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Columbia University COVID researchers are working to improve coronavirus testing, find new antivirals, and develop new ways to prevent transmission.
A new nationwide study of more than 50,000 individuals—coordinated by Columbia researchers—is now underway to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19.
A nasal spray created by Columbia researchers prevented transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the spray could also prevent transmission of the coronavirus in people.
- 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.
- May 1, 2020
Along with staffing hotlines and administering temperature checks, students offer patients a hand to hold, a chance to talk, and more.
- April 30, 2020
Severe viral infections and critical illnesses can lead to blood clots that travel to the lungs, heart, or brain, but the danger may be even greater for COVID-19 patients.