Call for Applications: UNMC ID Division Chief

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and College of Medicine is conducting a national search for a dynamic and accomplished individual to assume the role of Division Chief of Infectious Diseases. If you or someone you know may be ready for an exciting opportunity at UNMC ID, please see the contact information below, share this […]

Feb 27, 2024

Research Digest: Clinical Trials for COVID-19

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering clinical trials that evaluate new drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, using three different approaches. As always, check out the linked full articles for more details.

Feb 21, 2024

UNMC to Host Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Event

Come join us for an educational evening to learn about HIV & AIDS in the black community. This event, sponsored by the UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Community Wellness Collaborative, Office of Inclusion, and the Nebraska AIDS Project, will feature wisdom from Dr. Precious Davis, director of the community collaborative academy, and Darryl Brown Jr., senior director of programs and advocacy at Black & Pink National and a board member at the Nebraska AIDS Project. Food, beverages, and light music with a live DJ will complement this evening of education.

Feb 12, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Cortés-Penfield

Congratulations to Dr. Nicolás Cortés-Penfield, who was recently invited to join the Open Forum Infectious Diseases editorial advisory board.

Feb 6, 2024

Publication Alert: Improving Treatment of COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Individuals

This just in! A new article published last month by Dr. Andre Kalil outlines an effective measure to treat COVID-19 in immunocompromised individuals at elevated risk of serious disease from this infection. See below for a quick digest of the article, and read the full story at the linked webpage.

Jan 31, 2024

Research Digest: Improving the Practice of ID

Research Digest is a periodic installment that recognizes the world-class clinical research performed right here at UNMC ID. Today, we review three articles covering the efforts to utilize research to improve the way we practice medicine, from optimizing the work environment to making it easier to find the most up-to-date recommendations. As always, check out […]

Jan 17, 2024

UNMC ID in the Community: Blankets for Those in Need

Every fall, the UNMC student-led organization Fostering the Future sponsors a project to create blankets for foster children, women and children at shelters, refugee families, children undergoing long-term medical treatments, and adults undergoing chemotherapy. This year, the UNMC ID Specialty Care Clinic decided to get into the holiday spirit and join the fun by cutting and tying fleece blankets for donation to youth in foster care with help from Project Everlast, Project Harmony, Partnership 4 Kids, and the Omaha Police Department. The SCC Client Services Team tied the blankets (pictured right).

Dec 13, 2023

Voices of ID: Nikki Regan on COVID-19

This post features Nikki Regan, author of a narrative at the intersection of patient and practitioner during the COVID-19 pandemic, now published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Nov 27, 2023

Summary of 8 Antibiotic Myths for Infectious Disease Clinicians (Part 1)

Antibiotic usage frequently has rapidly changing recommendations. This summary reviews the first 4 of the top 8 antibiotic myths facing clinicians. Check back to the next post for the remaining antibiotic-prescribing myths!

Nov 22, 2023

Penicillin Allergy Risk Low? Challenge with PO!

This post is part of a shared series for U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week between the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP), the Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP), and the University of Nebraska Medical Center Division for Infectious Diseases. Check out the other posts on the ASAP webpage and social media accounts.

Nov 21, 2023

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