MCW Infectious Diseases/Biopreparedness News

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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

Researcher to investigate causes of TB infection

Feb. 10 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study new therapeutic targets for tuberculosis.

Dr. Chusid Discusses Resurgence of Whooping Cough

Feb. 4 - Dr. Michael Chusid discusses the resurgence of whooping cough in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article. Dr, Chusid notes that there is little public awareness that adults can get the disease. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Researcher to investigate Leptospira

Nov. 6 - Jenifer Coburn, PhD has been awarded an NIH grant to study the mechanisms of leptospira bacteria. Wauwatosa Now

HPV Vaccine’s power to prevent cancer

Nov. 5 - A story in US News and World Report discusses the slow uptake of the HPV vaccine. The vaccine prevents transmission of the HPV virus, the number one cause of cervical cancer. Rodney Willoughby, MD believes the sexual nature of virus transmission is the main reason parents have been reticent to administer the vaccine to children. US News and World Report,

The HPV vaccine’s power to prevent cancer

Nov. 3 - U.S. News and World Report explores the slow uptake of the HPV vaccine, which prevents human papilloma virus, or HPV. U.S. News and World Report

MCW researcher to investigate leptospira bacteria

Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a two-year, $420,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals, and how it establishes persistent infection in the kidney.

Dr. Singh Discusses Ebola Preparedness

Oct. 20 - Dr. Sid Singh (Associate Chief Medical Officer for Froedtert and MCP; Medicine – General Internal) provided expert comment on Ebola preparedness to several media outlets. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fox 6 Now, WUWM, WTAQ and WTMJ 620

Symposium to Address Ebola-Preparedness

Oct. 16 - Froedtert & MCW will co-sponsor a symposium on Ebola-preparedness on October 14 at the Italian Community Center. Other co-sponsors are: Aurora Health Care, the City of Milwaukee Health Department, and the Wisconsin Hospital Emergency Preparedness Program. Milwaukee Business Journal

Report on Israeli Rabies Study Notes Jeanna Giese’s Successful Recovery

Oct. 15 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Israeli researchers discovered the mechanism used by the rabies virus when it enters the central nervous system. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Sanders Describes Need for Strong Primary Care Health System to Address Ebola

Oct. 8 - In an opinion editorial in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dr. James Sanders (Family & Community Medicine) writes that Wisconsin must have a strong primary care health system in place to address potential health issues like Ebola. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Singh Cautions the Public to Not Panic about Ebola

Oct. 7 - In news reports on Fox-TV/Channel 6, NBC-TV/Channel 4, and CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Sid Singh reassures the public chances are small that Ebola will spread in the United States. Fox 6 Now, CBS58 and WTMJ4

Dr. Coburn Receives $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Advance Understanding of Leptospirosis

Jenifer Coburn, PhD received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals worldwide. Wauwatosa Now

MCW researcher to investigate the bacterial-host interactions in leptospirosis

Oct. 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a four-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to advance the understanding of leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection affecting humans and animals worldwide.

Dr. Chusid Discusses Contamination Risks Associated with Ebola Virus

Oct. 2 - Dr. Michael Chusid provides expert comment to Fox-TV News on contamination risks associated with the Ebola virus. Fox News

Ebola patients’ privacy is in quarantine

Aug. 08 - Ryan Spellecy, PhD, associate professor of bioethics and medical humanities, discusses patient privacy and the media in an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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