The Nebraska Medical Center is the clinical partner of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), which includes the colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Allied Health with approximately 2,600 students. UNMC is the only public academic health science center in Nebraska and is internationally recognized as a leader in patient care, research, and education. With a history dating back to 1869, the 685-bed not-for-profit hospital is known for excellence and innovation in medicine. As the primary teaching hospital for UNMC, The Nebraska Medical Center is a respected leader in solid organ transplantation, cardiology, bone marrow transplantation/oncology, and neurosciences.
Through a joint effort of Pharmaceutical & Nutrition Care, Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control, and the Infectious Diseases Section of Internal Medicine, the ASP at The Nebraska Medical Center has been active since 2004. The mission of the ASP is to optimize the utilization of antimicrobial agents in order to realize improved patient outcomes, a positive effect on antimicrobial resistance, and an economic benefit. The ASP is dedicated to conducting research related to stewardship efforts in order to contribute to the scientific knowledge regarding such endeavors.
"Antimicrobial stewardship programs make sense. They save lives, prevent adverse events, and make efficient use of economic resources." - Dr. Mark Rupp
The Nebraska Medical Center has over 15 ID physicians on staff, among four inpatient ID services. The section engages in the spectrum of research from basic research to clinical and epidemiologic studies. The major areas of practice and research interests are immunocompromised host ID, HIV/AIDS, healthcare epidemiology, antimicrobial stewardship, biopreparedness, basic neurovirology research, geriatric ID, and tropical medicine.