January 17, 2023

NFID blogs and podcasts

From health disparities to overcoming vaccine hesitancy and increasing vaccination rates, public health thought leaders shared their perspectives with the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) throughout 2022. Read on for highlights of some of the provocative podcast episodes and engaging blog posts still very relevant today …

Infectious IDeas Podcast

Downloaded in more than 30 countries, the NFID Infectious IDeas podcast series features inspiring leaders and pioneers in the field:

  • In the inaugural episode, NFID Immediate Past-President Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, MD, discussed life-saving benefits of vaccines, public health challenges that keep her awake at night, and the vaccine myth that she would most like to bust …
  • NFID Vice President Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, shared predictions for the current influenza (flu) season, described how the COVID-19 pandemic catapulted new vaccine technologies, and shared thoughts about the politicization of vaccine science …
  • NFID President Patricia (Patsy) A. Stinchfield, RN, MS, CPNP, shared insights on storytelling and effectively responding to parent and patient concerns about vaccines to protect against COVID-19, measles, and other preventable diseases …
  • Paul A. Offit, MD, internationally renowned scientist and public health advisor, discussed the humble heroes who inspired him, along with his insights on mixing politics and public health—for better or for worse. The myth he most wants to bust may surprise you …
  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, renowned scientist, advisor to 7 US Presidents, and widely known as “the nation’s top infectious disease doctor,” reflected on his decades-long career overseeing US research efforts from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19 and more …
  • Stanley A. Plotkin, MD, a preeminent scientist who literally wrote the book on vaccines, was featured in the most recent episode, recalling the history of his work on life-saving vaccines for rubella and rotavirus, and discussing his predictions for the future …

Be sure to catch up on all 6 episodes before the next episode (with another special guest) drops on February 1, 2023!

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Top 5 Guest Blog Posts

Top 5 Guest Blogs in 2022Guest authors shared their perspectives through informative blog posts throughout the year, including the 5 most read guest posts in 2022:

  1. 5 Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic, NFID Immediate Past-President Joseph A. Bocchini, Jr., MD, Willis-Knighton Health System
  2. It’s Not Too Late To #FightFlu, José R. Romero, MD, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  3. Many US Adults Are Not Fully Protected against Hepatitis B, Michaela Jackson, MPH, MS, Hepatitis B Foundation
  4. Disparities in Flu Vaccination Coverage Are Cause for Concern, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
  5. Teamwork Is the Dreamwork (in Increasing Vaccination Rates), Christy Morehouse and Jeni Obenrader, PharmD, Premier Medical Associates

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