CCEPH Scientists Present Research at SER (June 2017)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Scientists Huong McLean, PhD and Elizabeth Vickers, MPH, attended and presented their research at the 50th Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) meeting in Seattle, Washington, June 20-23, 2017.

CCEPH Researcher to Serve on Advisory Board (June 2017)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Senior Research Scientist Robert Greenlee, PhD, MPH has recently accepted an invitation to serve on the Research Advisory Board for the Medica Research Institute (MRI).

MCRI Scientists and Staff Present at the Annual Vaccine Safety Datalink Meeting (May 2017)
The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) Team attended and presented at the annual VSD meeting in Oakland, CA, May 23-24, 2017.  

CCEPH Director Discusses Participation in the Flu VE Network with WSAW News (March 2017)
Earlier this month, Ed Belongia, MD discussed MCRI's participation in the U.S. Flu VE Network with Channel 7 News (WSAW).  In the interview, Dr. Belongia informed viewers that by being one of five sites in the U.S. funded to conduct vaccine effectiveness each year, Marshfield Clinic contributes research results which assist the World Health Organization (WHO) in selecting flu strains for the following year's vaccine.  The interview is available for viewing on the WSAW's website.

CCEPH Epidemiologist Presents Research at Obesity Week (October/November 2016)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Epidemiologist Tenisha Hill, MPH presented findings from a recent comparative analysis at Obesity Week in New Orleans, October 31 - November 4, 2016.

CNN Interview on Mumps Cases in U.S. and MMR Vaccine Effectiveness Research (December 2016)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Scientist Huong McLean, PhD, MPH was interviewed by CNN on the increase of mumps cases in the United States and MMR vaccine effectiveness research. "Studies that have tried to examine the effectiveness of a third dose of MMR vaccine to control mumps outbreaks were limited because vaccination occurred after the outbreak started to decline", explained Huong McLean, an Associate Research Scientist at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), which has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the issue.

CCEPH Scientists Present Research at ID Week (October 2016)
Jennifer King, MPH and Huong McLean, PhD, MPH presented findings from recent studies at ID Week in New Orleans, October 26-30, 2016.

Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI) Scientists Ed Belongia, MD, and Huong McLean, PhD, MPH were among 45 scientists worldwide invited to attend an international symposium hosted by the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control to discuss influenza repeat vaccination effects (I-ReV). 

CCEPH Investigators Honored for Contribution to Vaccine Safety (November 2015)
Two investigators, James Donahue, DVM, PhD, and Edward Belongia, MD, from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) were honored for their contributions to vaccine safety research. Awards were presented at the annual meeting for the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) in November 2015. VSD is a collaborative project between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and nine health care organizations, including Marshfield Clinic Health System. 

'Letter to the Editor' in the New York Times (July 2015) 
Edward Belongia, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), was quoted in a New York Times story about a panel's decision to recommend the meningitis vaccine for certain people.  Dr. Belongia, an expert on vaccines, is a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  The independent panel makes recommendations to the U.S. Government regarding vaccine use.  Dr. Belongia also submitted a letter to the editor of the New York Times, which provides additional context. 

2014-2015 Flu Vaccine Effectiveness (January 2015) 
Edward Belongia, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH), was featured in numerous stories about the effectiveness of this year’s flu vaccine. Along with media interviews (Marshfield News HeraldWSAW), Dr. Belongia served as an expert source for the Canadian Press, which distributes news stories throughout Canada. For more information pertaining to CDC's (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) interim report on this year’s flu vaccine effectiveness, visit ABC News and the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Grant Received by CCEPH to Raise Awareness for HPV Vaccination (January 2015)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Researchers received a $620,000 grant from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help educate the public about the human papillomavirus (HPV) and to improve HPV vaccination rates among adolescents.

CCEPH Receives Grant to Study MMR Vaccine (November 2014)
A $440,000 federal grant will support Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Researchers’ study of long-term effectiveness of a third dose of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine, as scientists work to better protect against mumps.

Ebola 101: Separating Fact from Fiction (October 2014) 
So what are the facts? Should we get ready for an Ebola epidemic in the United States? Edward Belongia, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH), Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and former CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer provides a brief review of what we know and don’t know.

National Obesity Treatment Study in Rural Communities (October 2014)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Researchers and Marshfield Clinic doctors are looking for new, more effective ways to treat obesity in rural communities as part of a 5-year, $10 million national study.

CCEPH Researchers' Study Finds Prior Flu Season Vaccines May Provide Residual Protection (September 2014)
Influenza vaccines given in prior years may provide protection against the flu for more than one year, according to a study published online Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal.  Huong McLean, PhD, MPH, the study's lead investigator from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) at the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI), was also quoted in the Marshfield News Herald on October 1, 2014, regarding this study.

CCEPH Researcher Appointed to ACIP (July 2014) 
Edward Belongia, MD, Director of the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH), was appointed as a voting member to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). ACIP is a group of 15 medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on how to use vaccines to control diseases in the United States.

Marshfield Clinic Helps CDC with This Year's Flu Vaccine (January 2014)
Doctors say we are in the heat of flu season; if you're going to get vaccinated, now is the perfect time. Edward Belongia, MD was interviewed on the respected Influenza research being conducted right here in Marshfield. As stated in the article, "So far, they’ve enrolled more than 500 people in the study at Marshfield, and about 45 percent have tested positive for the flu."  Efforts continue with the study team and as Ed was quoted, "It’s still not too late, but don’t wait to get vaccinated."

H1N1 Reappears as Main Flu Strain (January 2014)
Edward Belongia, MD was quoted in the Marshfield News Herald regarding the research on this year’s flu season. In January he stated, "In terms of number of cases, it’s still relatively low, but we’re nowhere near the peak of the season." A typical flu season begins in December and continues through to February. For the 2013-14 season, there were reports of flu increasing in late November.

Do Vitamins A, E and Zinc Affect Immunity in Well-Nourished Seniors? (December 2013) 
Vitamins A, E, and Zinc have been identified as having an affect on the immune system. Maria Sundaram, MSPH worked in collaboration on the investigation of this relationship due to the elderly population being at risk for vitamin deficiencies and influenza.