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Marvin J . Bittner, MD

Special Professor

Special Professor

Marvin Bittner

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School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Divisions
Infectious Diseases Fellowships
Med Microbiology & Immunology Secondary

Marvin J . Bittner, MD

Special Professor

Special Professor

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Areas of Interest: Travel medicine, infection prevention, and clinical epidemiology
Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Residency: University of Michigan
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Awards: Distinguished Research Career Award - Creighton University School of Medicine, Walter J. O’Donohue, Jr. Award - Nebraska Chapter, American College of Physicians

Selected Publications

  1. VanderWeg MW, Perencevich EN, O’Shea AMJ, Jones MP, Sarrazin MV, Franciscus CL, Goedken CC, Baracco GJ, Bradley SF Cadena J, Forrest GN, Gupta K, Morgan DJ, Rubin MA, Thurn J, Bittner MJ, Reisinger HS. Effect of frequency of changing point-of-use reminder signs on health care worker hand hygiene adherence. A cluster randomized clinical trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(10):e1913823. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13823. PMID: 31642930
  2. Bittner MJ, Routh JM, Folchert MD, Woessner NE, Kennedy SJ, Parks CC. Hand hygiene among health care workers: Is educating patients and families a feasible way to increase rates? WMJ [Wisconsin Medical Journal]. 2017;116:79-83.
  3. Bittner MJ, Rich EC, Turner PD, Arnold WH. Limited impact on handwashing frequency in an adult intensive care unit of sustained simple feedback based on soap and paper towel consumption. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002(Mar);23(3):120-126. 

Research Focus

Clinical epidemiology, especially infection prevention

Department

Medicine

Position

Special Professor

Books

  • Tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections.
    Bittner MJ, Preheim LC. Other slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria. In:  Schlossberg D, ed. Tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections.  7th ed.  Washington, DC:  ASM Press, 2017:767-76.
    2017, p. 767-76 2017
  • American Society for Microbiology
    Bittner MJ, Preheim LC.  Other nontuberculous mycobacteria. In:  Schlossberg D, ed.  Tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections.  6th ed.  Washington, DC:  ASM Press, 2011:618-26. 2011
  • Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing
    Preheim L, Bittner MJ.  Tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections for the ID boards. In:  Cunha BA, ed. Educational review manual in infectious disease.  4th ed.  New York:  Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, Ltd., 2009:405-24. 2009
  • Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing
    Preheim L, Bittner MJ.  Tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections. In:  Cunha BA, ed. Educational review manual in infectious disease.  3rd ed.  New York:  Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing, Ltd., 2007:291-306. 2007
  • McGraw Hill
    Preheim LC, Bittner MJ.  Other nontuberculous mycobacteria and Mycobacterium bovis. In:  Schlossberg D, ed.  Tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacterial infections.  5th ed.  New York:  McGraw Hill, 2006:489-97. 2006

Articles

  • JAMA Network Open
    Vander Weg MW, Perencevich EN, O'Shea AMJ, Jones MP, Vaughan Sarrazin MS, Franciscus CL, Goedken CC, Baracco GJ, Bradley SF, Cadena J, Forrest GN, Gupta K, Morgan DJ, Rubin MA, Thurn J, Bittner MJ, Reisinger HS. Effect of Frequency of Changing Point-of-Use Reminder Signs on Health Care Worker Hand Hygiene Adherence: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. PubMed PMID: 31642930; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6820039.
    2(10), p. e1913823 2019
  • Cureus
    Satish M, Mumtaz MA, Bittner MJ, Valenta C. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Endocarditis of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Lead. PubMed PMID: 31065471; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6497185.
    11(3), p. e4165 2019
  • Wisconsin Medical Journal
    Bittner MJ, Routh JM, Folchert MD, Woessner NE, Kennedy SJ, Parks CC. Hand hygiene among health care workers: Is educating patients and families a feasible way to increase rates?
    116, p. 79-83 2017
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. Dr. Audrey Paulman. A change in editor, but many similarities. Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society. 2016(Nov/Dec);37(6):22-3
    37, 6, p. 22-3 2016
  • Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
     Foral PA, Anthone JM, Destache CJ, Vivekanandan R, Preheim LC, Gorby G:, Horne JM, Dobronski LA, Syed JJ, Mindru C, Ali MA, Ali KF, Neemann KA, Bittner MJ. Education and communication in an interprofessional antimicrobial stewardship program.
    116, p. 588-93 2016
  • Microbiology Spectrum
    Bittner MJ, Preheim LC. Other slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria. Microbiol Spectrum. 2016;4(6):TNMI7-0012-2016. doi:10.1128/microbiolspec.TNMI7-0012-2016.
    4, 6 2016
  • Wisconsin Medical Journal
    Boos EM, Kramer MR, Bittner MJ.  A profile of patients who fail to keep appointments in a Veterans Administration primary care clinic
    115, 4, p. 185-90 2016
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. Calling all people who love to write. Editor’s desk
    37, 2, p. 8 2016
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. Bring on more hassles. Editor’s desk.
    36,6, p. 8 2015
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. His eyes were opened. Editor’s desk.
    36,5, p. 8 2015
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Learning from cornfields.  Editor’s desk. 
    36, 3, p. 8 2015
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Bending the unbendable.  Editor’s desk. 
    36, 2, p. 8 2015
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  No offense intended.  Editor’s desk. 
    36, 1, p. 8 2015
  • Wisconsin Medical Journal
    Bittner MJ, Horne JM.  Paucity of laboratory-confirmed failures of high-dose influenza vaccine in an elderly population, 2012-13. 
    113, 5, p. 173 2014
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  When putting patients first wasn’t the first choice.  Editor’s desk. 
    35, 5, p. 8 2014
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Being informed leads to informed debate.  Editor’s desk. 
    35, 4, p. 8 2014
  • BMJ Case Report
    Abuzaid A, Smer A, Akturk HK, Bittner M.  Are we missing anaerobic infective endocarditis in some acute coronary syndromes?
    2014, p. 204791 2014
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Zombies in Omaha?  Editor’s desk. 
    35, 3, p. 8 2014
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Putting a price tag on common sense.  Editor’s desk. 
    35, 2, p. 8 2014
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A call for critical thinking.  Editor’s desk. 
    35, 1, p. 6 2014
  • Cornhusker Family Physician
    Bittner MJ.  Ten strategies for using influenza vaccine that have emerged since the era of eight-track players. 
    58, 2, p. 24-5 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A time to say thank you.  Editor’s desk. 
    35, 6, p. 8 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Worth taking another look.  Editor’s desk. 
    34, 5, p. 8 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Another example of bureaucracy getting in the way. 
    34, 4, p. 8 2013
  • Wisconsin Medical Journal
    Bittner MJ.  Clarification on use of high-dose influenza vaccine in the elderly. 
    112, 3, p. 104 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Why the hands-off approach.  Editor’s desk. 
    34, 3, p. 10 2013
  • Wisconsin Medical Journal
    Bittner MJ, Gorby GL, Parks CC.  Absence of laboratory-confirmed failures of high-dose influenza vaccine in an elderly population. 
    112, 2, p. 45 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Community Leaders + Physicians = Greater Understanding.  Editor’s desk
    34, 2, p. 10 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Begging to differ with the governor.  Editor’s desk. 
    34, 1, p. 10 2013
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Take aim at a naysayer.  Editor’s desk. 
    33, 6, p. 10 2012
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  The freedom to vote.  Editor’s desk. 
    33, 5, p. 10 2012
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Stands worth taking.  Editor’s desk. 
    33, 4, p. 10 2012
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A novel suggestion.  Editor’s desk. 
    33, 3, p. 10 2012
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  On a serious note . . .  Editor’s desk. 
    33, 2, p. 37 2012
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Why Greg?  Editor’s desk. 
    33, 1, p. 10 2012
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  My rule was made to be broken.  Editor’s desk.  
    32(6), p. 10 2011
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Confronting the paperwork tsunami.  Editor’s desk.  
    32(5), p. 10 2011
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Taking aim at “Operation Prairie Fire.”  Editor’s desk.  Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society.  2011(Jul/Aug);32(4):10.
    32(4), p. 10 2011
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A lesson for today from 30 years ago.  Editor’s desk.  
    32(3), p. 10 2011
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Frugality:  Just a song?  Editor’s desk.  
    32(2), p. 10 2011
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Hope, meat ax, or scalpel?  Editor’s desk.  
    32(1), p. 10 2011
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Attention, earthling physicians:  Save “yesterday”!  Editor’s desk.  
    31(6), p. 10 2010
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  The message of the grumpy old man.  Editor’s desk.  
    31(6), p. 10 2010
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Electronic records and priorities.  Editor’s desk.  
    31(4), p. 10 2010
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Woody Allen and an Omaha pediatrician.  Editor’s desk.  
    31(3), p. 10 2010
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Representation remains the loudest voice for change.  Editor’s desk.  
    31(2), p. 10 2010
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Malpractice message:  Learning from one physician’s experience.  Editor’s desk.  
    31(1), p. 10 2010
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Finding peace on earth in Omaha.  Editor’s desk.  
    30(6), p. 10 2009
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Making a political impact.  Editor’s desk.  
    30(5), p. 10 2009
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
     Bittner MJ.  Some advice from Abraham Flexner.  Editor’s desk.  
    30(4), p. 9 2009
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A voice of reason among the paperwork.  Editor’s desk. 
    30(3), p. 9 2009
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Calling the question.  Editor’s desk.  
    30(2), p. 9 2009
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A gap in preserving health.  Editor’s desk.  
    30(1), p. 9 2009
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Lessons learned from a well-publicized bailout.  Editor’s desk.  
    29(6), p. 9 2008
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A not-so-subtle message.  Editor’s desk.  
    29(5), p. 9 2008
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A disconcerting thought.  Editor’s desk. 
    29(2), p. 9 2008
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    One Voice Versus Many. Editor's desk.
    29(1), p. 9 2008
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  The political process needs you.  Editor’s desk.  
    28(5), p. 9 2007
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
    Stout JE, Muder RR, Mietzner S, Wagener MM, Perri MB, DeRoos K, Goodrich D, Arnold W, Williamson T, Ruark O, Treadway C, Eckstein EC, Marshall D, Rafferty ME, Sarro K, Page J, Jenkins R, Oda G, Shimoda KJ, Zervos MJ, Bittner M, Camni SL, Panwalker AP, Donskey CJ, Nguyen M-H, Holodniy M, Yu VL, and the Legionella Study Group. Role of environmental surveillance in determining risk for hospital-acquired legionellosis: A national surveillance study with clinical correlations.
    28(7), p. 818-824 2007
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bringing Physicians Together. Editor's desk.
    28(4), p. 9 2007
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Dr. X Has a Flaw. Editor's desk.
    28(3), p. 9 2007
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Take a Closer Look. Editor's desk.
    28(2), p. 30 2007
  • Veterans' Health
    Infection - Don't Pass It On
    Winter 2006, p. 4 & 5 2007
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    A lavish production. Editor’s desk.
    28(1), p. 8 2007
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Stronger together. Editor’s desk.
    27(6), p. 7 2006
  • Not Applicable
    Practically an Iowan. Editor’s desk.
    27(5), p. 9 2006
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    New Year’s resolutions. Editor’s desk.
    27(4), p. 9 2006
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  The problems with awards.  Editor’s desk.  
    27(3), p. 9 2006
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A cry for CQI.  Editor’s desk.  Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society.  2006(Mar/Apr);27(2):9.
    27(2), p. 9 2006
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Cosmic rays and Yogi Berra.  Editor’s desk.  
    27(1), p. 5 2006
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Beyond “gomer,” beyond kindness.  Editor’s desk.  
    26(6), p. 5 2005
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Neither Quentron, nor Zenmar.  Editor’s desk.  
    26(5), p. 5 2005
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Learning a lesson from the bottle.  Editor’s desk.  
    26(4), p. 5 2005
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
    Donta ST, Engel Jr CC, Collins JF, Baseman JB, Bittner M, etal. Benefits and Harms of Doxycycline Treatment for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
    141 (2), p. 85-94 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Still seeking discovery.  From the editor.  
    25(4), p. 5 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Root beer, superman, and kidney transplants.  From the editor.  
    25(3), p. 5 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  The insider.  From the editor.  
    25(2), p. 5 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Lessons learned in death.  From the editor.  
    25(1), p. 4 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Work for an organization, rather than in it.  From the editor.  
    24(6), p. 4 2003
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  A society for every type of physician.  From the editor. 
    24(5), p. 4 2003
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ.  Fascination is the key.  From the editor.  Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society.  2003(May/Jun);24(3):4. 2003
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
    Limited Impact of Sustained Simple Feedback Based on Soap and Paper Towel Bittner MJ, Rich EC, Turner PD, Arnold, Jr., WH. Consumption on the Frequency of hand Washing in an Adult Intensive Care Unit.
    Volume 23, number 3 2002
  • American Journal of Medicine
    Bittner MJ. Managed care and education. Am J Med. 2000;109:342-3. PMID: 11203146  2000
  • Not Applicable
    Bittner MJ, Toney JF, Eleftheriou PD, Ribner BS. Randomized, double-blind comparison of oral cefpodoxime and parenteral ceftriaxone in hospitalized adults with community-acquired pneumonia. J Clin Outcomes Management 1999(Mar);6(3):38-45. 1999

Publications

  • WMJ
    Gerst A, Murthy T, Elson A, Driscoll D, Bittner MJ, Ramaswamy S. Adjunctive Minocycline for Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Case Series. WMJ (published online 11/22/21) 2021
  • Ann Intern Med
    Bittner MJ. Is ACP itself willing to make hard decisions to support clinicians by cutting 'training'? Ann Intern Med (accepted for publication as Letter L21-0688, comment on Barrett M21-338110/28/21) 2021
  • WMJ
    Bittner MJ, Truong GTD, Creech ZA. Racial and ethnic differences in zoster vaccine uptake: A cross-sectional study in a Veterans Health Administration primary care clinic. WMJ 2021(Oct);120(3):168-170 PMID: 34710295 2021
  • Open Forum Infectious Diseases
    Azeem A, Newquist IL, Royal LL, Hemrick KS, Creech ZA, Patel SA, Rajan AK, Truong GD, Ahmad F, Bittner MJ. Outbreak of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) amid the COVID-19 pandemic associated with changes in central line dressing care accompanying changes in nursing education, nursing documentation, and dressing supply kits. Open Forum Infect Dis, 2021:8(Suppl 1) Abstracts:S484 2021
  • ACP Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting
    H Dakroub, M Bittner, M Firoz. Atypical Mycobacterial Peritonitis in a Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Patient. 2005 Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Omaha, NE. October 13-14, 2005. 2005
  • Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Bittner MJ, DeRoos K. Smallpox vaccine acceptance by hospital employees: Success with a multifaceted program. (Poster K-749) 43rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, IL 2003
  • Academic Medicine
    Managed care and education: Seizing the opportunities.
    109(4), p. 342 2000
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
    Impact on handwashing frequency of nursing workload and winter season in adult.
    21, p. 103 2000
  • Not Applicable
    Bittner MJ, Rich EC, Recker RL, Turner PD, Lubeley MW. Consistent satisfaction measured by American Board of Internal Medicine Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire following initial evaluation of inpatients by VA Medical Center interns. Scientific Presentation (Abstract 61), February 25, 1999 1999
  • Not Applicable
    17th Annual Meeting, Health Services Research & Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC, February 24-26, 1999 1999

Editing and Reviews

  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    What to do About the 'Box.' Editor's Desk.
    Vol 26; No 3, p. 5 2005
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Taking the High Road. From the Editor.
    Vol 26; No 2 2005
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Some Solutions are Quite Simple. From the Editor.
    Vol 26; No 1, p. 5 2005
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Lessons Learned About a Peanut Vendor. From the Editor.
    Vol 25; No 6, p. 5 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Questions Worth Asking. From the Editor.
    Vol 25; No 5, p. 5 2004
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. The power of persuasion. From the editor.
    24(4), p. 4 2003
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. No time to remain seated. From the editor.
    24(2), p. 4 2003
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. My favorite things. From the editor.
    24(1), p. 4 2003
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. The importance of understanding. From the editor.
    23(5), p. 4 2002
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
    Bittner MJ.  Expert guide to infectious diseases.  [Book Review]  Ann Pharmacother. 
    36, p. 1811-2 2002
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. Be like Dr. X. From the editor.
    23(4), p. 4-5 2002
  • Physicians Bulletin of the Metro Omaha Medical Society
    Bittner MJ. Who needs CME? We do. From the editor.
    23(3), p. 4-5 2002

Presentations

  • Creech ZA, Truong GTD, Bittner MJ. Racial and ethnic differences in zoster vaccine uptake: A cross-sectional study in a Veterans Health Administration primary care clinic. Presentation in Student Competition, Annual Meeting of Nebraska Chapter, American College of Physicians, October 7, 2021, Virtual Meeting 2021
  • Azeem A, Newquist IL, Royal LL, Hemrick KS, Creech ZA, Patel SA, Rajan AK, Truong GD, Ahmad F, Bittner MJ. Outbreak of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) amid the COVID-19 pandemic associated with changes in central line dressing care accompanying changes in nursing education, nursing documentation, and dressing supply kits. Poster 774, Poster Session: HAI: Device-Associated (CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP); N4. Health Care-Associated Infections: Device-Associated (CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP). ID Week 2021, September 29-October 3, 2021, Virtual Meeting 2021
  • Foral PA, Horne J, Gorby G, Bittner M. An evaluation of a sustained antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) and antimicrobial stewardship education to medical and pharmacy trainees at a VA Medical Center. Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, New York, NY. 2019
  • Foral PA, Bernier T, Horne J, Gorby G, Bittner M. Evaluation of management of purulent and nonpurulent skin and soft tissue infections at a VA Medical Center: An opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship. Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, New York, NY. 2019
  • Eskandar AM, Bittner MJ. Improving use of multiplex nucleic acid amplification testing of stool specimens for gastrointestinal pathogens by reducing testing of formed stools. Poster Presentation, Nebraska Chapter American College of Physicians, Omaha, NE. 2019
  • Bonus TW, Woessner NE, Petzar MB, Bittner M, Horne JM. Increased zoster vaccine coverage in a veteran population. Poster Presentation, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, 2018 Clinical Vaccinology Course, Bethesda, Maryland. 2018
  • Bittner, M. Influenza: Nothing to Sneeze at. American Osteopathic Association/American Osteopathic Society of Rheumatic Diseases, 123rd Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California 2018
  • Bittner, M. Influenza vaccine for the elderly. Osteopathic Primary Care Roundtable on Immunization Practices American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family, 123rd Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California 2018
  • Bittner, M. Latest on adult flu vaccine. Panel on current update on vaccines and immunology, American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, 123rd Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California  2018
  • Documentation and coding, Creighton Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. 2018
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, May 18, 2018, Schaumburg, Illinois 2018
  • Influenza vaccines for the elderly. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur. Olathe, KS (5/10/18). Springfield, MO (8/14/18). Webinar broadcast from Bridgewater, NJ (8/29/18). 2018
  • Woessner NE, Petzar MB, Bittner M, Horne JM. Increased Zoster Vaccine Coverage in a Veteran Population. Poster Presentation, 15th Annual Infectious Diseases Fellows Forum, Mayo Clinic, April 20-21, 2018, Rochester, MN 2018
  • Vaccine hesitancy. Talk sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur. Austin, TX 2018
  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, February 21, 2018, Omaha, Nebraska 2018
  • Influenza vaccine for the elderly. Osteopathic Primary Care Roundtable on Immunization Practices, American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 122nd Annual Medical Conference and Exposition. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2017
  • Hospital-acquired infections. Creighton internal medicine core curriculum, Omaha, Nebraska. 2017
  • Documentation and coding. Creighton internal medicine grand rounds, Omaha, Nebraska. 2017
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics. Practical issues in zoonoses. American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois. 2017
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur in 2017. Scottsdale, AZ (2/28). Costa Mesa, CA (3/29). Anaheim, CA (5/13) 2017
  • Ito A, Bittner MJ. Quality of HIV Care in Rural and Urban Veterans Seen Via Telehealth. Poster P-17, 48th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Omaha, Nebraska 2017
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Scottsdale, AZ. 2017
  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. 2017
  • Removing the nonsense: Electronic physician documentation (with Justin Birge MD). American College of Physicians, Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska 2016
  • Vaccine pearls (with Stan Grogg DO). American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 121st Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California. 2016
  • Influenza vaccine for the elderly. Osteopathic Primary Care Roundtable on Immunization Practices, American Osteopathic Association/American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 121st Annual Medical Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Atlanta, GA 2016
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Omaha, NE. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Houston, TX. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Houston, TX. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Norfolk, VA. (3/10) & 9/26) 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Richmond, VA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Charlottesville, VA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Vienna, VA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Costa Mesa, CA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Los Angeles, CA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Weslaco, TX. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Harlingen, TX. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Pharr, TX. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Brownsville, TX. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Walnut Creek, CA. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Modesto, CA. 2016
  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 2016
  • Adult immunization. Continuing medical education program sponsored by the France Foundation and accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Big Mountain Medical Conference, Maine Osteopathic Association, Portland, Maine. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Peoria, AZ. 2016
  • High-dose influenza vaccine. Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Chandler, AZ.  2016
  • Adult immunization. Continuing medical education program sponsored by the France Foundation and accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Big Mountain Medical Conference, Montana Academy of Family Practice, Whitefish, Montana. 2016
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton endocrinology conference, Omaha, Nebraska. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Phoenix, AZ. 2015
  • Foral P, Anthone J, Horne J, Dobronski L, Syed J, Destache C, Vivekanandan R, Preheim L, Gorby G, Bittner M.  Incorporating interprofessional practice education and motivational interviewing techniques in antimicrobial stewardship programs at two academic medical centers.  Poster 428, ID Week, San Diego, California. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webinar. 2015
  • Bittner M, Grogg S. Preparing for the influenza season. Webinar sponsored by American Osteopathic Association, .  http://www.osteopathic.org/inside-aoa/development/practice-mgt/webinars/Pages/preparing-for-the-influenza-season.aspx. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Oico Rivera, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Costa Mesa, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Los Angeles, CA. 2015
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, webinar at Asheville, NC. 2015
  • Boos E, Bittner M, Kramer MR.  Predictors of “no shows” at Omaha Veterans Administration primary care clinics.  Poster Session 2, Society of Epidemiologic Research 48th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado 2015
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois 2015
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska. 2015
  • Dobronski LA, Foral P, Hemrick KS, Bittner MJ.  Adherence to Clostridium difficile treatment guidelines improved after intensification of an antimicrobial stewardship program with trends toward shorter length of stay and lower mortality at a Veterans Affairs health care system.  Poster, Society for Health Care Epidemiology of America, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Anaheim, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Long Beach, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Greensboro NC. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Hickory, NC. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Raleigh, NC.  2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Gretna, LA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Mandeville, LA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Thibodauz, LA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, San Diego, CA. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Tucson, AZ. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Phoenix, AZ. 2015
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Oklahoma City, OK. 2015
  • Temperate medicine in tropical medicine.  Global Health Conference Midwest, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 2015
  • Health advice for international travel.  Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 2015
  • Boehme J, Stading J, Schneider A, Bittner M, Qi Y.  Sero-negative immunization titers for measles-mumps-rubella and hepatitis B in healthcare personnel, and evaluation of subsequent vaccine re-administration.  Poster 1-014, 49th American Society of Health System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, Anaheim, California. 2014
  • Foral P, Jamieson E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Horowitz E, Ali K , Neeman K, Vivekanandan R., et al. Provider acceptance and impact of a consultative, non-coercive antimicrobial stewardship program at Veterans Affairs Medical center. (Abstract accepted to be presented at 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy) 2014
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska 2014
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses. American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Orlando, FL. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Vienna, VA. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Wichita, KS. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Wichita, KS. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Cleveland, OH. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Roanoke, VA. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Richmond, VA. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Virginia Beach, VA. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Overland Park, KS. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Leawood, KS. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Leawood, KS. 2014
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Liberty, MO. 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Kansas City Infectious Diseases Society, Kansas City, MO. 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, National Gerontological Nursing Association, Clearwater Beach , FL. 2013
  • Anthone J, Vivekanandan R, Mindru C, Ali K, Ali M, Horowitz E, Bittner M, Gorby G, Destache C, Preheim L.  Impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) on antimicrobial usage and incidence of Clostridium difficile Infections (CDI) at a teaching hospital.  Poster presentation 1016, ID Week 2013, San Francisco, California 2013
  • Documenting and coding.  Creighton endocrine conference, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • Endocarditis.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds panelist, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Walnut Creek, CA. 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Palo Alto, CA 2013
  • Health care reform.  Physician panelist, Platte Institute program at University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses. American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois 2013
  • HIV/AIDS.  Creighton Internal Medicine Board Review, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Champaign, Il 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur,Springfield IL 2013
  • USMLE Part 1 infectious diseases board review.  Creighton second-year medical student board review series, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • Health advice for international travel.  Creighton Infectious Diseases Symposium, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • Health advice for international travel.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • High-dose influenza vaccine.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Omha, NE 2013
  • Health advice for international travel.  Grand rounds, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, Nebraska 2013
  • Influenza 2013 and beyond.  Creighton pulmonary grand rounds, Omaha, Nebraska 2013
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Memphis, TN. 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Lakeland, FL.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Orlando, FL.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Jacksonville, FL 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur , Denver, CO. 2012
  • Influenza 2012 and beyond.  Clarkson Family Practice Residency,  Omaha, Nebraska 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Springfield, MO.  2012
  • Kumari R, Ali MA, Kumar S, Bittner MJ.  Save my infected catheter:  A patient’s plea—can we agree? Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Chapter, American College of Physicians, Nebraska City, Nebraska 2012
  • Kumari R, Kumar S, Ali MA, Bittner MJ.  Fever and bicytopenia:  The missing link.  Poster Presentation, Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Chapter, American College of Physicians, Nebraska City, Nebraska 2012
  • Documentation and coding.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webcast.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Des Moines, IA. 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Webcast.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur,  Dallas, TX.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Houston, TX. 2012
  • HIV/AIDS.  Creighton Internal Medicine board review, Omaha, Nebraska 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Nashville, TN. 2012
  • Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and miscellaneous topics.  Practical issues in zoonoses.  American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Independence, OH.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Cincinnati, OH. 2012
  • Influenza in the elderly.  Dayton VA Medical Center infectious diseases conference, Dayton, Ohio 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Columbus, OH. 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Centennial, CO. 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Boulder, CO. 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Denver, CO. 2012
  • Influenza in the elderly.  University of Colorado Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds, Aurora, Colorado 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Longmont, CO. 2012
  • 2012 Adult immunization update.  Creighton Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, Nebraska 2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Telerounds.  2012
  • High-dose and intradermal influenza vaccines.  Talks sponsored by Sanofi Pasteur, Telerounds. 2012
  • Tuberculosis.  Ambulatory care curriculum, Creighton Internal Medicine Residents, Omaha NE. 2012
  • 'Adult Immunization.' Immunize Nebraska Fourth Annual Immunization Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Omaha, NE 2007
  • Wound care update—managing infections. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer, Omaha, Nebraska 2007
  • Wound care update—managing infections. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer, Omaha, Nebraska 2007
  • Health advice for international travel. Midwest Global Health Conference, sponsored by University of Nebraska Medical Center International Studies and Programs, Omaha, Nebraska 2006
  • Lean-value stream and flow. Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 Effective Coaching for Improvement Conference, October 24, 2006, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2006
  • Cause and effect diagrams and Pareto charts. Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 Effective Coaching for Improvement Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2006
  • 'Modern day management of MRSA infections.' Spezia, Omaha, NE. 2006
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus More patients, more treatments. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer. Omaha, Nebraska 2006
  • Hand hygiene. Research Conference, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 2006
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus More patients, more treatments. Dinner program sponsored by Pfizer. Rapid City, South Dakota 2006
  • Avian influenza: Katrina of medicine. Sunrise Lions Club, Omaha, Nebraska 2006
  • Update in Antibiotic Resistance. 2005 Nebraska Chapter Scientific Meeting, American College of Physicians, Scott Conference Center, Omaha, NE. 2005
  • Travel Immunizations. Immunize Nebraska - Second Annual Immunization Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Omaha, NE. 2005
  • Valacyclovir and prevention of herpes transmission. Omaha, NE 2005
  • MSA and linezolid. Miller, SD 2005
  • MSA and linezolid. Rapid City, SD 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. Pierre, SD 2005
  • Update in HIV Therapy. Clinical Update in Internal Medicine, Creighton Universtiy School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. May 6-7, 2005, Omaha, Nebraska 2005
  • Aids Rx update. CU Internal Medicine Update. Omaha, NE 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. Lincoln, NE 2005
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: more patients, more treatments. General Rounds, Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, SD 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. Aberdeen, SD 2005
  • TB lecture. UNMC Physician Assistant students, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2005
  • MRSA and linezolid. VVA Medical Center, Lincoln, NE 2005
  • Patient safety. APIC, Immanuel Hospital, Centennial Room, Omaha, NE. 2004
  • Influenza vaccine shortage. Creighton Center for Health Policy and Ethics, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2004
  • Valacyclovir and prevention of herpes transmission. Omaha, NE 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Slayton, MN 2004
  • Voriconazole. Omaha, NE 2004
  • Health advice for the international travel. Nebraska Academy of Family Physicians, Lied Lodge, Nebraska City, NE 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Huron Clinic, Huron, SD 2004
  • Telithromycin. Omaha, NE 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: more patients, more treatments. Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk, NE 2004
  • Telithromycin. Omaha, NE 2004
  • Telithromycin roundtable. Omaha, NE 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Continuing education presentatoins for pharmacy in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Watertown, South Dakota, and Ortonville, Minnesota. September 16-17, 2004 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: more patients, more treatments. Watertown, SD 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Ortonville, MN 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Aberdeen, SD. 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Nebraska Veteran's Home, Omaha, NE 2004
  • Valacyclovir and herpes transmission. Omaha, NE 2004
  • 2004 Zyvox Regional Expert Panel. Pfizer. Denver, Colorado. July 26-27, 2004 2004
  • Overview of parasitology. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Family Practice Residency International Track, South Bend, IN 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dinner meeting sponsored by Pfizer. Stanton, Nebraska. 2004
  • MRSA and linezolid. Stanton, NE 2004
  • Overview of parasitology. Seminar for International Track, Family Practice Residency, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend, Indiana. 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen. Taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and Office of Quality and Performance course. July 7-8, 2004, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen. Taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and VA Midwest Healthcare Network (Veterans Integrated Service Network 23)course. June 30-July 1, 2004, Des Moines, Iowa 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen; taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and Office of Quality and Performance course, Atlanta, Georgia 2004
  • Managing quality data from archaeology to Zen; taught with Carol A. Keller. Department of Veterans Affairs Employee Education System and Office of Quality and Performance course, Fairfax, Virginia. 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Talks sponsored by Pfizer and Grand Rounds, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Talks sponsored by Pfizer and Grand Rounds, Rapid City, South Dakota. 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: More patients, more treatments. Continuing medical education programs, North Platte and Ogallala, Nebraska. 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dinner meeting sponsored by Pfizer, Columbus, Nebraska. 2004
  • Data management course description. Presentation to Veterans Health Administration Quality Management Officers meeting, Arlington, Virginia. 2004
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Dinner meeting sponsored by Pfizer, Chadron, Nebraska. 2004
  • Quinolone trends. Presentation to medical staff of St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri 2003
  • Herpes virus infections. Continuing Medical Education Program, McCook Community Hospital, McCook, Nebraska 2003
  • Smallpox vaccination: QI project or scholarly opportunity? Work in progress seminar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2003
  • Infectious Diseases Update 2003. Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 2003
  • Bioterrorism. Creighton American Medical Student Association, Omaha, NE 2003
  • Smallpox vaccination: QI project or scholarly opportunity? Work in progress seminiar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton Univeristy, Omaha, NE 2003
  • Infectious Diseases Update 2003. Dinner meeting at Annual Meeting of the Nebraska Academy of Family Practice, Omaha, NE 2003
  • Sepsis. Infection and Immunity Club, Mayo Clinic. Rochester, MN 2003
  • Health Advice for international travel. Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. 2003
  • Smallpox: Scientific background, practical steps. Research Seminar, VA Medical Center 2003
  • Cases in infectious diseases. Moderated discussion sponsored by Bayer, December 10, 2002, North Platte, Nebraska 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, St. John Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri 2002
  • Antimicrobial agent monitoring program evaluation. Work in progress seminar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois 2002
  • Sepsis. VA Black Hills Healthcare System, Ft. Meade, South Dakota 2002
  • Decisions in managing community-acquired pneumonia. Meeting of primary care practitioners sponsored by Pfizer, Omaha, Nebraska 2002
  • Cases in infectious diseases. Moderated discussion sponsored by Bayer, Omaha, Nebraska 2002
  • Tuberculosis. 2002 Educational Conference, Nebraska Hospital Association/Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Lincoln, Nebraska 2002
  • Gram-positive infections. South Dakota Infection Control Council, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska 2002
  • Bioterrorism. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois 2002
  • Practical issues in zoonoses. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois 2002
  • Tuberculosis and variants. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois 2002
  • Bacterial infections. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois 2002
  • Fungal Infections. Midwest Baord Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois 2002
  • STD and AIDS overview. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois 2002
  • HIV. Allergy Fellows Conference, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 2002
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Saint Francis Medical Center. Grand Island, NE. 2002
  • Health advice for international travel. Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, NE. 2002
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, physician assistant program, juniors. 2002
  • Sepsis. St. Luke's Regional Medical Center. 2002
  • Sepsis. Hall County Medical Society. South Sioux City, Iowa. 2002
  • Meningitis. KMTV Channel 3, 5 pm news broadcast. 2002
  • Sepsis. Medical Grand Rounds, Mercy Medical Center North Iowa. Mason City, Iowa. 2001
  • From Archaeology to Zen Enlightenment. Second Annual Quality and Safety Conference: 'Building Bridges for Tomorrow.' Central Plains Network University, Des Moines, Iowa, November 26-27, 2001 2001
  • Sepsis. Meeting of internists and surgeons sponsored by Lilly Lecture Bureau. Omaha, NE. 2001
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, second-year infectious diseases. 2001
  • Influenza. Creighton Healthwise, KIOS radio. Omaha, NE. 2001
  • Influenza: A deadly common virus. Pulmonary Rehabilitation Support Group. Omaha VA Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 2001
  • STD and AIDS overview. Fungal infections. Midwest Board Review Course, ACP-ASIM, Schaumburg, IL. 2001
  • Sepsis. Medical Staff Grand Rounds, Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. 2001
  • Bioterrorism. Creighton Healthwise, KIOS radio 2001
  • HIV and tuberculosis: From John Keats to David Letterman. Update for HIV Care Providers and Educators, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 2001
  • Physician on vacation, Harvard Medical School 25th Reunion Class Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts. 2001
  • Bioterrorism. KGRI radio, Grand Island. 2001
  • Bioterrorism. KPTM Channel 42, 9 pm news broadcasst 2001
  • Bioterrorism. KETV Channel 7, 10 pm news broadcast, September 25 and 6 am news broadcast, September 26, 2001 2001
  • West Nile Encephalitis. KMTV channel 3, 6 pm broadcast, July 19, 2001 2001
  • Live interview on Lyme disease, pediatric immunizations. The Wellness Connection, 7-7:15 pm, Cox Cable Television Channel 4, live broadcast 2001
  • Hand disinfection interventions to protect patients. Work in Progress Seminar, Core Faculty Meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and OUtcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2001
  • The physician on vacation. Harvard Medical School 25th Reunion Class Symposium, Boston, MA 2001
  • STD and AIDS overview. Fungal infections. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, IL 2001
  • Current issues in hand washing. Meeting of Association of Professionals of Infection Control, Greater Omaha Chapter, Omaha, NE 2001
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, physician assistant program, juniors 2001
  • Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center Colege of Medicine, second-year infectious diseases 2001
  • Hand hygiene improvement. Work in progress seminar, core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2001
  • The parts of the elephant: regulations in medical recrod privacy. Kissel J, Bittner M, Purtilo R, Wilson D. Creighton University Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2001
  • Health advice for international travel. Student Alliance for Global Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2001
  • Health advice for international travel. Workshop on Cross-Cultural Issues Encountered During International Health Electives, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, 2000
  • Consultants' Advisory Panel, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. Vail Cascade Resort, Vail, Colorado. 2000
  • Current issues in hand washing. 20th Annual Educational Conference, Nebraska Infection Control Network, Omaha, Nebraska, 2000
  • Health advice for international travel. NHS Fall Medical Lecture Series, Nebraska Health System, Omaha, Nebraska, November 5, 1999 1999
  • The effect of house officer work time allocation on patient satisfaction. Core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, October 27, 1999. 1999
  • Highlights of 39th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. Infectious Diseases Journal Club, Omaha, Nebraska, October 26,1999 1999
  • Departing house officers. After dinner speech. House officers banquet, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1999. 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. University of Nebraska Medical Center Internal Medicine House Officers, VA Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, May 5, 1999. 1999
  • 12. STD and AIDS overview. Fungal infections. Midwest Board Review Course, American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, Schaumburg, Illinois, May 20, 1999. 1999
  • The effect of house officer workload on patient satisfaction and length of stay. Core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, April 28, 1999 1999
  • The effect of house officer workload on patient satisfaction and length of stay. Core faculty meeting, Center for Practice Improvement and Outcomes Research, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, April 28, 1999. 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Panel discussion on controversies in pneumonia, Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 31, 1999. 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Panel discussion on controversies in pneumonia, Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 31, 1999. 1999
  • Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. Panel discussion on controversies in pneumonia, Grand Rounds, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 31, 1999. 1999
  • 6. Travel medicine, 21st Annual Infectious Diseases Conference, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida, March 27, 1999 1999
  • 7. Update on tuberculosis, 21st Annual Infectious Diseases Conference, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida, March 27, 1999. 1999
  • Health advice for the international traveler, Continuing Medical Education Conference, St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska, March 23, 1999. 1999
  • Neurocysticercosis, Clinical Case Conference, Department of Internal Medicine, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, March 17, 1999 1999
  • 3. Community-acquired pneumonia: Diagnosis and management. 1999 Pneumonia Update, HealthPartners, Hotel Sofitel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, February 13, 1999. 1999
  • The new tuberculosis. Keynote Address, Collaborative Case Conference, Central Florida Tuberculosis Coalition, Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, January 29, 1999 1999
  • Trends in quinolones and trovafloxacin, Primary Care Medicine Grand Rounds, Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Orlando, Florida, January 28, 1999 1999

Awards

  • Distinguished Service to Medicine Award
    Metro Omaha Medical Society
  • Laureate Award
    Nebraska Chapter of American College of Physicians
  • Volunteerism and Community Service Award
    Nebraska Chapter of American College of Physicians
  • Best Doctors in America
  • Five Time Golden Apple Nominee
    Selected Spring 2012.
    Creighton University School of Medicine Second-Year