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2017 Oral-Systemic Health Conference “The Importance of Integrating Medical and Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes”
The Center for Oral and System Health (COSH) at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute recently hosted the 2017 Oral-Systemic Health Conference at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI, June 1st & 2nd. The theme of the conference was “The Importance of Integrating Medical and Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes.”

Center for Oral and Systemic Health Welcomes two Summer Interns
COSH has the pleasure of hosting two interns this summer.  Katelyn Kleutsch who is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire majoring in biology and Callahan Katrak who is a senior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL majoring in Chemistry and Biology.  

Research Specialist for the Center for Oral and Systemic Health (COSH) Receives her PhD
Dr. Neel Shimpi walked across the stage Sunday, May 21st, and accepted her doctoral degree in Biomedical and Healthcare Informatics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a focus on Healthcare Information Systems.

Dr. Acharya Appointed to Health Level Seven (HL7) Standards Committee as American Dental Association Representative
Dr. Amit Acharya, Director of Center for Oral and Systemic Health was recently appointed by the American Dental Association (ADA) as its representative to the Health Level Seven (HL7) Standards Committee and was involved in international informatics standards development activity at the recent 2017 HL7 International meeting in Madrid, Spain.

COSH Researcher Presents at UW-Madison Seminar Series
Dr. Adham Abdelrahim, a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Center for Oral and Systemic Health, presented an oral presentation entitled, “Feasibility Assessment of a TeleDental Approach to Address Non-traumatic Dental Condition Visits” at the Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine seminar series on April 18, 2017.

Access to Dental Records to Improve Patient Care
With the help from MCIS staff, providers at Marshfield Clinic now have access to view patient dental records. Dental documentation and treatment information is now available at their fingertips.

IOSH Welcomes New Project Manager
Annie Steinmetz recently joined the Institute for Oral and Systemic Health (IOSH) as the Project Manager and started in that role on March 20th.

IOSH Scientists and Staff Present at the International Association of Dental Research Conference in San Francisco
Dr. Amit Acharya, Dr. Ingrid Glurich, Dr. Katie Overmyer, Dr. Adham Abdelrahim, Neel Shimpi, Harshad Hegde and Annie Steinmetz presented their research from Marshfield Clinic at the 9th Annual meeting of International Association of Dental Research (IADR) General Session & Exhibition in San Francisco, California, on March 22–25, 2017.

IOSH to Host 2017 Oral-Systemic Health Conference - Friday, June 2nd in WI Dells
The Institute for Oral and Systemic Health (IOSH) will be hosting the 2017 Oral-Systemic Health Conference "Importance of Integrating Medical and Dental Care for Patients with Diabetes," June 2nd (with an evening reception on June 1st) at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wisconsin Dells, WI. 

IOSH Researchers Present at National Conferences
On November 7th, Dr. Amit Acharya, Director of IOSH, and Harshad Hegde, Informatics Research Architect, presented an oral presentation entitled, “Establishment of a Quality Improvement Culture at a Large FQHC Dental Practice in Rural Wisconsin,” at the 2016 National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Annual Conference on November 7th in Denver, Colorado.