Quick updates

The University of Iowa press office did a nice story on our recent article showing "livestock-associated" S. aureus in a daycare worker in Iowa. LabSpaces covers it here.

I started a new Facebook page for our research center, the University of Iowa Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases. Join up for research updates! We'll have a lot coming up this summer.

And on that note, soon we'll have a new Research Assistant starting at the Center: Megan Quick, who was featured today on in the "Photo of the Month" on the Association for Schools of Public Health website.

Have a few blog posts percolating but real life has been getting in the way; more next week!

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