College move-in, fined to resign, testing goals: News from around our 50 states
“We’re going to need to have some investments in our schools … we teachers can’t do it all by ourselves,” said Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten Vermund during a discussion of reopening Rhode Island schools.Source: USA Today
$15M NIDA Grant Awarded to Serena Spudich, Mark Gerstein, and Yuval Kluger
Principal Investigators Serena Spudich, MD, MA (Neurology), Mark Gerstein, PhD (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), and Yuval Kluger, PhD (Pathology) were recently awarded a $15 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to establish a Data Center to coordinate, analyze, and make accessible single-cell and other molecular data sets generated by Single-Cell Opioid Responses in the Context of HIV (SCORCH) and other NIDA-funded HIV and substance use disorder projects.
YSPH Statement Regarding Hydroxychloroquine
Dr. Harvey Risch is a distinguished cancer epidemiologist who has opined on the topic of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and COVID-19 out-patient therapy. He has written a review article in the American Journal of Epidemiology that cites evidence that he believes supports HCQ use for out-patient infection with SARS-CoV-2. Studies that indicate no effect or harmful effects, Dr. Risch believes, enrolled patients too sick to benefit from HCQ.
A Call for More COVID-19 Vaccine Funding, and Praise for Yale's Achievements
On July 24, United States Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) highlighted research conducted at Yale School of Medicine and urged his Senate colleagues to approve more federal funding for development and distribution of vaccines to halt the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Dreams? Here’s What They Mean
While dreams alone aren’t necessarily a reason to seek professional help, Yale Medicine providers suggest that those who are concerned about a larger issue related to anxiety should talk to a mental health professional or sleep specialist who can make a comprehensive assessment.Source: Yale Medicine
Florida teachers union sues over return to in-person classes, as debate over school during the pandemic intensifies
Florida’s largest teachers union sued top state officials Monday over an order mandating a return of in-person schooling, drawing the courts into an increasingly politicized nationwide debate over when and how kids can return to class amid the coronavirus pandemic.Source: The Washington Post
What Do We Know About Children and COVID-19?
Medscape asked five experts in pediatric infectious disease, including Thomas Murray, MD, PhD, an associate professor in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, who consult at the local, state, and national levels about their thoughts on sending children to school and daycare and what best practices might be.Source: Medscape
Two YSM Students Advocate for Teaching "How to Learn" in Preclinical Education
“Medical students today face the unique challenge of having to learn an unprecedented amount of medical information in an increasingly limited amount of time. Medical texts and review books for high-stakes certification examinations increase in length every year.
Virus Turns Up Pressure On Medical-Legal Partnerships
Medical-legal partnerships, or MLPs, like the one that helped Kelly embed attorneys on the health care teams of low-income patients. The goal is to promote patients' health by ensuring they get help with the legal problems that often result from or even cause their health issues, according to Ellen Lawton, co-director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership.Source: Law 360
Is classroom teaching advisable during COVID-19? With precautions, absolutely
Some might say that I am the quintessential academic who should teach online or perhaps retire at this historic and worrisome juncture. I am 66-years old who recently underwent surgery for early melanoma and was hospitalized six months ago with sepsis, a serious bacterial infection.Source: CT Mirror
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to Covid-19 isn’t the mystery it’s made out to be
As a physician taking care of hospitalized Covid-19 patients, I had very nearly become immune to the sickening sensation provoked by new, invariably frightening information about this disease. But as a parent, when I saw the first reports of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, the pit in my stomach churned with new ferocity: “15 Children Are Hospitalized With Mysterious Illness Possibly Tied to Covid-19” read the headline in the New York Times.Source: STAT News
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Related to Covid-19 Isn’t the Mystery It’s Made Out to Be
Just because some of the features are more or less prominent across the age spectrum does not make Covid-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children separate disease entities. It means that children are physiologically different from adults, which we already knew.Source: STAT