September 2018

Lurie Children's Hospital: Improving Awareness and the Timely Diagnosis of cCMV in Illinois

Our goal is to be able to provide a rapid diagnosis for those newborns who fail their hearing screens in the newborn nursery, when the hearing loss is attributable to infection with CMV during pregnancy.  Recent research has revealed treatment options for those newborns found to have hearing loss from congenital CMV, to optimize hearing outcomes and neurodevelopment. 

Compete 4 CMV Spotlight: Rob Pickus

Meet Rob Pickus. Rob is father to Noah, born with congenital CMV. He's an experienced runner and fundraiser. We're excited to have him as part of the inaugural Compete 4 CMV - NYC Marathon team! 

Board Member Spotlight: Sara Doutre

Author: Sara Doutre Meet Sara Doutre. Sara is a co-founder of National CMV Foundation and she brings real-life advocacy expertise and experience to the group. She is also a mother of three and runs her own business, Doutre Consulting, specializing in Education Policy. 

Raising Awareness of CMV in Arizona

Meet 2018 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant Recipient Melissa Selbt, MPH, Executive Director of The EAR Foundation of Arizona, and learn more about her project to educate and evaluate CMV policy within her state. 

Football Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising tips and ideas just in time for football season!