Technology vs. Humans: Role of Rapid Diagnostics and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Patients

Rapid diagnostic testing (RDTs) plays an important role in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP) and highlights the impact of the Microbiology laboratory on reducing inappropriate antibiotic use, particularly in hospitalized patients. Early microbial identification with RDTs can lead to earlier initiation of targeted antimicrobial therapy, which can in turn result in shorter hospitalization, fewer adverse events […]

Jan 3, 2019

Dr. Paul Fey on “Why I Love Clinical Microbiology”

  Dr. Paul Fey on “Why I Love Clinical Microbiology: “I love clinical microbiology because each pathogen that invades a human host has a different strategy. Our job is to determine how these processes occur mechanistically but also practically utilize this information to find new diagnostic strategies for our patients and clinical colleagues. ”   […]

Sep 22, 2017

UNMC Clinical Microbiology Fellowship Program Welcomes Dr. Arryn Craney!

Content courtesy of Dr. Paul Fey and Dr. Arryn Craney. UNMC’s Department of Pathology and Microbiology in collaboration with Nebraska Medicine sponsors a Clinical Microbiology Fellowship Program that is accredited by the Committee on Postgraduate Educational Programs (CPEP) of the American Academy of Microbiology.  This two year training program provides the trainee hands-on experience in […]

Aug 28, 2017

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases – The Ghostbusters of Medicine

  Medicine is a team sport, there is no denying that, but together the Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases(ID) specialists create a powerhouse of for diagnosis and treatment. Detect, Identify and Destroy. Infectious Disease physicians are called in to start the investigation – does the patient have an infection? What do we think is the most […]

Aug 7, 2017

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week – Celebrating our AWESOME Microbiology team!

Work hard, play hard. Medicine is a hard job AND a team sport. We must take time out to celebrate our colleagues work and accomplishments! This week is Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, which is held the last full week of April each year.  Events are held to celebrate the critical work that clinical laboratory scientists […]

Apr 27, 2017