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Healthcare in the Time of COVID-19: Lab Experience in the Urgency to Create COVID Testing with Dawn Dudley, Ph.D. of University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Release Date: 04/28/2020

Season 4 Episode 6: Lamaze International:  Yesterday, Today, and the Future with Christen Sadler of Lamaze show art Season 4 Episode 6: Lamaze International: Yesterday, Today, and the Future with Christen Sadler of Lamaze

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Listen as Christen Sadler, Immediate Past President of Lamaze, tells us more about Lamaze’s beginnings, how they have grown, and where the future may be taking them.  Christen shares ways the organization advances their mission: “Advancing Safe & Healthy Birth for Everyone, Everywhere.”  Learn more about Lamaze’s current projects, including research and advocacy to help not only the educators but also parents in this country and others.    A Registered...

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Season 4 Episode 7: Vaginal Breech Birth: New Insights with Rixa Freeze, PhD  show art Season 4 Episode 7: Vaginal Breech Birth: New Insights with Rixa Freeze, PhD

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Rixa Freeze has a PhD from the University of Iowa and is a researcher, professor, and mother of four children. Her current research specialization is vaginal breech birth. She is the president of Breech Without Borders, a 501(c)3 nonprofit and teaches at a private liberal arts college. She blogs at Stand and Deliver. Listen and Learn: A lack of research may impede the view of breech birth as a normal life event Training for delivering singleton breech babies is not very common in US medical schools Research on breech birth outcomes is more available in other countries and some is now...

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Season 4 Episode 5 (Part 2): Growing a Healthy Rainbow Baby with Katherine Hyde-Hensley show art Season 4 Episode 5 (Part 2): Growing a Healthy Rainbow Baby with Katherine Hyde-Hensley

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In Life After Loss Part 1, Katherine tells her story of loss and how it impacted her personal growth and her family.  Be sure to give it a listen.   Listen to Part 2 as we continue to follow Katherine’s journey to becoming a Perinatal Bereavement Psychotherapist and having her Rainbow Baby Alice.  She always desired to have a big family but after a loss there was a lot to think about.  Getting pregnant again unexpectedly created uncertainty that Katherine and her husband worked through.  But looking...

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Loss is always difficult.  Losing someone you’re supposed to be meeting for the first time and spending the rest of your life with is even tougher.  Katherine and her family planned for a joyful event, the birth of their daughter Helen, but that turned to sorrow when Helen was stillborn.     Listen in as we follow Katherine’s journey of becoming a postpartum and loss doula and ultimately, a Perinatal Bereavement Psychotherapist.  She will walk us through resources and research shaping the world of loss and provide ideas...

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Listen as Bonita (Boni) Katz BA, RN, ICCE, ICBD, IAT, CLC talks about the impact that ICEA has had on the field of maternal-child health and her own journey.  Promoting family-centered care and freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of options and alternatives are the key tenants of ICEA. Boni’s own birth helped spark her interest in becoming a certified childbirth educator and doula with ICEA.  Joining ICEA in 1991, she went on to become a nurse and has continued her work as a childbirth...

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When the “Back to Sleep” campaign to reduce infant deaths started in 1994, the rate of SIDS went from 10,000 to 3,500 per year very quickly.  Judy Bannon, founder of Cribs for Kids, realized that was a great thing but also found that some neighborhoods in her area had not reduced the number of SIDS deaths.  She wanted to help.  Listen in today with our guest Devon George to find out how Cribs for Kids took on the challenge to make sure that families had a safe place for their babies to sleep, along with the education to go with...

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Thinking of starting or revamping your Fatherhood class?  Ginny Robinson joins us to share tips and tricks to creating a successful fatherhood class. She offers ideas on formatting, marketing, teaching dads during social distancing & insights into what dads want to know.  Ginny Robinson has been a nurse for over 50 years and spent the last 32 years at her current hospital in Plano TX. She has worked in many different areas of maternal child nursing including lactation and bereavement. One of her main roles right now is community education...

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Season 4 Episode 1: United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC): Its History, Today’s Story, & Vision for the Future show art Season 4 Episode 1: United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC): Its History, Today’s Story, & Vision for the Future

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Listen as Nikia Sankofa, Executive Director, and Amelia Psmythe Seger, Deputy Director, unfold the richness of USBC. They will tell us about when, why, and how USBC was created, and what the organization's goals are for today and for the future to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in the United States. The strategy and structure of the USBC makes it one of the most dedicated and productive organizations that support those who are supporting families.   Listen and Learn: A short history of how USBC started USBC is a “coalition of coalitions” About the Awake to Woke to Work...

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Many hospitals have pared their class offerings down to core classes and moved them online. Join us to hear Anne’s story about what those changes have meant for Anne, her staff, and the students.   Anne Wright’s background is in education. She spent 10 years working for Continental Airlines providing leadership development training to over 5,000 leaders worldwide. During that time, Anne developed a desire to bring leadership principles to families during their childbearing years. She began working at Texas Children's...

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Healthcare in the Time of COVID: Working as a Lactation Consultant in the Hospital Setting During the Pandemic with Beverly Wilhelm, RN, BSN, IBCLC. show art Healthcare in the Time of COVID: Working as a Lactation Consultant in the Hospital Setting During the Pandemic with Beverly Wilhelm, RN, BSN, IBCLC.

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Learn how an experienced IBCLC navigates to serve breastfeeding moms and babies in the hospital setting during the time of COVID-19.  Beverly Wilhelm is a Registered Nurse of 25 years and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant of 15 years in Women’s Services (primarily NICU and Mom/Baby). She has worked at hospitals in Atlanta, Dallas, and the Denver metro area. An Atlanta native, she has lived in Denver for 9 years with her husband, two teenage sons, and two...

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In the second episode in our COVID-19 series, we speak with Dawn Dudley, Ph.D. to explore the processes of creating a rapid COVID-19 test in one lab in Wisconsin.  When it became apparent that diagnostic tests for coronavirus were unavailable to most people with symptoms who were not hospitalized, Dawn began working with another scientist in the laboratory to try to develop a method to diagnose this virus using unique materials. Optimizing this new coronavirus test is what Dawn is primarily working on in the laboratory today. 

Dawn obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular and Microbiology at Case Western Reserve University where she studied HIV drug resistance. Dawn then moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her post-doc where she continued to study HIV drug resistance in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine under the supervision of Dr. David O'Connor. She continues to work with Dr. O'Connor as a senior scientist in the laboratory. About four years ago, Dawn started working on Zika virus with close collaborators from Brazil and developed the first nonhuman primate animal model to study Zika virus in pregnancy. She continues to work on many Zika-related projects, which has given her many opportunities to speak at international meetings and in labs all over the world.  

Listen and Learn: 

  • The next wave of maternal/child health diseases Dawn is researching  
  • How her lab was able to quickly switch to focusing on creating COVID-19 tests 
  • The process of creating a test, including collaboration with other universities 
  • The timeline for implementing the test kit to healthcare facilities and for home use 
  • How an effective test can help bring a lessening to COVID-19 

 

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