Giving opportunities exist to help in coronavirus fight

Infectious disease experts conduct regular training practices to be prepared to care for patients who may require their medical skills.
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UNMC and Nebraska Medicine receive national attention for longtime focus on infectious diseases

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine are among those helping care for people who may be affected in some way by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

These organizations expertly handled the treatment of patients with Ebola in 2014 and are among the leaders in the treatment, training and quarantine methods for highly infectious diseases. Their work was recently highlighted in an article by The New York Times.

“So many of us are proud of UNMC and Nebraska Medicine for their combined expertise, leadership and help in responding to the international need to quickly address the coronavirus,” said Lisa Anibal of the University of Nebraska Foundation, who serves as director of philanthropic programs for Nebraska Medicine. “We’re also grateful for the support of our state and our many philanthropic contributors who have invested in these institutions over the years.”

Anibal said those wishing to support UNMC and Nebraska Medicine could consider these opportunities:

  • The Nebraska Medicine Infectious Disease Fund (01147410) supports innovative initiatives and critical needs within the Division of Infectious Disease. Contributions to this fund are used for advanced workforce training and certification, innovative research, clinical enhancements, support for the educational continuum and emerging needs.
  • The UNMC Infectious Diseases Research Fund (01081040) supports innovative clinical and basic research in the Division of Infectious Diseases to prevent, diagnose and treat infections. Areas of research within the division include antimicrobial stewardship, health care epidemiology, orthopedic infections, tuberculosis, HIV, solid organ transplantation, antimicrobial resistance, bio-preparedness and more.

The University of Nebraska Foundation has a team of gift professionals who can also help. For more information, please contact them at or by phone at 402-502-0300 or 800-432-3216.

The University of Nebraska Foundation is the designated fundraising organization for Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.

Resources for more information
Coronavirus Q&A: What you need to know
About the UNMC Global Center for Health Security
National Ebola Training and Education Center (NETC) information about the coronavirus

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