Foxman Article on The Pursuit, Nov 21, 2019

posted Nov 21, 2019, 11:51 AM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated Nov 21, 2019, 11:53 AM ]

The Human Microbiome and Its Role in the Fight against Antimicrobial Resistance

"We take advantage of the capabilities of the microorganisms that live in us to do things our cells don’t."


Read the full article at https://sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2019posts/human-microbiome-and-fight-against-antimicrobial-resistance.html

Gilsdorf's Book on Meningitis History

posted Nov 12, 2019, 4:41 PM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated Nov 21, 2019, 11:53 AM ]

MAC-EPID's co-founder, Janet Gilsdorf has come out with a new book!  Continual Raving: A History of Meningitis and the People Who Conquered It tells stories of how scientists across the 19th and 20th centuries defeated meningitis -- not always through flawless research, but often through a series of serendipitous events, misplaced assumptions, and flawed conclusions. The result shows not just how a disease was vanquished, but how scientific accomplishment can sometimes occur where least expected.

These stories tell gripping, human tales of how meningitis was defeated by a series of sequential but serpiginous discoveries by multiple scientists in the 19th and 20th centuries.  They are highly relevant to contemporary discussions around antibiotic resistance, vaccines, the intrinsic challenges facing female scientists, and how incremental scientific progress can quickly yield seismic improvements in human health.

There will be a book launch on November 21, 6:30 – 8PM at Bookbound Bookstore, 1729 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor.  Bring your friends for treats, a short reading, a lively discussion, and a book signing. 
https://sph.umich.edu/faculty-profiles/gilsdorf-janet.html  Janet Gilsdorf is Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics & Communicable Diseases and co-founder of MAC-EPID.  


Gabriel Núñez elected to National Academy of Medicine

posted Oct 24, 2019, 11:21 AM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated Oct 24, 2019, 11:26 AM ]


Dr. Gabriel Núñez, MD, the the Paul de Kruif Endowed Professor in Academic Pathology and a MAC-EPID presenter, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.  Congratulation Dr. Núñez!

MAC-EPID symposium on Virus, Oct 4, 2019

posted Sep 5, 2019, 8:21 AM by Anna Cronenwett

Current Symposium

Dr. Foxman's article in The Pursuit, June 17, 2019

posted Jun 18, 2019, 9:27 AM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated Jun 18, 2019, 9:28 AM ]

Tracking a Killer: Disease Behavior and Epidemiology’s Detective Tools

Betsy Foxman, Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Professor of Epidemiology, Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

https://sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2019posts/tracking-a-killer.html 

"You don’t have to know an organism to track it."

"We had an opportunity to save millions of lives, yet social stigma hindered the translation of scientific evidence to good public health policy."

"With infectious diseases, what seems like a personal choice has implications for everyone else."


Full article found at sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2019posts/tracking-a-killer.html

AMD Symposium: Public Health Genomics 101

posted May 20, 2019, 1:50 PM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated May 20, 2019, 1:52 PM ]

May 23, 2019  

Room 1655, U-M Public Health I (1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Sponsored by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories, and MAC-EPID


Tentative Agenda

8:00am  Welcome  - Marty Soehnlen, PhD, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories

              CDC Office of Advanced Molecular Detection - Nathelia Barnes, DHSc, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:00am  Regional State Round Table

9:45am  Break

10:00am The Chemistry of AMD – Rebecca Kramer and Kevin Rodeman, MDHHS

11:00am  Phylogenetics – Sebasian Zoellner, PhD, University of Michigan

12:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm  Bioinformatics – Kelsey Florek, PhD, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

2:00pm  Core Genome Basics / MLST – Heather Blankenship, PhD Candidate, Michigan State University

2:30pm  Break

2:45pm  Validation Strategies – Cassandra Campion, MS, Indiana State Department of Health and Keoni Omura, Ohio Dept. of Health

3:30pm  Using Information for Public Health Action – Mary-Grace Brandt, PhD, MDHHS; Karim George, Kentucky Dept. of Health

4:00pm  Closeout: Next Steps

4:30pm  Adjourn

One Family, Three Disciplines: An Intergenerational Conversation on Public Health

posted May 7, 2019, 9:24 AM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated May 7, 2019, 9:24 AM ]

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"The Pursuit" is a University of Michigan School of Public health publication.  In April 2019 it ran an article focusing on MAC-EPID director, Betsy Foxman and her family's various careers in Public Health.  Check it out here: https://sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2019posts/one-family-three-disciplines-041619.html

Studying the Micro to Create a Major Impact - Hannah Segaloff

posted Apr 23, 2019, 12:52 PM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated Apr 23, 2019, 12:58 PM ]

"We are Public Health" has stories of Public Health students, staff, faculty, and alumni.  Currently its spotlight is on MAC-EPID student, Hannah Segaloff.  
Read Hannah's intriguing bio here.

Hannah Segaloff

Growing up in Ann Arbor, Hannah Segaloff didn’t have to go farther than her own backyard to find the perfect graduate program for her.

“There were two main things that kept me here: The departments within the School of Public Health are so great and collaborative, and there are funding opportunities everywhere.”

With the help of cross-departmental collaboration and the ability to merge research and funding, Hannah is able to conduct studies under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and make a real impact on the lives of hospitalized patients everywhere.

Excerpts from https://sph.umich.edu/stories/2019posts/hannah-segaloff.html

UNICEF Public Health Symposium, April 11th, 5:30-7:30pm

posted Apr 5, 2019, 8:47 AM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 8:48 AM ]

UNICEF at the University of Michigan is hosting an annual Public Health Symposium on Thursday, April 11th from 5:30-7:30pm in the 4th floor Rackham Assembly Hall.  

Prof. Mustafa Naseem from the School of Information and Prof. David Hutton, Ph.D. from the School of Public Health will be speaking about their work with UNICEF’s WASH program, maternal/child health, technology’s impact in low-income settings, and international health policy. 


AMD Training Symposium: Public Health Genomics 101

posted Mar 19, 2019, 1:19 PM by Anna Cronenwett   [ updated May 17, 2019, 2:07 PM ]

May 23, 2019  

Room 1655, U-M Public Health I (1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)

Sponsored by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories, and MAC-EPID


Tentative Agenda

8:00am  Welcome  - Marty Soehnlen, PhD, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Laboratories

              CDC Office of Advanced Molecular Detection - Nathelia Barnes, DHSc, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:00am  Regional State Round Table

9:45am  Break

10:00am The Chemistry of AMD – Rebecca Kramer and Kevin Rodeman, MDHHS

11:00am  PhylogeneticsSebasian Zoellner, PhD, University of Michigan

12:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm  Bioinformatics – Kelsey Florek, PhD, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

2:00pm  Core Genome Basics / MLST – Heather Blankenship, PhD Candidate, Michigan State University

2:30pm  Break

2:45pm  Validation Strategies Cassandra Campion, MS, Indiana State Department of Health and Keoni Omura, Ohio Dept. of Health

3:30pm  Using Information for Public Health Action – Mary-Grace Brandt, PhD, MDHHS; Karim George, Kentucky Dept. of Health

4:00pm  Closeout: Next Steps

4:30pm  Adjourn

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