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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA experts available to discuss various topics related to novel coronavirus outbreak

Newswise — News about the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) continues to develop rapidly as the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China, in late 2019 spreads to other parts of the globe.

Jeffrey Klausner, MD, is a clinical professor in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an expert on prevention strategies related to the spread of infectious diseases. He is also an epidemiologist at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Klausner is a frequent advisor to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.

Anne W. Rimoin, PhD, MPH is a professor in the department of epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the infectious disease division at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Rimoin has worked internationally, including in Africa, on emerging infectious diseases. She is available to speak about emerging infectious diseases, global health, disease surveillance, immunization and the current novel coronavirus outbreak.

Lisa Dabby, MD, is an emergency department physician at the Nethercutt Emergency Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Having treated hundreds of children and adults with flu symptoms during a decade in the emergency department, she is available to speak about when patients should visit the emergency room and common concerns and questions that patients have about infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus.

Robert J. Kim-Farley, MD, is a professor of both epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the former director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Dr. Kim-Farley is available to speak about international public health, health policy and preparation, and the response to public health situations, including the current novel coronavirus outbreak.

For an interview with any of these experts, please contact [email protected] or Brad Smith, of the Fielding School of Public Health, at [email protected]

 




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Released: 11-May-2021 3:55 PM EDT
Pregnant Women Hospitalized for Covid-19 Infection Do Not Face Increased Risk of Death
University of Maryland Medical Center

Pregnant women who develop severe COVID-19 infections that require hospitalization for pneumonia and other complications may not be more likely to die from these infections than non-pregnant women. In fact, they may have significantly lower death rates than their non-pregnant counterparts.

Released: 11-May-2021 3:45 PM EDT
This stinks: New research finds sense of smell and pneumonia linked
Michigan State University

An acute loss of smell is one of the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but for two decades it has been linked to other maladies among them Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Now, a poor sense of smell may signify a higher risk of pneumonia in older adults, says a team of Michigan State University researchers.

Released: 11-May-2021 3:15 PM EDT
How to predict severe influenza in hospitalised patients
University of Melbourne

Published today in Nature Communications, the team from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), Alfred Health and Monash University sought to understand which patients would recover quickly from influenza and which would become severely ill.

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Released: 11-May-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Five benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

UAB experts explain some of the benefits of getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Newswise: Covid-19 Alters Gray Matter Volume in the Brain, New Study Shows
Released: 11-May-2021 2:05 PM EDT
Covid-19 Alters Gray Matter Volume in the Brain, New Study Shows
Georgia Institute of Technology

Study led by researchers at Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology finds lower gray matter volume in the northern region of the brain is associated with a higher level of disability among Covid-19 patients, even six months after hospital discharge.

Released: 11-May-2021 10:15 AM EDT
How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET
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How to Win Over Vaccine Skeptics: Live Expert Panel for May 20, 3pm ET

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Released: 11-May-2021 10:10 AM EDT
Simulating sneezes and coughs to show how COVID-19 spreads
Sandia National Laboratories

Two groups of researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have published papers on the droplets of liquid sprayed by coughs or sneezes and how far they can travel under different conditions. Both teams used Sandia’s decades of experience with advanced computer simulations studying how liquids and gases move for its nuclear stockpile stewardship mission.

Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
COVID-19 Wastewater Testing Proves Effective in New Study
University of Virginia Health System

Wastewater testing is an effective way to identify new cases of COVID-19 in nursing homes and other congregate living settings, and it may be particularly useful for preventing outbreaks in college dormitories, a new University of Virginia study finds.

Newswise: Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to Start Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program
Released: 11-May-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to Start Post-COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program
Hackensack Meridian Health

Mountainside Medical Center will begin a new Post-COVID exercise program designed for those who have had COVID-19 to improve strength, flexibility, endurance and activities of daily living. The program goal is to improve quality of life and promote lifestyle changes through education and exercise.


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