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World AIDS Day is Dec. 1

Dec. 1 - World AIDS Day is held every year on Dec. 1 to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died with HIV. We wanted to use the opportunity to highlight some of the things being done by members of the MCW community to stop the spread of AIDS and help people who have HIV.

Hospital Prepared to Care for Ebola Patients

July 29 - In an article on Milwaukee’s preparedness for a major health outbreak, M Magazine notes that Froedtert & MCW is a Level One Trauma Center and that the hospital’s staff is trained to care for Ebola patients. M Magazine

Dr. Munoz-Price Says Protective Clothes Not Needed when Visiting MRSA Patients

June 24 - Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price (Institute for Health & Society – Epidemiology; Medicine – Infectious Disease) authored a report in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology said that visitors to patients with MRSA or VRE do not need to wear protective gowns and gloves. Health Facilities Management

Dr. Petroll Receives NIH Grant to Study Mortality Rates of Rural, HIV-Positive Adults

June 8 - Dr. Andrew Petroll (Medicine – Infectious Disease; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to determine the factors among older, rural HIV-positive adults that contribute to that group’s mortality rates. Windy City Times

Dr. Petroll Receives NIH Grant to Study Older, Rural HIV-Positive Adults

June 4 - Dr. Andrew Petroll (Medicine – Infectious Disease; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging to determine the factors among older, rural HIV-positive adults that contribute to that group’s mortality rates. Waukesha Now

Dr. Chusid Discusses Increased Awareness of Adult Pertussis

May 13 - Dr. Michael Chusid tells Health Care Asia Daily that awareness has increased over the past decade of the risk of pertussis among adults. Health Care Asia Daily

Dr. Willoughby Says Doctors are Doing Bad Job of Promoting HPV Vaccinations

Apr. 29 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby (Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases) tells the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that family practitioners and pediatricians are doing a poor job of promoting the importance of HPV vaccinations. Research has shown that most parents would immunize their children if their physician recommended the HPV vaccine. JAMA Network

Dr. Willoughby Calls HPV Immunization an Anti-Cancer Vaccine

Apr. 21 - Dr. Rodney Willoughby (Pediatrics – Infectious Disease) tells MedPage Today that HPV immunization is essentially an anti-cancer vaccine. MedPage Today

Dr. Petroll Discusses Medication that Prevents HIV Infection

Mar. 4 - In an article in Wisconsin Gazette, Dr. Andrew Petroll (Medicine – Infectious Disease; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) discusses the need to create greater awareness among physicians about pre-exposure prophylaxis, an anti-retroviral medication that protects patients against acquiring HIV infection. Wisconsin Gazette

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