Inside CIDRAP

The latest research and happenings at CIDRAP


Sep 30, 2014
Urgent need for Ebola vaccine addressed in a commentary by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, in Politico Magazine.

Sep 11, 2014
Editorial on the Ebola epidemic by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The New York Times addresses two possible scenarios and what needs to be done now.

Aug 1, 2014
Editorial on Ebola by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in The Washington Post.

Jul 31, 2014
CIDRAP News readership growth continues: daily e-mail subscribers now exceed 5,700, @CIDRAP Twitter followers have increased to more than 3,500, and website users for the year-to-date are up 49% over 2013.

Jul 29, 2014
Ebola story on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports features interview with Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

May 16, 2014
MERS webinar featuring director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and fellow Pritish Tosh, MD, scheduled for May 22.

May 13, 2014
MERS story on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams includes interview with director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

May 2, 2014
National Health Security Preparedness Index (NHSPI) recently appointed Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker as Activity Lead for assessing the use and usefulness of the Index.

Apr 24, 2014
Practices for improving biosurveillance Webinar includes a presentation by Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker.

Apr 14, 2014
Employee Spotlight: deputy director Jill DeBoer, MPH, profiled by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.

Mar 28, 2014
MERS article published in Science examines the role of camels in the outbreak and quotes director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Mar 20, 2014
Editorial on triclosan legislation by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, published in Minneapolis StarTribune.

Mar 17, 2014
Employee Spotlight: program coordinator Natalie Vestin, MPH, profiled by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.

Mar 7, 2014
2014 Alumni Award of Merit awarded to deputy director Jill DeBoer, MPH, by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Mar 3, 2014
Employee Spotlight: project manager Carlos Cruz profiled by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.

Feb 11, 2014
Keynote lecture for this year’s Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) annual symposium, June 5-8 in Minneapolis, MN,to be delivered by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Jan 6, 2014
Employee Spotlight: associate director Elaine Collison, MPA, profiled by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.

Jan 1, 2014
Community Service: research associate Nicholas Kelley, PhD, is appointed as a commissioner on the Advisory Board of Health for the city of Bloomington, MN.

Dec 4, 2013
U.S. preparedness index launches with Public Health Practices director Kathleen Kimball-Baker serving on the Stakeholder Communications Workgroup.

Oct 23, 2013
Social media outreach to public health professionals addressed in new report authored by program coordinator Natalie Vestin, MPH.

Oct 11, 2013
Influenza vaccines presentation by director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, at Minnesota Department of Health Annual Immunization Conference.

Sep 20, 2013
MERS outbreak story from National Public Radio includes commentary from director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Sep 7, 2013
Influenza gain of function studies discussion panel at the international Options for the Control of Influenza VIII conference includes director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Aug 19, 2013
Antibiotic use in animal feed issue brief co-authored by senior veterinary epidemiologist Jamie Umber, DVM, MPH, and director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH.

Aug 14, 2013
Regional emergency response exercise includes participation of deputy director Jill DeBoer, MPH, associate director Elaine Collison, MPA, project manager Carlos Cruz, and research associate Nicholas Kelley, PhD.

Aug 1, 2013
Public Health Practices program has been awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support continued availability of resources and a strategic assessment.

Jul 9, 2013
One Health article
co-authored by senior veterinary epidemiologist Jamie Umber, DVM, MPH

Jun 13, 2013
Flu vaccine effectiveness article
by research associate Nicholas Kelley, PhD

Jun 6, 2013
Universal flu vaccines article
 by research associate Katie Ballering, PhD 

May 9, 2013 
JAMA viewpoint article
on challenges of providing H7N9 vaccine (See also: related CIDRAP article)

May 9, 2013
New York Times commentary
by director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH

April 6, 2013
NBC Nightly News interview
on H7N9 with director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH

Apr 1, 2013
Excellence in Leadership: Associate director Elaine Collison, MPA, designated as Academic Health Center representative to U of M President’s Excellence in Leadership (PEL) Program

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