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MHDL Quality Improvement efforts highlighted in several publications
Several articles highlighting the MHD Lab's ongoing commitment to quality have been published during the first half of 2014. These publications chronicle our laboratory's application of quality improvement tools and techniques, leading to increased efficiency and the creation of a culture of quality among employees. These efforts have been featured here:

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Patel, A., Navidad, J., & Bhattacharyya, S. (2014). Site-specific Clinical Evaluation of the Luminex® xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel for the Detection of Infectious Gastroenteritis in Fecal Specimens. J Clin Microbio.: JCM.01393-14. [Epub ahead of print]

Igbokwe, H., et. al. (2014). Preponderance of toxigenic Escherichia coli in stool pathogens correlates with toxin detection in accessible drinking-water sources. Epidemiol Infect. 1:1-11. [Epub ahead of print]

Posters

Awareness and Opportunities in Public Health Laboratory System Careers—Value of a Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) in Bridging Workforce Development Gaps among Stakeholders
S. Gradus, K. Owusu-Ofori, J. Becker and S. Bhattacharyya

Workforce Certification in Quality Improvement Facilitates a "Culture of Quality" in a Local Public Health Laboratory
K. Owusu-Ofori, S. Bhattacharyya and S. Gradus

Milwaukee Public Health Laboratory uses LEAN to Lower the Cost of Gonorrhea/Chlamydia Testing
K. Owusu-Ofori, S. Bhattacharyya and S. Gradus

Characterization of Multi-drug Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Immigrants Residing in the United States using Next Generation Sequencing

L. Daum, G. Fischer: Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, San Antonio, TX

S. Bhattacharyya, M. Khubbar, J. Sromek, P. Hunter, S. Gradus: City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory, Milwaukee, WI

 

Same-day Beach Closure Decisions Using Real-time Quantitative PCR Assay: Detection of E. coli in Milwaukee Area Beaches
S. Bhattacharyya, M. Khubbar, V. Kalve, T. Linder, A. Gandhi and S. Gradus


Milwaukee’s Local Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) Action Plan
S. Gradus, S. Bhattacharyya and B.K. Baker

The State Public Health Laboratory System Improvement Program (L-SIP) Assessment Applied to a Local Public Health Laboratory System (LPHL System)
S. Gradus, S. Bhattacharyya: City of Milwaukee Health Department Laboratory, Milwaukee, WI
A. Murphy: Consultant, Milwaukee, WI

The Role of the Public Health Laboratory in Assessing Norovirus Diversity and Potential Impact of Genetic Variations in Local Outbreaks
J. Navidad, M. Khubbar, D. Bina, S. Gradus and S. Bhattacharyya
 

A Local Public Health Laboratory Response to the 2009 Influenza A H1N1 Pandemic: Mapping of Preparedness to Core Laboratory Functions and Essential Services
S. Gradus, D. Bina, J. Navidad, M. Khubbar, M. Zemke and S. Bhattacharyya

A Local Public Health Laboratory’s Role and Surge Implications During a Long-term Shigellosis Outbreak
A. Singh, P. Biedrzycki, M. Khubbar, D. Griswold, J. Lokken, V. Kalve, B. Krause, A. Hagy and S. Gradus

Defining and Assessing Surge Capacities at a Local Public Health Laboratory–An Inductive Model: The Good, The Bad and The Unpredictable–Examples from the Edge
S. Gradus, S. Bhattacharyya, A. Singh, D. Bina, D. Griswold, M. Khubbar, B. Hui and M. Zemke

The Role of Local Public Health Agencies in Community Healthcare Continuity through Antiviral Distribution during Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza
S. Bhattacharyya, A. Gandhi, D. Bina, M.E. Bruesch, A. Hagy, P. Biedrzycki and S. Gradus

Milwaukee Public Health Laboratory: Connections to Preparedness
S. Gradus and S. Bhattacharyya

Determination of Lead in Seasoning Salts
B. Hui and S. Gradus

Rapid Detection of Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis DNA in Clinical Samples by Duplex Real Time PCR Assay Using Taqman Probes
S. Bhattacharyya, M. Khubbar, S. Koehler, A. Singh and S. Gradus

Electronic Automated Laboratory Reporting of Communicable Disease & Environmental Laboratory Results to Multiple Programs and Locations by a Local Public Health Laboratory
S. Gradus, B. Jones, M. Zemke, J. Tranetzki, J. Hussinger, G. Sedmak and A. Singh

Other Presentations

Please check back soon for a listing of MHDL presentations.