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Stephen J . Cavalieri, PhD

Assistant Dean, Creighton University - SOM - Admissions

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Stephen Cavalieri

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Pathology
Department of Medicine
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Med Microbiology & Immunology Secondary
CUMC - Creighton University Medical Center

Stephen J . Cavalieri, PhD

Assistant Dean, Creighton University - SOM - Admissions

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Pathology

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Professor

Books

  • IDI Publications
    A Physician’s Guide for the Collection and Handling of Bacteriological and Viral Specimens.  
    ISBN 8880906-41-4 1995

Articles

  • Diagnosis Microbiol Infectious Diseases
    Cavalieri SJ, Kwon S, Vivekanandan R, Ased A, Carroll C, Anthone J, Schmidt D, Baysden M, Destache CJ. Effect of Antimicrobial Stewardship with Rapid MALDI-TOF Identification and Vitek 2 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing on Hospitalization Outcome. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease Volume 95, Issue 2, October 2019, Pages 208-211.PMID: 31279585 DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2019.05.020  
    95 & 2, p. 208-211 2019
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Melissa B. Miller, Faranak Atrzadeh, Carey-Ann D. Burnham, Stephen Cavalieri, James Dunn, Stephen Jones, Charles Mathews, Peggy McNult, John Meduri, Chris Newhouse, Duane Newton, Michael Oberholzer, John Osiecki, David Pedersen, Nicole Sweeney, Natalie Whitfield, Joe Campos on behalf of the ASM Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Committee and the ASM Corporate Council Journal of Clinical Microbiology Aug 2019, 57 (9) e00495-19; DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00495-19
    57(9) 2019
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
    Ased S, Rayes H, Dhami J, Amosson N, Fordjour A, Macaraeg J, Vivekanandan R, Wilson, J, Cabri A, Davids M, Anthone J, Cavalieri S, Destache, CJ.  Evaluation of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia:   Academic and Community-based Management Within the same Health System. PMID: 28294090 
    15, p. 1-3 2017
  • The Cureus Journal of Medical Science
    Dave AM, Adelrahman A, Mehta V, Cavalieri S, Vivekanadan R. Verification of Diagnosis in Tuberculosis: A Case Report and Discussion.
    9(9), p. 1650 2017
  • Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Fowler RC, Scharn C, Cavalieri SJ, Goering R, Hanson ND. Whole Genome Mapping of the First Reported Case of KPC-2 positive Klebsiella pneumoniae in Nebraska. PMID: 24813687
    79(3), p. 384-386 2014
  • Elsevier
    Corynebacterium Infections.” In Michael Caplan (ed), Reference Module in Biomedical Research
    doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.04943-6 2014
  • Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice
    Knaak E, Cavalieri SJ, Elsasser GN, Preheim LC, Gonitzke A, Destache CJ. Does Antibiotic De-escalation for Nosocomial Pneumonia Impact Intensive Care Unit Length of Stay?
    21(3), p. 172-176 2013
  • Clinical Pediatrics
    Hoffman MA, Birge, ND, Chatterjee A, Cavalieri SJ, Akhtar JI, Cornish NE, Truemper EJ, Varman M.  Lemierre-like syndrome: A series of unique cases.  Clinical Pediatrics 2010; 49(9):893-896. PMID: 20488807
    49(9), p. 893-896 2010
  • Laboratory Investigation
    Figueroa-Castro C, Knezetic JA, Cavalieri SJ.  Use of 16s rRNA Gene Sequencing to Identify a Case of Pediococcus parvulusBacteremia in a Patient with Metastatic Testicular Cancer. Laboratory Medicine2010; 41:93-5
    41, p. 93-95 2010
  • American Journal of Clinical Pathology
    Cavalieri SJ, Hrabovsky S, Jorgensen T. Comparison of DiaSorin versus Bio-Rad Test Kits for the Detection of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Total Core and Surface Antibodies on the Bio-Rad Evolis®. American Journal of Clinical Pathology2010; 133:110-113. PMID: 20023266
    133, p. 110-113 2010
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Hanson ND, Moland ES, Hong SG, Propst K, Novak DJ,Cavalieri SJ.  Surveillance of Community-Based Reservoirs Reveals the Presence of CTX-M, Imported AmpC, and OXA-30 β-Lactamases in Urine Isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniaeandEscherichia coliin a U.S. Community.Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy2008; 52:3814-3816. PMID: 18663030
    52, p. 3814-3816 2008
  • Lab Medicine
    Neisseria sicca/subflava: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis.
    38, p. 363-364 2007
  • American Society for Microbiology
    Staphylococci; In Coyle MB (ed): Manual of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    ISBN 1-55581-349-6, p. 101-116 2005
  • American Society for Microbiology
    “Streptococcus pneumoniae.” In Coyle MB (ed): Manual of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    ISBN 1-55581-349-6, p. 133-140 2005
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology
    Coccidioidomycosis.
    MB-2 2005
  • Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice
    Sphingomonas paucimobilis bacteremia: Four Cases and review of the literature.
    7, p. 286-291 1998
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Tech Sample
    “Strongyloidiasis: A common and often overlooked infection.”
    41 (3), p. 41-53 1998
  • Liver Transplantation Surgery
    An outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in liver transplant recipients.
    3, p. 586-590 1997
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Novel method for rapid identification of Nocardia species by detection of preformed enzymes. 
    34, p. 103-107 1996
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Comparative evaluation of the E test for susceptibility testing of rapidly growing mycobacteria. 
    33, p. 1760-1764 1995
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Synergistic activities of clarithromycin and antituberculous drugs against multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    39, p. 1542-1545 1995
  • Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Comparative evaluation of the E test for susceptibility testing of Nocardia species.
    19, p. 101-110 1994
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Influence of therapeutic plasmapheresis on the elimination of ceftriaxone.
    37, p. 1171-1173 1993
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    In vitro susceptibility of Mycobacterium kansasii to clarithromycin. 
    36, p. 2039-2041 1992
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Failure to adopt new interpretative criteria for ticarcillin-clavulanic acid could prove fatal.
    36, p. 1343-1344 1992
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Influence of ß-lactamase inhibitors on the potency of their companion drug with organisms possessing class I enzymes. 
    35, p. 1343-1347 1991
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Influence of plasma exchange pheresis on plasma elimination of ceftriaxone.
    34, p. 1276-1277 1990
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Relevant breakpoints for ticarcillin-clavulanic acid should be set primarily with data from ticarcillin-resistant strains. 
    28, p. 830-831 1990
  • American Journal of Medicine
    Group A streptococcal peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. (Correspondence - Reply).
    89, p. 847 1989
  • Nebraska Medical Journal
    Listeria monocytogenes peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. 
    74, p. 303-305 1989
  • American Journal of Medicine
    Group A streptococcal peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
    86, p. 249-250 1989
  • Academic Press
    Methods for purification of Escherichia coli alpha-  hemolysin.”  In Harshman S (ed): Microbial Toxins: Tools in Enzymology.  Methods in Enzymology
    165, p. 137-146 1988
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Immunological and serological study of Escherichia coli alpha-hemolysin.
    26, p. 850-856 1988
  • Clinical Microbiology Newsletter
    Recovery of Vibrio alginolyticus from a scalp infection following head injury in a saltwater environment.
    9, p. 154-156 1987
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Proposed quality control and interpretative criteria for disk diffusion susceptibility testing with enoxacin. 
    21, p. 332-334 1985
  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology
    Rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing of gram-negative clinical isolates using the AutoMicrobic System.  
    19, p. 744-747 1984
  • Microbiological Reviews
    Escherichia coli alpha-hemolysin: Characteristics and probable role in pathogenicity.
    48, p. 326-343 1984
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    In vitro activities of enoxacin and 17 antimicrobial agents against multiply resistant, gram-negative bacteria
    26, p. 97-100 1984
  • Infect Immun
    Effect of Escherichia coli alpha-hemolysin on human leukocyte function in vitro.
    37, p. 966-974 1982
  • Infect Immun
    Effect of Escherichia coli alpha-hemolysin on human leukocyte viability in vitro.
    36, p. 455-461 1982
  • Journal of Medical Microbiology
    Cytotoxic activity of a partially purified Escherichia coli alpha-hemolysin.
    15, p. 11-21 1982

Publications

  • American Society for Microbiology
    Reisbig, M.D. S.J. Cavalieri, H.A. Hashish, R.V. Goering, and N.D. Hanson. 2004. Survey of Cefoxitin (FOX) Non-Susceptible (NS) E. coli Urine Isolates (UIs) Reveals a High Incidence of Plasmid-Encoded AmpC (pAmpC) ß-Lactamase (ßL) Producers. Abstr. 104th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2018
  • Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
    Sueter CS, Roth AL, Cavalieri S, Hanson ND.  The Class A Carbapenemase, SME, of Serratia marcescens s Inducible by Different Classes of B-Lactams. 2018

General

  • Biotest Publishing Co., Inc.
    Principles of Clinical Microbiology; IN Microbiology & Immunology
    ISBN 1-893720-14-4, p. 343-351 2004

Presentations

  • Our Journey to the Laboratory Diagnosis of COCID-19, Pathology Department Grand Rounds, Omaha NE 2020
  • A putative case of pericarditis caused by Histoplasma leading to tamponade; College of American Pathologists CAP’20 Abstracts, (Virtual).  2020
  • “First case of Candida auris in Nebraska from a patient with leg fracture.” College of American Pathologists CAP’20 Abstracts, (Virtual). 2020
  • Salas DM, Cavalieri S. “Mycobacterium chimaera Infection: A Case Report and Review of Literature”. American Society for Clinical Pathology. Phoenix, Arizona, September 2019. 2019
  • “Effect of Antimicrobial Stewardship with Rapid MALDI-TOF Identification and Vitek 2 Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing on Hospitalization Outcome.” ID Week; San Francisco, CA 2018
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; ; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2018
  • MRSA and Clostridium difficile; ; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2018
  • Clostridium difficile Infections: Can We Solve the Diagnostic Dilemma? Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2018
  • Evaluation of the Management of ESßL Producing Enterobacteriaceae Infections: CHI Health Omaha.  Infectious Disease Society of America, IDWeek. San Diego, California, October 2017. 2017
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2017
  • Quiz Busters; ASM Microbe, New Orleans, LA 2017
  • MRSA - Taming a Super Bug; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 2017
  • Clinical Impact of Rapid Identification of Microorganisms Causing Respiratory Infections; Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2017
  • A Comparison of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia (SAB) Diagnosis and Management-ifferences Between Academic and Community Hospital Settings.  Infectious Disease Society of America, IDWeek. New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2016 2016
  • Central Nervous System Nocardia Granulomas: A Rare but Classic Presentation.  College of American Pathologists CAP16 Abstracts, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2016 2016
  • HIV Update, CUSOM Ddepartment of Medicine Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2016
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Upper Respiratory Infections; lecture for pathology residents, CUSOM, Omaha, NE 2016
  • Microbiology Pearls; lecture for pathology residents, CUSOM, Omaha, NE 2016
  • MRSA - Taming a Superbug; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University 2016
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing; Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University 2016
  • Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Meningitis & Encephalitis; Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE  2016
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection – An Update; Infectious Disease Symposium, Omaha, NE 2016
  • Blood-Borne Pathogens; Stericycle Educational Online Modules 2016
  • Exposure Control Plan; Stericycle Educational Online Modules 2016
  • Journal Club presentation with Dr. Xu: Over diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era (CUMC-OMA) 2015
  • Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis as a Cause of Fetal Demise and Maternal Death.  College of American Pathologists CAP’15 Abstracts, Nashville, Tennessee, October 2015. 2015
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infections - An Update, Southwestern Association of Clinical Microbiology (SWACM), Shreveport, LA 2015
  • Use of Czapek Agar for the Differentiation of Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans, Abstract for American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2015
  • Clinical Impact of Rapid Identification of Microorganisms Causing Infectious Diarrhea - Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds; Omaha, NE 2015
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University 2015
  • MRSA Issues - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University 2015
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Symposium, Center for Research in Antiinfectives and Biotechnology, Creighton University 2014
  • Clinical Impact of Rapid Identification of Microorganisms Causing Sepsis - Collaborative Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Symposia (CASES), Omaha, NE 2014
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infections - An Update - BioRad Continuing Education Series, invited presentation: Nashville, Tennessee. 2014
  • Clinical Impact of Rapid Idetnification of Microorganisms Causing Sepsis, Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2014
  • MRSA - Taming a Superbug; BioRad Scientific Exchange Program, Hercules, CA 2013
  • Whole Genome Mapping of the First Reported Case of KPC-2 positive Klebsiella pneumoniae in Nebraska.  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Denver, Colorado, September 2013. 2013
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infections - An Update, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Syracuse, NY 2013
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection - An Update, Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2013
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infections - An Update, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Anaheim, CA 2013
  • Microbial Identification - An Update, Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference, Omaha, NE 2012
  • Microbial Identification – An Update; University of Iowa Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Iowa City, IA 2011
  • Antibiotic De-Escalation for ICU Pneumonia: What is the impact? Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Chicago, Illinois, September 2011. 2011
  • What’s New in Microbial Identification; (jointly with Dr. Joseph Knezetic) Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2011
  • Differential Induction of blaSME-1and ampC in a Clinical Isolate of Serratia marcescens and its Mutant.  American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2011 2011
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infections – An Update; Minnesota Interlaboratory Microbiology Association Fall Meeting, Minneapolis, MN 2010
  • MRSA – Laboratory Diagnosis and Screening; Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2010
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis; American Society for Microbiology Teleconference 2009
  • Comparison of treatment efficacy with metronidazole monotherapy or metronidazole + oral vancomycin for Clostridium difficileassociated diarrhea (CDAD).   American College of Clinical Pharmacy 30th Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.  October 2009. 2009
  • Improved Recognition and Detection of Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcuscoccus aureus(MRSA) from Non-Nasal Clinical Specimens Using BioRadMRSASelect™.   Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, San Francisco, California, September 2009. 2009
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis; Regional Infection Control Practitioners Quarterly Meeting, Spring Valley, IL 2009
  • Comparison of DiaSorin Versus Bio-Rad Test Kits for the Detection of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Total Core and Surface Antibodies on the Bio-Rad Evolis™.  American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 2009. 2009
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infections; Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2009
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis, Bixby Infectious Disease Symposium, Overland Park, KS 2008
  • Lyme Disease in Nebraska; Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2008
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis - An Update, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Fort Lauderdale, FL 2008
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis - An Update, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Indianapolis, IN 2008
  • Bioterrorism; Fourth Annual Forensic Science Symposium, Lincoln, NE 2007
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Nashville, TN 2007
  • Diagnostic Virology, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Nashville, TN 2007
  • Molecular Methods for Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis in Clinical Microbiology; Clinical Microbiology Symposium, invited speaker, 2 hour lecture, Military General Hospital, Beijing, China, 2006
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Current Resistance Trends” Clinical Microbiology Symposium, invited speaker, 2 hour lecture, Military General Hospital, Beijing, China 2006
  • Imported AmpC ß-Lactamases (iAmpCs) can Cause False Positive ESBL Confirmatory Disk Tests (CDTs). Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, San Francisco, California, September 2006. 2006
  • Surveillance of Community-Based Reservoirs Reveal the Co-Production of a CMY-2 AmpC ß-Lactamase (BL) and a CTX-M-14 Extended Spectrum ß-Lactamase (ESBL) in Isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) and Escherichia coli (Ec).  Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, San Francisco, California, September 2006. 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Denver, CO 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV, and HCV Infections; Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Orlando, FL 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Greensboro, NC 2006
  • Diagnostic Virology, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Greensboro, NC 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Newton, MA 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Glendale, CA 2006
  • Detection of Influenza Viruses Using Roche Lightcycler® and Artus® (Qiagen) Real Time PCR Influenza Assay. Clinical Virology Symposium, Clearwater, Florida, April 2006. 2006
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, Dallas, TX 2005
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV, HBV and HCV Infections, BioRad Continuing Education Series, New York, NY 2005
  • West Nile Virus – The Nebraska Experience; Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2004
  • Wake Forest University Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC - Common and Cost-Effective Uses of Nucleic Acid Amplification Testing in Clinical Microbiology (invited lecture). 2003
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of HIV Infection; Creighton University Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 2002
  • Optimizing Use of Rapid Antigen Tests and Shell Vials for the Detection of Respiratory Viruses. Poster at 99th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, 1999
  • HealthPartners, Inc. Symposium on Community Acquired Pneumonia - Laboratory Diagnosis of Community Acquired Pneumonia, Minneapolis, MN, February 13, 1999 1999
  • Interpretation of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Data; Nebraska Association for Professionals in Infection Control, Papillion, NE 1998
  • Laboratory Diagnosis of Tuberculosis; Creighton University Department of Medicine Conference, Omaha, NE 1998
  • Diagnostic Microbiology: An Update; 18th Annual Infectious Disease Symposium (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1998
  • Clinical Evaluation of Vidas CDA II Assay Compared with Reference Cytotoxicity Assay for the Detection of Clostridium difficile Toxin in Stool Specimens. Clinical Virology Symposium, Clearwater, Florida, April 1998 1998
  • The Application of Amplified Probes of DNA Testing in Infectious Diseases; Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Annual Conference (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1998
  • Nasopharyngeal (NP) Colonization of Adults and Children with Penicillin Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in a Child Care Center (CCC). Second International Pediatric Infectious Disease Conference, Napa Valley, California, September 1997 1997
  • Effect of Penicillin (PCN) Susceptibility on Hospitalization Length and Mortality in S. pneumoniae Infections. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 1997 1997
  • Emerging Pathogens Causing Infectious Diseases; Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Omaha, NE 1997
  • Assessment of Pyuria as a Screen for Urinary Tract Infection Using the International Remote Imaging System (IRIS). American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1997 1997
  • Early Detection of Clostridium difficile Cytotoxicity from Stool Specimens Using a Four Hour Incubation of the Conventional Cell Culture Method. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1997 1997
  • Evaluation of MicroScan® Investigational Dried Overnight Panels with Expanded Dilution Ranges for Susceptibility Testing of Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1996 1996
  • Use of MicroScan® Identification Panels for Rapid Identification of Rhodococcus, Gordona, Oerskovia, and Actinomadura by Detection of Preformed Enzymes. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1996 1996
  • Potential Health Care Cost Savings from PCR-Based Rapid Diagnosis of Enteroviral Meningitis. Pediatric Academic Societies Abstracts, Washington, DC, May 1996 1996
  • Rapid Identification of Nocardia Species by Use of Chromogenic Substrates. Missouri Valley Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Omaha, Nebraska, March 1996 1996
  • Malassezia furfur Colonization in Two Neonatal Intensive Care Settings. Infectious Disease Society of America Abstracts, San Francisco, California, September 1995 1995
  • Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance; Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1995
  • Use of MicroScan® Identification Panels for Rapid Identification of Nocardia by Detection of Preformed Enzymes. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Washington, DC, May 1995 1995
  • Evaluation of Gen-Probe Pace® 2 Probe Competition Assay for the Verification of Specimens Positive for Chlamydia trachomatis & Neisseria gonorrhoeae. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Washington, DC, May 1995 1995
  • Comparison of Spin Amplification (shell vial) Versus Traditional Tube Culture Method for the Recovery of Varicella-Zoster Virus. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Washington, DC, May 1995 1995
  • Evaluation of the BioStar Optical Immunoassay for the Rapid Diagnosis of Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis. Nebraska Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, Omaha, Nebraska, April 1995 1995
  • Evaluation of the E Test for Susceptibility Testing of Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Orlando, Florida, October 1994 1994
  • Evaluation of MicroScan® Dried Overnight GramNegative Panels for Determining MICs of Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Orlando, Florida, October 1994 1994
  • Comparison of Ampicillin-Sulbactam Regimens Simulating 1.5g and 3.0g Human Doses in the Treatment of Escherichia coli Bacteremia in Mice. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Orlando, Florida, October 1994 1994
  • Cavalieri SJ, Hostetter MK, Rupp ME, Dominguez EA. Synergy Studies on and Therapy for Multiply Antibiotic Resistant Enterococcus faecium from a Recent Outbreak. Infectious Disease Society of America Abstracts, Orlando, Florida, October 1994 1994
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Current Resistance Trends; Nebraska Teleconference Network Medical Technology Television Continuing Education Series, (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1994
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Current Resistance Trends; Department of Pathology Seminar, Creighton University,Omaha, NE 1994
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing and Current Resistance Trends; Merck Continuing Education Program, (invited lecture),Omaha, NE 1994
  • Parasitology Review; Nebraska Teleconference Network Medical Technology Television Continuing Education Series, (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1994
  • Antimycobacterial Activity of Clarithromycin” Department of Medical Microbiology Seminar, Omaha, NE 1993
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing: An Adjunct to Antimicrobial Management” Art of Antimicrobial Management Symposium,Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE 1993
  • Comparative Evaluation of the E-Test Against 30 Isolates of Nocardia Species. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1993 1993
  • Expanded Spectrum Oral Cephalosporins: Comparative Activity and Efficacy; Department of Pathology Seminar, Creighton University,Omaha, NE 1993
  • Synergistic Activity of Clarithromycin and Antituberculous Drugs Against Multi-Drug Resistant M. tuberculosis. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1993 1993
  • Comparative Efficacy of Cefdinir, Cefixime and Cefuroxime Against ß-lactam Resistant Bacteria in a Mouse Model of lethal Infection. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, May 1993, Atlanta, GA 1993
  • Microbiology of Rochalimaea henselae and its role in Neurological Disease; Clinical Neurosciences Conference,Omaha, NE 1993
  • Impact of CLIA ‘88 on POLs; Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society, 60th Annual Postgraduate Assembly Omaha, NE 1992
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Haemophilus influenzae - An Update; Department of Pathology Seminar, Creighton University,Omaha, NE 1992
  • In vitro Susceptibility of Mycobacterium kansasii to Clarithromycin and Isoniazid. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1992 1992
  • Comparison of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Test Media for Haemophilus influenzae. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Chicago, Illinois, September 1991 1991
  • Influence of Therapeutic Apheresis on the Pharmacokinetics of Ceftriaxone. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Chicago, Illinois, September 1991 1991
  • In vitro Activity of Cefdinir (CI-983, FK 482) Versus Pediatric Bacterial Pathogens. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Chicago, Illinois, September 1991 1991
  • Effect of Various Testing Conditions on the in vitro Activity of Cefdinir (CI-983, FK 482). Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Chicago, Illinois, September 1991 1991
  • Emergence of Resistance in Response to Therapy with Expanded-Spectrum ß-lactams (ESßL). Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Chicago, Illinois, September 1991 1991
  • Parasitology Update; Nebraska Society for Medical Technology Spring Meeting, (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1991
  • Effect of Ciprofloxacin on the Maintenance of Virulence Plasmids in Escherichia coli. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Dallas, Texas, May 1991. 1991
  • Rapid Identification of Mycobacteria from BACTEC 13A Blood Cultures Using the Non-Isotopic, SNAP DNA Probe. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Dallas, Texas, May 1991. 1991
  • Effect of Ciprofloxacin on the Virulence of Microorganisms: Another Mechanism of Efficacy? Department of Pathology Seminar, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 1991
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Haemophilus influenzae - An Update; Nebraska Society for Medical Technology Spring Meeting, (invited lecture), Omaha, NE 1991
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing - An Update; Nebraska Veterans Affairs Medical Technology Continuing Education Series, (invited teleconference), Omaha, NE 1991
  • Update on Blood Cultures; Nebraska Veterans Affairs Medical Technology Continuing Education Series, (invited teleconference), Omaha, NE 1990
  • In Vitro and In Vivo Studies on Beta-Lactamase Inhibitors; Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 1989
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Ticarcillin/ Clavulanate and Amoxicillin/Clavulanate Against Ampicillin Resistant Escherichia coli: Activity, Correlation of Methods and Potential Mechanisms of Resistance. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Houston, Texas, September 1989. 1989
  • Influence of ß-lactamase Inhibitors on the Potency of their Companion Drug with Organisms Possessing Class I Enzymes. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1989. 1989
  • A Community Outbreak of Serious Infections Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1988. 1988
  • Office Microbiology: The Cost of Convenience; Omaha Mid-West Clinical Society 56th Annual Postgraduate Assembly, (invited lecture), Omaha, NE, May 1988 1988
  • Detection of Bacteremia in Patients on Antimicrobial Therapy; Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 1988
  • Beta-lactamases: Role in Bacterial Resistance and Clinical Significance; Department of Pathology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE 1987
  • Characterization of the Immunological Response to Hemolytic Escherichia coli. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Washington, DC, March 1986. 1986
  • In vitro Activity of Enoxacin (CI-919, AT 2266) Against Multiply Resistant, Gram Negative Bacteria. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Abstracts, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1983. 1984
  • Rapid Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Gram Negative Clinical Isolates Using the AutoMicrobic System. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1983 1984
  • Escherichia coli Alpha-Hemolysin: Copurification of Hemolytic and Leukotoxic Activities. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1982. 1982
  • Effect of Escherichia coli Alpha-Hemolysin on Human Peripheral Blood Leukocytes in vitro.” 7th Sigma Xi Research Colloquium, West Virginia University Chapter, Morgantown, West Virginia, April 1981 1981
  • Effect of Escherichia coli Alpha-Hemolysin on Human Leukocytes and Uroepithelial Cells. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Dallas, Texas, March 1981. 1981
  • Purification and Cytotoxicity of Escherichia coli Alpha- Hemolysin. American Society for Microbiology Abstracts, Miami Beach, Florida, May 1980. 1980
  • Purification and cytotoxicity of Escherichia coli alpha- hemolysin. Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, March 1980. 1980
  • Effect of Escherichia coli Alpha-Hemolysin on Procaryotic and Eucaryotic Cells. Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, March 1980 1980
  • Inhibitors of Escherichia coli Alpha-Hemolysin. Allegheny Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Erie, Pennsylvania,March 1979 1979

Awards

  • 30 year service award
    30 year service award; Creighton University.
    Creighton University

  • Recognition for Service to Pathology Residency Program
    Creighton University - SOM - Graduate Medical Education Committee

  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
    Creighton University - SOM - Department of Pathology

  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award
    Creighton University - SOM - Department of Pathology

Consulting

  • Abstract Reviewer
    ASM Microbe
    2018 - 2018
  • Consultant
    Presenter/Advisor
    Hepatisis Scientific Advisory Board - BioRad Laboratories, Daytona, FL
    BioRad Laboratories
    2013 - 2013
  • Inspector
    College of American Pathologists, Laboratory Accreditation Program
    College of American Pathologists, Laboratory Accreditation Program
    1987 - 1987