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COVID-19 and Health Equity: Time to Think Big
Published in NEJM, this perspective article co-authored by UNC School of Medicine’s Seth Berkowitz, MD, MPH, and Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, and Boston University’s Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH, recognizes that social policy solutions are needed to advance health equity, along with health policy and individual-level efforts.
Located in News / 2020 / July
Sadeghi Writes Health Affairs Article on Covid-19 Health Disparities
UNC School of Medicine student Nakisa Sadeghi co-authored a Health Affairs blog post, titled, "Addressing Racial Health Disparities In The COVID-19 Pandemic: Immediate And Long-Term Policy Solutions."
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 23
How Do Monoclonal Antibodies Work?
Check out this JAMA Network video on monoclonal antibodies as a potential treatment for patients with COVID-19, featuring Myron Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, and Francis Collins, MD, PhD, director of the National Institutes of Health.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / July 2
National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars
Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.
Located in News / 2020 / June
UNC Health Eases Visitor Restrictions for Triangle
Patients at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX and Johnston Health will be allowed one visitor
Located in News / 2020 / June
Learning to Treat COVID-19 — Clinical Trials and Developing Therapeutics During a Pandemic
The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine are sponsoring a webinar series exploring the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. UNC School of Medicine's Myron Cohen, MD, is part of an expert panel June 24.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 18
UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test
UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, and Prem Lakshmanane, PhD, and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past and recent COVID-19 infections and possibly used to identify asymptomatic virus infection and the level of immunity in individuals.
Located in News / 2020 / June
Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response
This Nature Medicine Comment argues that Africa is well-equipped to prevent the continent from becoming the next COVID-19 hot spot. Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, is a co-author of the article.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
Three Teams Received Emerging Challenges Grants to Combat COVID-19
The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS awarded pilot funding to three teams for the 2020 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards in a call highlighting research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / June 11
UNC Researchers Collaborate on Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on People with Eating Disorders
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) is leading a study with Christine Peat, PhD, director of the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), to characterize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with eating disorders. Preliminary data from the U.S. and the Netherlands are being published to share with clinicians and caregivers to provide a roadmap forward as the pandemic evolves.
Located in News / 2020 / June