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Jessica Justman, MD, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at Columbia, says vaccinated people still need to take some precautions for now.
People who took statins to lower cholesterol were about 50% less likely to die if hospitalized for COVID-19, a retrospective study by Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians has found.
Spread of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant in the New York City region that shares worrisome similarities with other recent variants has been identified by scientists at Columbia University.
Years before COVID-19, Columbia began laying the groundwork for this month’s symposium on vaccines and pandemic preparedness.
- 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.
- May 1, 2020
Along with staffing hotlines and administering temperature checks, students offer patients a hand to hold, a chance to talk, and more.