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Columbia University bioethicist Maya Sabatello says a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is needed to confront the structural racism in health care (and society) highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cancer patients are especially vulnerable to COVID and would benefit from the protection the vaccine offers, says Gary Schwartz, MD, deputy director of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A strategic decision-making and team-building exercise for hospital executives—developed at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health—now includes a simulated pandemic.
Viral load, the amount of virus detected in a PCR nasal swab, can be used to predict patient outcomes and guide quarantine decisions, Daniel Griffin says.
- April 11, 2020
CovidWatcher—a new app from Columbia University researchers—will track COVID-19’s impact on New York City neighborhoods in real time and fill in critical gaps in knowledge of the disease.
- April 10, 2020
A field hospital for patients with mild COVID-19 symptoms will open at Columbia’s Baker Athletics Complex at 218th Street adjacent to the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital in northern Manhattan.
- April 8, 2020
CopeColumbia provides faculty and staff with support services and guidance for stress management, psychological support, and emotional fatigue arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- April 8, 2020
Aggressive social distancing and hospital preparations are needed to prevent more illness and death, even in counties with few COVID-19 cases, a study led by Columbia researchers has found.
- April 7, 2020
Approximately 1,000 COVID-19 tests are now being processed each day to determine if a person is currently infected, along with about 50 tests a day to look for antibodies in people who have recovered.
- April 4, 2020
Columbia engineers, in collaboration with CUIMC and NewYork-Presbyterian, created a face shield design that can be die cut for less than $1 per shield, made in seconds, and is easy to assemble.
- April 3, 2020
Scientists at Columbia's Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center are using technologies developed to study cancer to look for drugs to treat COVID-19 and disarm the virus.
- April 1, 2020
Columbia doctors developed a protocol for treating two COVID-19 patients with a single ventilator.
- March 31, 2020
Columbia has established a COVID-19 Biobank to collect and disseminate biological specimens and clinical data for researchers at Columbia University and elsewhere.