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Volunteer Spotlight: Megan Nix

Meet Megan Nix, our Community Alliance Chair from Denver, Colorado. Megan is mom to three girls and a nonfiction writer, we are lucky to have her in our corner!

Volunteer Spotlight: Erica Steadman

Meet Erica Steadman from Tinley Park, Illinois. Erica has three daughters and when she's not advocating for CMV, she's leading marketing efforts for American Sale Corporation.

Volunteer Spotlight: Ashley Maes

Meet Ashley Maes from Clovis, California. Ashley advocates for CMV in honor of her daughter, Ila.

Volunteer Spotlight: Lindsay Lawless

Meet Lindsay Lawless from Abington, Pennsylvania. Lindsay advocates for CMV in memory of her daughter, Wynne, and in honor of her two other children.

Volunteer Spotlight: Karri Grecco

Meet Karri Grecco. Karri is a full-time mother of three from Bel Air, Maryland. Her decade+ experience in caring for a child with CMV and proximity to DC make Karri a terrific advocate for the community!

One Child's Journey Towards Independent Mobility

Dr. Kathleen Muldoon is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ, Chair of National CMV Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee, and mom of three.

EHDI Conference Recap

Author: Amanda Devereaux The 2020 Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) meeting was held in Kansas City, MO, March 8-March 10th. The goal of the annual EHDI Meeting is to enhance the implementation of comprehensive state-based Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs, and there were several key observations relevant to our CMV community from this year's meeting.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

COVID-19, the novel coronavirus outbreak currently elevated to global pandemic status, is of particular concern for the elderly, immunocompromised, and those with underlying health issues. The National CMV Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee is actively monitoring the situation in regards to its impact on children and pregnant women, as data continues to evolve.

Board Member Spotlight: Megan Pesch, MD

Meet Dr. Megan Pesch. Dr. Pesch is a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI, and she is mom to three daughters, her youngest born with congenital CMV.

Board Member Spotlight: Sallie Permar, MD, PhD

Meet Dr. Sallie Permar. Dr. Permar is a physician scientist focusing on the prevention and treatment of neonatal viral infections. She leads a research laboratory at Duke investigating immune protection against vertical transmission of neonatal viral pathogens, namely HIV and cytomegalovirus (CMV), using human cohorts and nonhuman primate models.