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Volunteer Spotlight: Kathleen Smith

Meet Kathleen Smith! She was born with cCMV and is our CMV Community Alliance (CCA) Co-Chair for Minnesota.

Reflecting on Two Years of Progress: A Farewell Message from the Immediate Past President of the National CMV Foundation

Author: Dr. Megan Pesch National CMV Foundation immediate past president, Dr. Megan Pesch, reflects on the last two years of progress at the Foundation. 

CMV Vaccine Workshop Overview

Author: Hannah Hopkins Goldberg National CMV Foundation was proud to be a co-organizer of the recent CMV Vaccine Development Workshop, which took place last month. Learn more about this amazing meeting from National CMV Foundation intern Hannah Hopkins Goldberg. 

2022 Early Career Research Awards

In 2022, the National CMV Foundation funded two Early Career Research Awards to support innovative research related to maternal or congenital CMV infections. Read more about the funded projects here!

NCHAM and National CMV Foundation Partnership

Learn more about National CMV Foundation's partnership with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management from the Director of Quality Improvement, Alyson Ward.

CMV Mom Hopes to Spread CMV Awareness at Mrs. America Pageant

CMV mom Kelsi Gagne is participating in the Mrs. America pageant in April. She plans to use this platform to increase awareness and health literacy of cCMV. Read more about her journey.

Volunteer Spotlight: Shania Hunt

Meet Shania Hunt, our CMV Community Alliance Chair from West Virginia and mother of three.

Volunteer Spotlight: Taylor Gerding

Meet Taylor Gerding, our CMV Community Alliance Chair from Indiana, a pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to Ava.

Q&A with Mama Hu Hears

We had a chance to chat with Michelle Hu. Aud, Pediatric Audiologist. Michelle has turned her love for all things hearing and personal experience with hearing loss into an online presence for educating parents and professionals - Mama Hu Hears. Michelle shares her clinical perspective and experience with congenital CMV related hearing loss.

Early Career Research Award Update: Dr. Maria Talavera-Barber

Dr. Talavera-Barber, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, was a 2019 recipient of a National CMV Foundation Early Career Research Award. In this blog post, she discusses the impact of her research on CMV antibody levels in pregnant women and newborns.

Update: cCMV Nomination for the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP)

The most recent update about our nomination for congenital CMV (cCMV) for inclusion on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) by Megan Pesch, MD, MS, FAAP, President-Elect National CMV Foundation.