Mini Medical School 2013

2013: Infectious Diseases

  • October 2: Exotic Infections in Outdoor Idaho | Foodborne Illness

    Thomas Rand

    Tom Rand, MD, PhD
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    Tom Rand, MD, PhD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Boise has worked in Idaho since 1992. In addition to clinical activities typical of an infectious diseases specialist, he provides a primary immune deficiency clinic, supervises health department immunization clinics and the St. Luke’s International Travel and Immunization clinic, and assists public health with communicable disease epidemiology. Dr. Rand is also a WWAMI Elective Clerkship preceptor who teaches our medical students during their Pediatric Infectious Diseases rotation in Boise. Some of the accomplishments he is most proud of are: 
    • Initiated computer registry of immunizations statewide through a governor's taskforce in 1997
    • Established surveillance of respiratory viral infections linked to state chapter AAP website in 1999
    • Assisted with successful legislation that maintained universal purchase of childhood vaccines by the Idaho Immunization Program through assessments on private health insurance plans in addition to VFC in 2010
    • Chaired the first Idaho Immunization Policy Commission established by the legislature in 2010

    Tom Turco

    Tom Turco, MS, REHS

    Tom Turco has been a lecturer in the Department of Community and Environmental Health at Boise State University since the fall of 2011. He had served as an adjunct for 6 years prior to becoming a lecturer.  Tom completed his undergraduate work at University of Idaho in Entomology and his Masters at University of California, Berkeley, also in Entomology with an emphasis on Medical Entomology. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association. In 2005 he retired from the Central District Health Department in Boise, after 34 years of service, where he had served as the Director of Environmental Health for the last 25 years.

  • October 9: Anti-Infective Therapies & Development of Resistance | HIV Update

    Roger Hefflinger

    Roger Hefflinger, PharmD

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    Roger Hefflinger, PharmD., Associate Professor, Idaho State University, Meridian and also faculty at Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. Roger graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy in 1986 then completed a clinical pharmacy residency also at the University of Nebraska.  He joined Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1987 as a Treasure Valley based faculty member and initially had a service commitment to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center providing expertise in Nutritional Support and Intensive Care Unit medicine.  In 1991 he switched service commitment joining the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho (FMRI).  Presently he has a joint affiliation with FMRI and the College of Pharmacy.  FMRI is a 45 resident physician, 40 faculty physician program with an emphasis on training the MD for rural practice.   Dr. Hefflinger has structured his educational experiences to provide pharmacy students and physicians with drug information, pharmaceutical care, and patient management in both the hospital and clinic environments.    His interest areas include Pain, Asthma, CAD, Infectious disease, HIV, pharmacy cost containment strategies, and ambulatory medication management issues.  Dr. Hefflinger contributes significantly to the regional continuing educational needs of physicians, pharmacists and mid level practitioners.

    Clay Roscoe Mini Medical School

    Clay Roscoe, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Clay Roscoe graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency training at FMRI. Dr. Roscoe is a member of the FMRI faculty, the director of the FMRI HIV Primary Care Fellowship, and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His clinical practice is based at the Wellness Center, a Ryan White grant-supported HIV clinic system located at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho Emerald clinic site. He has previously worked in Namibia, for the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health as an HIV/TB clinical mentor for the International Training and Education Center on Health, and occasionally returns to Africa for short term work focused on HIV and tuberculosis. Dr. Roscoe also works as a TB consultant for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and is the medical director for the Idaho Health District 4 tuberculosis clinic. His professional interests include HIV primary care, tuberculosis, hepatitis C, refugee health, public health and global health.

  • October 16: Influenza Through the Ages | The Search for Biological and Chemical Weapons in Iraq

    Dr. Christine Hahn

    Dr. Christine Hahn

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    Dr. Christine Han is the State Epidemiologist in the Division of Health at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in Boise. Dr. Hahn attended Medical School at Michigan State University, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic’s Graduate School of Medicine, then completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center. After a 2-year training as an EIS Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she became the Idaho state epidemiologist in 1996; she continues to serve in that capacity. She currently serves as the state’s TB controller and the medical director of the Division of Health and has been Board Certified in Infectious Disease since 1995. 

    Dr. Scott Minnich

    Dr. Scott Minnich

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    Dr. Scott Minnich is a professor of microbiology at the University of Idaho. He received his Ph.D. in Microbiology at Iowa State University (1979).  He pursued postdoctoral studies at Purdue (cloning and function of the Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal toxin which was subsequently used by Monsanto Corporation in their initial plant transformation studies) and Princeton Universities (molecular genetics and molecular biology of Caulobacter crescentus temporal development). Dr. Minnich's present research is centered on the molecular pathogenesis of Gram negative bacteria.  From October 2003 to May 2004, he served as a subject matter expert with the Iraq Survey Group WMD Inspection Team headquartered in Baghdad.  Over the years he has published numerous peer-reviewed publications on these topics in such journals as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Molecular Biology, Journal of Bacteriology, Molecular Microbiology and Infection and Immunity

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  • October 23: Tropical Medicine for the Traveler | Probiotics / Gutbiome

    Ingrid Lundgren, WWAMI Mini-Medical School 2013

    Dr. Ingrid Lundgren

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    Dr. Ingrid Lundgren received her MD degree in 2004 from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN and completed her pediatric residency training in 2007 at The Children’s Hospital/University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver. Dr. Lundgren completed a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington as well as obtained her MPH degree in 2011 from University of Washington in Seattle. She is a staff physician at both Saint Alphonsus and St. Luke’s in Boise. Dr. Lundgren is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Lundgren practices at the Infections and Immune Deficiency Clinic, Children’s Specialty Center, St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. 

    Wyatt WWAMI Mini-Medical School 2013

    Dr. Casi Wyatt

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    Dr. Casi Wyatt attended medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine; Midwestern University in Arizona where she graduated in 2003. She then completed her internal medicine residency training in 2007 at the University of Iowa, Department of Internal Medicine and in 2009 completed an infectious diseases fellowship, also at University of Iowa. Dr. Wyatt has practiced at Sawtooth Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases since 2009. Dr. Wyatt has won several awards and honors throughout her medical education. She also teaches family medicine residents during their infectious diseases rotation here in Boise. 

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