Tag: #ResearchID

Faculty Research Presentation: Bacterial Iron Metabolism and Novel Antimicrobial Strategies

Every month, we have a faculty member presents their ongoing research. Last month we had the opportunity to learn from Dean Bradley Britigan about novel antimicrobial strategies involving disruption of bacterial iron metabolism.  Microorganisms need iron for growth and metabolism; they need it for enzymes, gene regulation, and development of virulence factors. Most bacterial species […]

Apr 11, 2018

M4 Students in our HIV Enhanced Education Track present Capstone Projects…and Today is MATCH DAY!

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 […]

Mar 16, 2018

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 […]

Mar 5, 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 […]

Jan 5, 2018

Enhanced Medical Education Track provides unique HIV immersion curriculum and research opportunities for UNMC medical students

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 […]

Nov 27, 2017

Vitamin C and Sepsis – Miracle, Madness or Still Murky?

Experimental and emerging data suggest intravenous ascorbic acid may be a potential therapy in patients presenting with septic shock, but more evidence is needed to confirm or refute the clinical utility of ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Proposed mechanisms of this essential water-soluble vitamin include anti-inflammatory effects, reduction in oxidative damage, and preservation of endothelial function […]

Sep 15, 2017

Are contact isolation precautions (CP) necessary when caring for patients infected or colonized with endemic MRSA or VRE?

Researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases and Nebraska Medicine Department of Infection Control and Epidemiology recently published results from a two-year observational study indicating that routine use of contact isolation precautions (CP) are not needed in caring for patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (Rupp ME, […]

Aug 21, 2017

Infectious Diseases Fellow Research Presentation

Research is critical to the advancement of medicine and we continue to encourage our fellows to be active in research, both now and in their future careers, and present those results through publications and presentations. At the end of May, Dr. Majorant presented posters on two of her research projects, listed below,  at the UNMC […]

Jun 21, 2017

Infectious Diseases’ Medical Students Win Recognition for Research Projects

Two medical students working with UNMC ID Division faculty were recognized by the Department of Internal Medicine for excellence and will receive the 2017 Medical Student Research Award at Grand Rounds on June 2. Jordan Broekhuis, a fourth year student working with Dr. Sara Bares in the HIV Enhanced Medical Education Track (EMET), conducted a survey […]

Apr 28, 2017

UNMC Study Documents Value of Blood Diversion Device to Prevent Contamination of Blood Cultures

A prospective controlled trial conducted by Rupp and colleagues in the UNMC ID Division demonstrates a significant 87.6% decrease in blood culture contamination.  Results were recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and are available on open access at:  https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/3099374/Reduction-in-Blood-Culture-Contamination-Through The study was conducted in the Nebraska Medicine Emergency Department and involved 971 patients and 1,942 […]

Apr 24, 2017