University of Nebraska Medical Center

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 982162 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha
NE
68198
USA
Phone: (402) 559-8821
Fax: (402) 559-9333

TRAINING PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Andrea D. Green Hines, M.D.
Research Interests: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Quality Improvement

DIVISION DIRECTOR OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Kari A. Simonsen, M.D.
Research Interests: Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology, Tick-borne infections, Intestinal Infections

Other Division Faculty:

Theodore Cieslak, MD, FAAP, FIDSA
Research Interests: Global Health, Bioterrorism, Epidemiology

Stephen K. Obaro, MD, PhD
Research Interests: Pneumococcal disease and vaccine, meningococcal disease and vaccine, pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS, typhoid fever, community-acquired pneumonia, invasive bacterial infections in Nigerian children

Herbert D. Davies, MD, MHCM
Research Interests: Perinatal infections, infectious complications of biologic response modifiers, Ebola

Shirley F. Delair, MD, MPH
Research Interests: Pediatric and adolescent HIV/ADIS, global health

Kari A. Neeman, MD
Research Interests: Immunocompromised Hosts, C. diff

Gwenn L. Skar, MD
Research Interests: Global Health, immunology and microbiology of CNS catheter infections


MAJOR FEATURES OF TRAINING PROGRAM: 

The UNMC PID fellowship program is a 3 year program which combines broad clinical training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine and Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Opportunities for the fellow(s) include working closely with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in inpatient and ambulatory settings.

Research: May be pursued with any principal investigator affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A wide range of research opportunities are available which include basic science, translational clinical trials, educational outcomes and quality and performance improvement.

Clinical Services: Training occurs at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We see a diverse array of problems that include bone and joint infections, sepsis, infections related to trauma, infections in solid organ and bone marrow transplant recipients, tick-borne and other zoonotic infections, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. The clinical experience also includes medical microbiology, immunology and travel medicine.

AFFILIATED HOSPITAL(S):

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
The University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine
Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy
Methodist Women’s Hospital

AVAILABLE FELLOWSHIP POSITIONS: 1 yearly

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 4

TRAINING FOR MD; DO; MD, PhD

FUNDING IS ENSURED FOR ALL 3 YEARS: Yes

VISAS ACCEPTED: J1, H1B, B-1/B-2

IS COMPLETION OF PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY TRAINING IN THE U.S. OR CANADA A REQUIREMENT? YES

THE PROGRAM OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRAINING:

Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site.

Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology.

Program provides training in antimicrobial stewardship.

Program provides global health opportunities.

Program provides substantial experience for trainee in:

  • HIV
  • Bone marrow/transplantation
  • Solid organ/transplantation
  • Travelers/adoptees
  • Congenital immune deficiencies

Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:

  • Bacteriology/bacterial infections
  • Epidemiology and statistics
  • Infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Immunizations/Public health
  • Mycology/fungal infections
  • Parasitology/parasitic diseases
  • Virology/viral diseases
  • Antimicrobial agents/antimicrobial stewardship

Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience in the laboratory of investigator(s) who is/are not faculty of the section.

Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Graduate School courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made).

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture and or experiential courses for fellows (epidemiology, statistics, research design, quality improvement and academic careers.)

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV infected children and adolescents.