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September 2008
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Open Call to Local Health Departments: Expansion of the I-NEDSS Pilot
E 3 - Easy Epidemiology for Everyone Tracy Powell, MPH
ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 4
OUTBREAK SPOTLIGHT....
Rob Allen, MPA
ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 7

Karen Scully, RN
Infection Control Coordinator, Federal Correction Complex
Immunization Annual Conference  
IN MAPHTC Public Health Cafes  
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

 

August 2008
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Health Games, Simulations, and Technology: Wave of the Future for Learning Shawn Richards, BS
ISDH Respiratory Epidemiologist
Nocardia Surveillance Under Way Angie Cierzniewski
MPH Intern
E 3 Easy Epidemiology for Everyone Tracy Powell, MPH

ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 4

Training Room

 

ISDH Data Reports Available
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable
Diseases
 

July 2008
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Completing Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Case Investigations Kristin Ryker, MPH
ISDH Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist
OUTBREAK SPOTLIGHT...

Mona Wenger, MPH
ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 2

Kelly Jollif

Epidemiologist/Emergency Preparedness Supervisor,
St. Joseph County Health Department

Descriptive Epi
Training Room

 

ISDH Data Reports Available
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable
Diseases
 

June 2008
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Awareness of INShape Indiana:
Data from the 2007 Indiana Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Linda Stemnock, BSPH
BRFSS Coordinator

Michael Wade, MPH, MS
Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist

Jamie Delaney, INShape Indiana
Director of Programming and Development

Indiana Tuberculosis Annual Summary 2007

Sarah Burkholder, RN, MPH
TB/Refugee Health Division Director

Tina Feaster
ISDH Tuberculosis Epidemiologist

Shameer Poonja, MPH
CDC Public Health Advisor

Smoking Prevalence Among College Students Adrienne Durham, MPH
Health Disparities Epidemiologist
OUTBREAK SPOTLIGHT....

Sandra Gorsuch, MS
ISDH Field Epidemiologist,
District 5

Lynae Granzow, MPH
ISDH Enteric Epidemiologist

E3 Easy Epidemiology for Everyone
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable
Diseases
 

May 2008
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Reporting of Severe Staphylococcus
aureus
Infections Effective July 1
Jean Svendsen, RN, BS
  ISDH Chief Nurse Consultant
New Staff Members Join Surveillance and
Investigation Division
Pam Pontones, MA
  Director, Surveillance and Investigation
2007 Pertussis Activity in Indiana Karee L. Buffin, MS
  ISDH Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist
2008 Measles Activity in the U.S.
Description and Recommendations
Wayne Staggs, MS
  ISDH Invasive Disease Epidemiologist
Reported Communicable Disease
Exposures in Indiana Emergency
Medical Service Providers September
2003-December 2007
Sara Sczesny, MT(ASCP)
  MPH Intern
Jean Svendsen, RN, BS
  ISDH Chief Nurse Consultant
News from the Field...  Brad Beard
  ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 3
Tammy McMaken, RN
  DeKalb County Health Department
 
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable
Diseases
 

April 2008
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First Public Health & Medicine Summit 
June 3-4, 2008
I-NEDSS Update
May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month
Mike Wilkinson, B.S.
  ISDH Hepatitis C Epidemiologist
News from the Field… Karen S. Gordon
  ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 10
E3 Easy Epidemiology for Everyone Lynae Granzow, MPH
  ISDH Enteric Epidemiologist
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable
Diseases
 

March 2008
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State Epidemiologist Bob Teclaw
Pursues New Career Path
Pam Pontones, MA
   Director, Surveillance and Investigation
Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Meningococcal
Strains Found in Minnesota and
North Dakota
Wayne Staggs, MS
   ISDH Invasive Disease Epidemiologist
History Corner: An Irish Plant Pathogen Donna Allen, 50% Irish
   ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 1
Descriptive Epi  
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable
Diseases
 

February 2008
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This Year Can Be Different: Fitness Resolutions Mike Wade, MS, MPH
    ISDH Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
News from the Field…. Stephanie English, MPH
    ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 6
Outbreak Spotlight Sandra Gorsuch, MS
    ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 5
Descriptive Epi  
E Easy Epidemiology for Everyone  
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

January 2008
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MRSA Laboratory Results Now Reportable Jean Svendsen,RN
   ISDH Chief Nurse Consultant
Out with the Old, in with the New Wayne Staggs,MS
    ISDH Invasive Disease Epidemiologist
Thank you, Hammond Health Department! Donna Allen,MS
    ISDH Field Epidemiologist District 1
Easy Epidemiology  
Descriptive Epi  
2008 PHAMS-Save the Date  
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

2007

December 2007
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'Tis The Season...for Norovirus Jennifer Wyatt,MPH
     ISDH Field Epidemiologist,District 4
Steven Allen
     ISDH Field Epidemiologist,District 9
Excellence in Epidemiology Awards Shawn M. Richards, BS
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
    Tipton County Health Department
Outbreak Spotlight Brad Beard
    ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 3
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

November 2007
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Genotyping Tina Feaster
    Tuberculosis Epidemiologist
Tipton County Health Department Conducts
Mass Prophylaxis Exercise Using Flu Vaccine Clinic
Doug Market
    Public Health Coordinator
    Tipton County Health Department
Henry County Health Department Mass Prophylaxis Exercise Uses Drive-through Clinic  Gary Maitlen
    Local Public Health Coordinator
    Henry County Health Department
Stephanie English, MPH
    ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 6 
Outbreak Spotlight Karen S. Gordon
    ISDH Field Epidemiologist, District 10
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

October 2007
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PHESS Program Earns National Honor Pam Pontones, MA
    Director, Surveillance and Investigation
Mike Wade, MS, MPH
   Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
E. coli and Shiga-toxin Reporting Lynae Granzow, MPH
   Enteric Epidemiologist
Outbreak Spotlight Mona Wenger, MS
    Field Epidemiologist District 2
Easy Epidemiology for Everyone
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

September 2007
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Enterovirus Season and Aseptic Meningitis Clusters: It’s That Time of Year Wayne Staggs, MS
    Invasive Disease Epidemiologist
Sandra Gorsuch, MS
    Field Epidemiologist, District 5
MRSA Lives Among Us Jean Svendsen, RN
    Chief Nurse Consultant
Tracy Powell, MPH
    Advanced Analysis Epidemiologist
News from District 2 Mona Wenger, MS
    Field Epidemiologist District 2
Outbreak Spotlight Sandra Gorsuch, MS
    Field Epidemiologist District 5
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

August 2007
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Respiratory Illness Increase Shawn Richards, BS 
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
Karee Buffin, Ms
    Vaccine Preventable Epidemiologist
Outbreak Spotlight Brad Beard, BS
    District 3 Field   Epidemiologist
E3 Easy Epidemiology
I-NEDSS Update
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

July 2007
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International Disease Surveillance Conference to Be Held in Indianapolis Mike Wade, MS, MPH
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Epidemiology Field Manual Available Soon Stephanie English
    District 6 Field Epidemiologist
News from District 6 Stephanie English
    District 6 Field Epidemiologist
Outbreak Spotlight Jennifer Wyatt, MPH
    District 4 Field Epidemiologist
In Memorium  
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

June 2007
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Public Health Nurse Conference 2007 Wayne Staggs, MS
Donna Allen, MS
Karee Buffin, MS
Eczema Vaccinatum in Child Resulting from Transmission of Vaccinia from Smallpox Vaccinee with Tertiary Spread to the Mother Shawn Richards, BS
A Decade of Indiana Sentinel Influenza Data Surveillance
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

May 2007
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GIS Technology: A Valuable Tool for Local Health Departments and Public Health Programs R. J. Beck
    Water and Vector Control Specialist
    Tippecanoe County Health Department
Interpretation of Hepatitis C Lab Reports Michael Wilkinson, BS
    Hepatitis C Epidemiologist
TB Control 2007: Meet the New Kids on the Block Tina Feaster, BS
    TB Epidemiologist
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

April 2007
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Illnesses Associated with Unpasteurized Dairy Products Lynae Granzow, BS
    Enteric Epidemiologist
Human Rabies Case in Indiana Jim Howell, DVM
    Veterinary Epidemiologist
May Is Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

March 2007
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Public Health Surveillance System Update Michael Wade, MPH
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologis
Public Health Nurse Conference Announcement
Public Health Nurse Conference Registration Form
Mumps Laboratory Specimen Submissions Karee Buffin, M.S.
    Vaccine Preventable Disease
    Epidemiologist
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

February 2007
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Tracking Influenza-like Illness in Indiana Michael Wade, MPH
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Shawn Richards, BS
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
Evaluating the State of Black Health in Indiana Antoniette M. Holt, MPH
    Minority Health Epidemiologist
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

January 2007
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New Staff Member Joins ERC Surveillance Team Pam Pontones, MA
    Director, Surveillance and Investigation
Update on the Reporting of Chronic Hepatitis C Cases Mike Wilkinson
    Hepatitis C Epidemiologist
Indiana First State to Submit Data to CDC’s BioSense System  Mike Wade, MPH
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist 
Outbreak Spotlight: The Summer of Salmonella Lynae Granzow, BS
    Enteric Epidemiologist 
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

2006

December 2006
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Norovirus: ‘Tis the Season Lynae Granzow, BS
    Enteric Epidemiologist
Not Just for Winter Anymore…..
Influenza Summer Surveillance
Shawn Richards, BS
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
Emergency Rule: Influenza Death Reporting Shawn Richards, BS
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

November 2006
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Mycoplasma pneumoniae Circulating in Indiana Shawn Richards, BS
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
New Mumps Laboratory Recommendations Wayne Staggs, MS
    Epidemiologist
Outbreak Spotlight: Mycoplasma pneumoniae Outbreak in a State Institution Donna Allen
    District 1 Field Epidemiologist
Shawn Richards, BS
    Respiratory Epidemiologist
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

October 2006
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Public Health Surveillance System Update Michael Wade, MPH, MS
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Outbreak Spotlight: It Must Be the Water Jennifer Wyatt, MPH
    District 4 Field Epidemiologist
Updated ISDH Pandemic Influenza Plan Now Available
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

September 2006
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Fireworks-related Injuries Charlene Graves, MD
Susan Perkins, RN
Tracy Powell, MPH
Outbreak Spotlight: The Foodborne Outbreak That Wasn’t Mona Wenger
    Field Epidemiologist District 2
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

August 2006
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ISDH Leads Development of a Statewide Trauma System Charlene Graves, M.D.
Susan Perkins, R.N.
Mumps Update – Indiana and the United States, 2006 Wayne Staggs, MS
    Vaccine-Preventable Disease Epidemiologist
Quit Smoking: Improve Your Health Now  Michael Wade, MPH, MS
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Linda Stemnock, BSPH
    Biostatistician
Adrienne Durham, MPH
    Tobacco Epidemiologist 
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

July 2006
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The Best Offense Is a Good Defense Travis Goodman, BS
    Food Defense Program Coordinator-South.
HIV Medical Monitoring Project Cheryl Pearcy, BS
    Medical Monitoring Project Program Manager
Improving Your Health with Fruits and Vegetables Michael Wade, MPH, MS
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Linda Stemnock, BSPH
    Biostatistician
Adrienne Durham, MPH
    Tobacco Epidemiologist 
Outbreak Spotlight: Attendees at Holiday Buffet Share More than Good Wishes  Michael Wade, MPH, MS
    Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Linda Stemnock, BSPH
    Biostatistician
Keisha Banks-Thornton, MPH, CHES
    Health Education Program Director 
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases  

June 2006
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Hepatitis C Case Surveillance Mike Wilkinson, B.S.
   Hepatitis C Epidemiologist
Indiana Mumps Update Wayne Staggs, MS
   Vaccine Preventable Epidemiologist
Reducing High Blood Pressure with Regular Physical Activity Michael Wade, MPH, MS
   Syndromic Surveillance Epidemiologist
Linda Stemnock, BSPH
   Biostatistician
Training Room  
ISDH Data Reports Available  
HIV Disease Summary  
Reported Cases of Selected Notifiable Diseases