kozlov, Lorenzo Bean, Emilie V Hill, Lisa Zhao, Eric Li, Gary P Wang; Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Intra-abdominal Abscesses Using Deep Sequencing, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue 2, 1 February 2018 Most intra-abdominal abscesses are polymicrobial. Sometimes aerobic organisms are identified from culture, but often anaerobic organisms do not grow on conventional culture… Continue Reading

Welcoming our new ID fellows – Focus on Dr. Rearigh

We are excited to welcome Dr. Lindsey Rearigh as a new fellow in our Infectious Diseases program! Read on to learn a little more about her… Tell us about the position you are starting I am just starting my first year as an infectious disease fellow at UNMC. This is a 2-year program aimed at training its fellows in every area of infectious disease, from… Continue Reading

Keeping Fourth of July full of Explosions in the Air (Not from Down There)

The following was written by Dr. Jasmine Marcelin and originally posted to the Physician’s Weekly Blog on July 3, 2018 in honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday.   **** Fourth of July. Independence Day. For most, a delightful holiday filled with fun, family, friends and most importantly, FOOD. Independence Day is the most popular day to grill. Whether the plan for July 4th is grilling,… Continue Reading

Tune into this AMAZING Podcast : The Hot Zone: Biocontainment with Dr. Hewlett

  Dr. Angela Hewlett recently was interviewed via podcast for a Travel Medicine show regarding biocontainment, including how to treat and handle highly infectious agents(yes, including Ebola). The blog posts include everything from what biocontainment is to worse case scenarios and other unique aspects of preparing for, and providing care for, people with these types of infections. The namesake for this podcast is a book… Continue Reading

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

If you work in an office at all, chances are you have come into contact with an Administrative Professional.  The impact of an Administrative Professional on their office team has been compared to glue or paperclips that keep the office together. Our Administrative Professionals are an integral part of our group here at UNMC ID.  Sure, they help with things like setting up meetings, lectures,… Continue Reading