Category: Health Care
April 30, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Politics & Polls #183: Economic Inequality and Covid-19 Featuring Sir Angus Deaton
Covid-19 has had a disproportionate impact on at-risk populations, shining the spotlight on economic inequality and instability. Issues such as limited access to health care, unemployment, and financial vulnerability are now driving much of
April 30, 2020 Health Care, Research
MacMillan, Ploss labs to map viral-host interactions for COVID-19
Responding to a challenge that tragic necessity has thrown to countless research labs around the world, a team from the Department of Chemistry will deploy its new cell mapping technology to shed light on the molecular interplay between COVID-19 and its host.The work is out of the research groups of David MacMillan in chemistry and Alexander Ploss in molecular biology.
April 29, 2020 Health Care
Physician Amanda Satterthwaite ’10 Fights Fear In the ICU
Amanda Satterthwaite ’10 describes her experience in one of the busiest VA hospitals in the country, including how it feels to be called a “hero on the front lines.”
April 27, 2020 Community, Health Care, News
An Asian American doctor on the front lines of two wars: Coronavirus and racism
Sojung Yi ’12, an ER physician in San Francisco, recounts her personal experiences with anti-Asian racism as she fights COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Sojung Yi; iStock; Lily illustration)
April 25, 2020 Health Care, News, Technology
Francis Haas *16 steps up, building crucial device to protect hospital workers
When a South Jersey hospital was desperate for intubation boxes to protect its medical staff from COVID-19 infection, Francis “Mac” Haas *16 and three Rowan University seniors answered the call and manufactured dozens of devices to help keep hospitals safe.
April 17, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Policy
Preparing for the Next One: Former Surgeon and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist Lays Out a Plan
Cardiologist and former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist ’74 discusses how we can prepare for the next pandemic and prevent the suffering we’re experiencing today.
April 9, 2020 Health Care, Policy
Love in the time of COVID-19: negligence in the Nicaraguan response
Ben Gallo ’17, a medical student at Brown University, and Brianna Christophers ’17, currently at Weill Cornell Medicine, have co-authored an article in “The Lancet Global Health” outlining the Nicaraguan government’s erratic response to COVID-19. Directly contradicting mitigation strategies recommended by the World Health Organization, President Daniel Ortega has refused to encourage any physical distancing measures. Gallo, Christophers, and their co-authors state that the country’s lack of testing and low numbers of ventilators can cause the already fragile public health infrastructure to collapse under the pressure of widespread infection.
April 9, 2020 Health Care, News, Research, Technology
Particle physicists design simplified ventilator for COVID-19 patients
An international team of particle physicists led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati paused their search for dark matter to focus on the growing demand for ventilators, needed for patients with serious cases of COVID-19. While it may sound odd for a dark matter researcher to have taken up medical manufacturing, it makes more sense when put another way: an expert in constructing sensitive instruments for compressed argon decided to experiment with compressed oxygen and nitrogen. The first 1,000 units will be constructed within the week.
March 27, 2020 Health Care, News
Coronavirus Advice From America’s Foremost Ebola Doctor
Bruce Ribner ’66, a physician who successfully treated multiple Americans with Ebola in 2014 and professor of medicine in Emory University, offers perspective on Covid-19.
March 23, 2020 Community, Health Care
When It’s Safer to Stay Apart
Penned by Jordan Salama ’19, this personal account shares the story of his family leaving New York City, while his father, an infectious disease physician in New York City, stays behind to do his job.
March 20, 2020 Community, Health Care
#TellUsTigers Q&A: Tanesha Brown, nurse manager, University Health Services
Tanesha Brown, the nurse manager at University Health Services, is a critical member of the University’s coronavirus preparedness team, working with a broad range of departments and colleagues across campus. She reflects on addressing the fear of the unknown, how she practices self-care and the most important things she wants people to know during the coronavirus crisis.
March 17, 2020 Education, Health Care, News
University president uses medical degree to help inform university COVID-19 response
University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel ’79 found his background as a medical doctor useful when making tough decisions about the university’s coronavirus response. Read about how he and other university presidents responded.