Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program. The UNMC ID Fellowship Program is designed to provide education and training in the practice of both clinical infectious diseases and research techniques in infectious diseases. Fellows will develop the skills necessary to provide expert consultation and management of patients with a wide variety of infectious diseases along with the skills needed to perform or interpret both clinical and basic science research. The first year of fellowship is primarily devoted to acquiring clinical proficiency in both inpatient and outpatient aspects of infectious diseases care. The second year is increasingly focused on research activities with continued training in managing continuity of care in the outpatient setting and ID electives. A third year of training is encouraged to better prepare the fellow for a career as a lifelong learner by expanding upon productive and independent research.

The Infectious Disease Division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center includes 11 full-time, nationally recognized faculty. The ID Division is one of 10 divisions that comprise the Department of Internal Medicine. The ID Division enjoys collegial collaborative relationships and has faculty jointly appointed in a variety of departments including Pathology/Microbiology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Pharmacology/Neuroscience, and the College of Public Health. The ID Division is well-supported from a variety of extramural sources and is well-respected for work in HIV, immunocompromised host ID (solid organ transplantation and hematopoetic stem cell transplantation), antimicrobial stewardship, infection prevention and epidemiology, travel medicine, biopreparedness, staphylococcal disease, biofilm research, and orthopedic ID. UNMC ID faculty actively collaborate with investigators worldwide.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center is a comprehensive health science center with approximately 2600 students in colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and allied health professions. The Nebraska Medical Center (NMC), comprised primarily of University and Clarkson Hospitals, is the primary teaching facility for UNMC. Over 1000 physicians staff the 689 bed flag-ship hospital and care for greater than 23,000 yearly admissions. NMC is a regional referral and trauma center and is well-respected for innovative work in oncology & hematopoetic stem cell transplantation, solid organ transplantation, neurosciences, and cardiovascular diseases. The UNMC Eppley Cancer Center is an NCI designated cancer center.

During the ID Fellowship, inpatient rotations will occur at the Nebraska Medical Center. Fellows spend time on the General ID service and the Transplant ID service. Elective rotations on the Private ID, Oncology ID, and Pediatric ID service are also available. Fellows will have their continuity HIV clinic at the UNMC Specialty Care Clinic which provides comprehensive care to more than 1000 individuals with HIV. They will also attend the UNMC General ID clinic and have additional outpatient training in the sexually transmitted diseases and viral hepatitis clinics.

Research opportunities are abundant and range from clinically based projects to basic science bench research. The University Of Nebraska College Of Public Health offers ID Fellows the chance to obtain further training in areas of public health and epidemiology.

The ID Division provides an array of basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities in the following areas:

• Infection control and healthcare-associated infections
• Antimicrobial Stewardship
• HIV/AIDS
• Transplant infectious disease
• Oncology-associated infections
• Staphylococcal infections and Biofilm Research
• Fungal disease
• Mycobacterial disease
• Biopreparedness
• Orthopedic Infections

Fellows are expected to present their work at local, national, and international meetings and to publish their work in peer-reviewed journals.

For more information on applying for a fellowship in Infectious Disease see the Application Information page .

Omaha is a vibrant community of approximately 800,000 persons and a regional center for business and commerce. Abundant cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities are present. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the UNMC and Nebraska Medical Center websites at www.unmc.edu or www.nebraskamed.com.

Contact Information
Fellowship Program Director
Trevor Van Schooneveld, M.D.

Fellowship Program Coordinator
Jordan Morris

Phone:
402-559-8650
Fax: 402-559-5581
Address:
Internal Medicine - Infectious Diseases
985400 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5400

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