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New genetic and patient analyses suggest severe COVID is linked to overactive complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches, and excess blood clotting.
Googling for financial issues and disaster help rose sharply early in the COVID-19 pandemic and may portend a future increase in suicides, Columbia researchers found.
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- May 15, 2020
Columbia University's new "COVID-19 Trial Finder" is a simplified method for patients, clinicians, and healthy volunteers to find appropriate COVID clinical trials near their home.
- May 14, 2020
Along with video conferencing for classes, Columbia's College of Dental Medicine is introducing students to telehealth and utilizing new software to educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- May 13, 2020
Eighty-eight members of the VP&S Class of 2020 who graduated early on April 15 now work to support health care workers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital before moving on to residencies this summer.
- May 10, 2020
Columbia transplant surgeon Tomoaki Kato, MD, who is recovering from coronavirus after being on a ventilator for two weeks, made a special appearance at a concert, shared virtually across CUIMC.
- May 8, 2020
For new mothers with COVID-19 who delivered at Columbia, the clinic offers telemedicine and safe care for newborns in the first week of life, regardless of the mother’s health insurance status.
- May 7, 2020
A study of nearly 1,400 patients with moderate to severe COVID-19 disease found that patients who received the drug did not fare any better than patients who did not receive the drug.
- May 7, 2020
New modeling projections by scientists at the Mailman School of Public Health estimate that COVID-19 cases and deaths will rebound in late May as U.S. states ease stay-at-home orders.
- May 6, 2020
Columbia University has launched the COVID-19 Healthcare Personnel Study to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of hospital workers in New York state.