Category: Health Care
July 1, 2020 Health Care, News
Elissa Adair ’88 Explores Gun Safety and Suicide in the Age of COVID-19
Elissa Schuler Adair ’88 works with Lines for Life, an organization that promotes mental wellness and suicide prevention. With gun sales rising, in part because of the impact of COVID-19, she recently participated in a project to look at suicide prevention from a gun owner’s perspective.
June 30, 2020 Health Care, Policy
Covid-19 is Exposing Inequalities in Health and Wealth, Deaton Testifies
Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs Emeritus, testified June 23 before the House Budget Committee exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and exacerbating health disparities in America, especially among Black and brown communities.
June 30, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Research, Technology
Switching Gears to Save Lives: Physicists Pause Their Research to Design an Affordable COVID-19 Ventilator
Dark matter physicist Cristian Galbiati describes how he conceived of a “very simple, cheap and effective ventilator” for COVID-19 patients that uses off-the-shelf components — and how his team went from design to production in just six weeks.
June 23, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Celebrating and Serving: The Supreme Court Provides Relief to a DACA Doctor Fighting Coronavirus
Marina Di Bartolo, M.D., ’10, is one of the 27,000 DACA recipients “on the front lines of the front lines” in the COVID crisis. She shares her gripping journey from Venezuela to Princeton to the June 2020 high court ruling that protects DACA — for now.
June 16, 2020 Community, Health Care, Podcasts
Fortifying the Frontlines: A Pop-Up Nonprofit Pays Vulnerable Workers to Feed Hospital Staff
Natalie Guo ’12 took two problems — hungry healthcare professionals and unemployed restaurant employees — and created one solution: Off Their Plate, a donation-funded program paying chefs and shift workers to provide meals to health care staff.
June 16, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Leadership During Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises with Dr. Laura Kahn
World leaders have been tested in their ability to protect their citizens against COVID-19, which has upended nearly every facet of society. Stable leadership is needed now more than ever. Dr. Laura Kahn shares her take on the skills necessary to lead during such uncertain times, which is the subject of her book, “Who’s In Charge? Leadership during Epidemics, Bioterror Attacks, and Other Public Health Crises.”
June 16, 2020 Health Care, News
Colorado Coalition Moves to Protect Homeless During Pandemic
With board chair T.R. Reid ’66 at the helm, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless rented every room in four Denver-area motels and two hotels to assist people who are homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 15, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts
Cutting Through the Noise: A Doctor Takes the Mic for Medicine
Céline Gounder ’97, an infectious diseases specialist and host of the “EPIDEMIC” podcast, knew COVID-19 was poised to cause a pandemic like the U.S. had never seen. Convincing others required her to use an unexpected tool in her medical arsenal: her voice.
June 11, 2020 Community, Health Care, Podcasts
‘We Roar’: Céline Gounder, infectious diseases specialist, to answer COVID-19 questions live on Facebook
Céline Gounder ’97, an infectious diseases specialist and host and producer of the “EPIDEMIC” podcast, will join Princeton University’s “We Roar” podcast at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12, for a Facebook Live event.
June 9, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Intersecting Vulnerabilities: What Lies Behind the Inequities of COVID-19
Historian Keith Wailoo discusses how race, class, urban congestion and a failed public health system have contributed to the extraordinary gulf in coronavirus fatality rates.
June 5, 2020 Community, Health Care
Behavior Scientist Katy Milkman ’04 On Small Ways to Keep COVID at Bay
For Katy Milkman ’04, a professor at Penn’s Wharton School, the virus’s reliance on humans’ social habits opens the door for a behavioral scientist like her to help lessen the toll of the pandemic.
June 1, 2020 Education, Health Care, Policy, Research, Technology
Hisashi Kobayashi *67 Engineers Pandemic Model and Support for Princeton
While on an extended visit to his native Japan due to the global coronavirus pandemic, former dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science Hisashi Kobayashi *67 is developing a mathematical model that he hopes can capture the epidemic’s behavior — for the benefit of all who are tracking the virus.