This is my summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates student, Emily, at her poster last week. She was out doing some sampling in the field, looking at Staphylococcus aureus on Northeast Ohio beaches.
I'm on today's Inquiring Minds podcast with Chris Mooney, talking about Ebola.
I received a few nice shout-outs at io9 and Vox for my coverage of the Ebola outbreak.
I was on Chicago's "The Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson Show" on August 7th.
I chatted with Vincent Racaniello on Science on Google+'s Hangout on Air about Ebola.
I was on the Jasen Sokol show on Akron Radio on August 15th.
From graduate student Jennifer McDanel's work:
McDanel JS, Ward MA, Leder L, Schweizer ML, Dawson JD, Diekema DJ, Smith TC, Chrischilles BA, Perencevich EN, Herwaldt LA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention Practices in Hospitals throughout a Rural State. American Journal of Infection Control, 42(8):868-73, 2014.
With the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in west Africa, there has been a lot of misinformation and fear about the virus. I have a few posts up on the topic:
An interview with workers at a 2007 Ebola outbreak on what it's like to work during one of these;
A post noting that Ebola is already in the United States, as a response to panic over the return of an infected doctor back to Emory for treatment;
and a post countering ideas that Ebola can be easily spread via air.
Tara and company