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Volunteer Spotlight: Patty Cutshall-Bailey

Meet our Community Alliance Chair from Montana, Patty Cutshall-Bailey. Patty is an Empowering Caregiver Coach offering personalized one-on-one coaching to help caregivers find joy and balance in their hectic lives.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management and HR Management in 2004, and a master’s degree in management with a concentration in Organizational Psychology and Development in 2007. Currently, she resides in Montana with her husband and four dogs and enjoys traveling to see her children and grandchildren. Aside from writing books and coaching, she enjoys running, camping, hiking, and reading.

The CMVirus Pledge

September is Newborn Screening Month. In April 2019, the National CMV Foundation and the CMV RUSP Nomination Team announced the submission of CMV for inclusion on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). 

CMVIRUS: Spread the word, not the virus

National CMV Foundation announces the launch of our new public health campaign: CMVIRUS – Spread the Word, Not the Virus.

Flushing Hospital: Raising Congenital CMV Awareness

Congratulations to the Flushing Hospital Medical Center team, led by Dr. Shirley Pinero-Bernardo, on being one of our selected recipients for the 2019 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant!

Expecting Health: Increasing Awareness Through Partnerships, Platforms, and Influencers

Congratulations to the Expecting Health team, led by Natasha Bonhonne, on being one of our selected recipients for the 2019 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant!

Michigan CMV Project: Increasing Awareness through Education and Screening

Congratulations to Megan Pesch, M.D., a behavioral and developmental pediatrician at the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics, on being one of our selected recipients for the 2019 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant!

Early Career Research Award Recipient: Dr. Talavera-Barber

Dr. Maria Talavera is one of our 2019 early career CMV research award recipients! Congratulations Dr. Talavera! Learn more about her project here.

Early Career Research Award Recipient: Dr. Pinninti

Dr. Swetha Pinninti from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of our 2019 early career CMV research award recipients! Congratulations Dr. Pinninti! Learn more about her project here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Devereaux

Meet Amanda Devereaux. Maternal child health nurse and CMV mom from Des Moines, Iowa. Amanda's passion and drive are helping to make great strides in her community and beyond! 

Sign Up to Save Lives

National CMV recently teamed up with GSW, an award-winning, full-service healthcare communications agency, to create a compelling public health campaign and bring some of our recent advocacy work to life. 

How to Pitch Your Family’s CMV Story to Media

Author: Becky Ericson There’s nothing better than a good story to spread a message. Stories are emotional, filled with context, and how we make sense of the world. And stories, incidentally, are the lifeblood of journalism. But for everyday people not working in media, reaching out to reporters pitching them on your personal experience or your kiddo’s story can be downright intimidating. How can you start from square one and break through the clutter?