Division of Infectious Diseases

Clinical Pearls From Case Conference: Focus on CNS Infections

At Case Conference on August 16, Drs. Hankins and McCreery presented excellent cases of viral CNS infections combined with a great review of pertinent literature.  Here are the key clinical pearls from their presentations. Dr. McCreery on viral and bacterial meningitis: Empiric dexamethasone appears to be beneficial in S. Pneumoniae and H. Influenza meningitis but should be stopped if found to have viral meningitis or… Continue Reading

Jennifer O’Neill, RN, BSN on Why I Love ID

Why I Love ID: ” I love ID.  In my role as a clinical research coordinator with the HIV team, I get the opportunity to provide very holistic, multidisciplinary care to our patients while working with the latest interventions and seeking to gain new information to advance the science of care.  It is exciting to share those advances with patients, reflecting on how far we… Continue Reading

UNMC ID In The Trenches – Perspective From A Current ID Fellow

Dr. Karnatak, who is finishing his 1st year of ID fellowship, shares what ID fellowship is like here at UNMC: UNMC ID fellowship is uniquely designed to create an individualized training path for fellows. During my fellowship interview, I believed this fellowship would support fellows to achieve their personal career aspirations, and now after completing my first year of fellowship, I know this is true. … Continue Reading

UNMC ID is looking for our next fantastic fellows! Could that be you?

Fellowship application season is nearing and as the Program Director for our ID fellowship, I wanted to highlight a few of the great things about our program.  Our fellows have a robust clinical experience that includes not only the typically complex patients seen at a tertiary referral center, but also includes extensive experience caring for immunosuppressed patients.  In addition to our General ID service, we… Continue Reading

Precious Davis, BSN, MSN on Why I Love ID

Why I Love ID: “Before beginning nursing school, I always had a strong desire to give back to my community by educating and bringing awareness to the high STD rates in Douglas County. Throughout my career, I encountered some setbacks because of lack of enough work or educational experience to work in the field. While finishing my Masters Degree earlier this year, an HIV Case… Continue Reading

Ryan Ross, RN on Why I Love ID

Why I Love ID: “Why I love ID? I love ID because it brought me many new challenges as a nurse. I’ve been able to learn in depth about infections ranging from Tuberculosis to prosthetic joint infections. I love being part of a team that has the knowledge and expertise to be able to diagnose infections that others could not find. It’s very rewarding to… Continue Reading

Celebrating Doctor’s Day

March 30th will pass by for some as any other day. However, it should not.  It is a day for us to celebrate and recognize American physicians for their ongoing work to improve the health of our communities, country and world. As we have said before, in the end, we are all patients. Doctors will impact the lives of most, if not all, American’s at… Continue Reading

Josh Havens, PharmD on “Why I Love ID”

Why I Love ID:  Infectious diseases, in general, is quite interesting, but I can really only speak from an HIV perspective. My initial career interests were not in infectious diseases and it was not until I threw myself into this niche world of HIV that I started to recognize a true affinity toward the field.  It is rare to find an infection that is such… Continue Reading

New Staff Spotlight – Danny Schroeder, PharmD

Tell us about the position you are starting:  I have recently started my role at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue as an Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist. I reach out to physicians at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue to discuss antibiotic therapy and try to obtain the best and safest therapy for our patients here. In addition, I work with Dr. Jasmine Marcelin in this role, she helps guide me with her… Continue Reading

Whitney Knuth, NP on “Why I Love ID”

Why I Love ID:  “I love the detective work we get to do on a daily basis and the unpredictability each day brings.  The field is a constant challenge, with no two days being the same.  I specifically love working with our oncology patients and their families and the interpersonal relationships we are privileged to establish.  There is no better reward or satisfaction when we… Continue Reading