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MHDL presents three posters at 2015 APHL Annual Meeting
MHDL leadership presented three posters at the 2015 Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Annual Meeting, held May 18-21, in Indianapolis. Posters covered research on Real-time 4th Generation HIV Algorithm Implementation at the MHD STD Clinic, Metagenomic Analysis of Human Fecal Microbiome Using Ion Torrent 16S rRNA Sequencing, and Community Soil Testing utilizing the Mehlich 3 Extraction Method. A total of 75 posters were presented at this year's meeting. More on the meeting can be found here.

MHDL staff co-author paper on Whole-Genome Sequencing of MRSA strain
MHDL Lead Microbiologist Manjeet Khubbar, Deputy Laboratory Director Dr. Sanjib Bhattacharyya and Laboratory Director Dr. Steve Gradus co-authored an article on the Whole-Genome Sequence for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Strain ATCC BAA-1680, recently published in the American Society for Microbiology's Genome Announcements.


MHDL Workforce Development poster recognized by APHL
A poster on the efforts of Milwaukee's Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) to bridge workforce development gaps among local stakeholders recently received an Honorable Mention award at the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) 2014 Annual Meeting. The poster was one of four presented by MHDL, and one of 73 total featured at the event.

American City & County recognizes MHDL performance as result of QI efforts
An article published this June on the American City & County website highlights the increased effectiveness of Milwaukee's vaccine programs and lab performance as a result of the city's partnership with the American Society for Quality (ASQ). MHDL's quality improvement efforts have been highlighted several times so far this year. See our Lab Publications section to read more.

MHD Lab covers quality testing with FOX6 WakeUp
With the summer season now underway, the MHD Lab plays a key role in ensuring the safety of Milwaukee residents when it comes to the beaches they swim in and the summer treats they eat. Watch here as FOX6's Laura Langemo explores beach water, ice cream and ground beef testing with MHDL staff during her June 6 visit to the lab.

Milwaukee Crypto outbreak featured in recent interview
The Water Quality & Health Council of the American Chemistry Council highlighted Milwaukee's 1993 Cryptosporidium outbreak in a recent interview with Laboratory Director Dr. Steve Gradus. Read more here.


MHDL staff co-author multi-drug resistant TB article
An article published in the September 2013 issue of Epidemiology & Infection, "Characterization of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis from immigrants residing in the USA using Ion Torrent full-gene sequencing," was co-authored by several MHDL staff. Read the article here.

Milwaukee's L-SIP featured in Public Health Reports
An article by MHDL staff on Milwaukee's Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) was just published in the most recent supplement of Public Health Reports. Read the article here.

MHDL GPP article published in Journal of Clinical Microbiology
An article by MHDL staff on the use of Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP) testing in the rapid determination of gastrointestinal illness was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Read the article here.

MHDL Honored with "Model Practice Award"
The MHDL was recently honored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) with a "Model Practice Award" for its Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP). Read more about our recognition here, or view our complete 2013 Model Practices submission on NACCHO's website.

Deputy Lab Director named Emerging Leader by APHL
MHDL Deputy Laboratory Director Dr. Sanjib Bhattacharyya was recently named by the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) as its 2013 Emerging Leader, for his instrumental leadership during his time at the MHDL. Learn more about this impressive honor here.

Beach water testing program featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The beach water sampling and testing partnership between the MHD and UWM Zilber School of Public Health was highlighted in this recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MHDL staff test samples, which are collected by ZSPH students, from Bradford, McKinley and South Shore beaches on nearly a daily basis during the summer months. Beach advisories are updated daily on the MHD's main page.


MHD Laboratory hosts international guests 
     Representatives from Botswana Ministry of Health visited the MHD Public Health Lab to discuss organizational needs and testing complexity.

Recent APHL Articles Feature MHDL Testing & Staff