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CCEPH Scientist Interviewed on Preventing Falls from Tree Stands During Hunting Season (November 2017)
Jeffrey VanWormer, PhD spoke with RFD Radio in November to warn hunters about the risk of falls from tree stands. RFD is a Farm Bureau Network with more than 80 stations in Illinois. Dr. VanWormer previously published a study on tree stand falls in central Wisconsin. During the radio interview, he noted that hunting injuries tend to be serious and a cell phone is often the only way to get out of the woods.

CCEPH Researcher Interviewed by Minneapolis Star Tribune on Hazards of Deer Stands (November 2017)

Jeffrey VanWormer, PhD published a study last year describing five years of tree stand fall injuries in central Wisconsin. This caught the attention of a Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter writing about a Minnesota hunter who slipped from a deer stand and fractured his spine. In the article, Dr. VanWormer discussed the long-term risk of fall-related injuries in hunters, the contribution of alcohol, and the more frequent occurrence of fall-related injuries in bow hunters. 

What You Need to Know About the New Shingles Vaccine (October 2017)
Edward Belongia, MD, recently spoke with the Washington Post regarding a new vaccine to prevent shingles that was recently licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  He serves as Chair of the ACIP Herpes Zoster Work Group which has been evaluating the new vaccine (Shingrix) and the previously licensed vaccine (Zostavax) over the past two years.

CCEPH Scientists Present Research at IDWeek (October 2017)
Huong McLean, PhD, MPH and Jennifer King, MPH presented findings from recent studies on influenza and measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine at IDWeek in San Diego, CA, October 4-8, 2017. 

Marshfield Flu Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine (August 2017)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Scientists Ed Belongia, MD, and Huong McLean, PhD, MPH were coauthors on the research article "Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the United States during the 2015-16 Season" that was included in the August 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

CCEPH Scientists Present Research at SER (June 2017)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Scientists Huong McLean, PhD, MPH 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.

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)
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.

Health Care Systems Research Network 23rd Annual Conference (March 2017)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) researchers and staff were among the nearly 400 attendees at the 2017 Health Care Systems Research Network (HCSRN) Annual Conference held in San Diego, CA, March 21-23, 2017.

National Lung Screening Trial Presented at AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting (March 2017)
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health (CCEPH) Scientist Robert Greenlee, PhD, MPH, is the Principal Investigator for the National Lung Screening Trial that was presented at the 2017 American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Spring Clinical meeting in New Orleans, March 18-21, 2017.