Research co-led by Professor Cavan Reilly shows Ebola survivors suffer from a range of health problems including body pain, eye conditions, and memory loss.
CIDRAP Developing Influenza Vaccines Roadmap
Regents Professor Michael Osterholm is leading the effort aimed at accelerating progress toward creating universal influenza vaccines.
U of M Receives $5.4 Million Gift to Address Supply of Critical Medicines Worldwide
Professor Michael Osterholm will lead research to improve the health care supply system’s ability to maintain a steady and adequate levels of critical medicines and supplies worldwide.
Few Parents Aware Meningitis B Vaccine is Available
Recent research by Assistant Professor Nicole Basta reveals that only 20 percent of parents are aware that a vaccine to protect their children against meningococcal B disease exists.
Infections May Be Linked to Heart Attack and Stroke
Associate Professor Kamakshi Lakshminarayan and PhD student Logan Cowan found that infections, such as pneumonia, can increase a patient’s risk of heart attacks and strokes for three months after being sick.
U.S. Department of State Names Osterholm U.S. Science Envoy
Professor Michael Osterholm will combat biological threats by working with priority countries on infectious disease preparedness and antimicrobial stewardship.
Explaining Benefits of Herd Immunity Raises Willingness to Get Flu Shot
A study led by student Jacqueline Logan (MPH ’17) and Assistant Professor Nicole Basta found that educating people about the benefits of herd immunity significantly raised their intent to get the flu shot.
Bonner Awarded Fogarty Fellowship to Study Vaccination in Uganda
PhD student Kimberly Bonner plans to research how health students weigh factors in vaccination decision-making, and barriers to HPV vaccination for adolescent girls who have dropped out of school.
Many Parents Still Resistant to Vaccinating Their Children Against HPV
Research by graduate Kayla Hanson (MPH ’17) shows many parents lack the facts when it comes to HPV vaccination and consider it unnecessary for their teens.
Student Club Explores Infectious Diseases
Students in the SPH Infectious Disease Journal Club meets twice a month to discuss topics from Lyme disease to the history of “Patient Zero” in HIV/AIDS research.
Raising Infant Vaccination Rates Through Innovations in Access
Assistant Professor Nicole Basta is part of a team testing a new strategy in Uganda that may offer residents living in high-density urban areas cheap, reliable transportation to vaccination clinics.
Strategies for Protecting Young Girls in Low-Income Countries from HPV
PhD student Kimberly Bonner is the lead author of a commentary on developing strategies for providing HPV vaccine to young girls who are not in school.