News & Events
The Division continues to pursue excellence in research.
The Division's continuous record of scholarly productivity is evidenced by 82 publications authored by its faculty members in 2014, including papers in Nature, Lancet Infectious Diseases, and PLoS Pathogens. Ten chapters in the recently released Mandell's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases (8th Ed) were written by UTMB faculty, including 5 chapters co-authored by members of the Division. Furthermore, despite the current funding environment, all of our research faculty members have NIH support.
We are educating the next generation of Infectious Disease specialists.
The Division continues to provide an outstanding educational experience for fellows with multiple educational conferences (including Global Grand Rounds, a real time video-conference with sites in Peru, Croatia and Kenya), active inpatient and outpatient clinical care, and robust scientific investigation. Since 2008, all of our fellows have passed the ABIM certification examination in the subspecialty. Over the same time period, six fellows have pursued academic careers and eight have pursued clinical practices. In addition, we are competing for top trainees by completely matching each of our available fellowship positions with top candidates.
Faculty members of the Division are highly acclaimed clinicians and educators.
Examples of this includes Dr. White's selection for the Ben Kean Medal by the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, recognition of our faculty by Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Drs. Lea, Sarria and White), receipt of departmental teaching awards (Drs. Keiser and Sarria), and selection as class marshals by graduating medical students (Drs. Lea and Nichols). Similarly, our clinical services are highly acclaimed with nearly all of our physicians in Best Doctors in America and Texas Superdocs.
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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.Currently available protocols are:
- CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
- General Medicine Admission
- Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
- MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
- Oral Analgesic Medications
- Parenteral Opioids
- Sepsis, Adult ICU
- 111 - Stroke Alert
- 112 - Stroke Activation
- 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
- 3000000001 - Stroke Critical care without tPA
- 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
- 3004002 - Stroke Discharge
All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.
The department of Internal Medicine has a large role in the Meaningful Use Initiative. Our participation is key for the success of the initiative. Please visit the meaningful use website for important communication and updates from the Meaningful Use Initiative.