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University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

.@UMiamiHealth pediatrician @LisaGwynn, incoming president of #Florida chapter of the @AmerAcadPeds helped issue new guidance on #reopeningschools calling for safety and science to drive decisions.

Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., is associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Health Sytem, Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) and serves as Medical Director for the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, a program that provides a medical home care to uninsured children, as well as Program Director for the School Health Initiative consisting of nine pediatric clinics in Miami-Dade County schools. She currently sits on the school re-opening advisory committee for Miami-Dade County Public Schools' Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho. 

Dr. Gwynn is currently the vice-president and incoming president of the Florida Chapter for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Gwynn also is the Director of Innovation and Community Engagement for the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of MIami and leads efforts to implement telemedicine programs within the center.  She serves as Associate Division Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at UMMSOM.

Her areas of interest include community pediatrics, telemedicine, school health, advocacy and healthcare delivery in underserved populations. She plays a large role in educating pediatric residents, medical, nursing and public health students on the complexities of caring for immigrant and underserved populations and how the social determinants of health play a large role in the well-being of children. 

Dr. Gwynn is a Certified Physician Executive, Board Certified in Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She remains steadfast in serving her community and is a passionate advocate for kids, especially those children who are most marginalized in our society.


She received her medical degree from NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her postgraduate medical training in Pediatrics at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She worked in private practice for 9 years and joined the faculty at UMMSOM in 2010. In 2011, she earned her MBA, with a specialization in Health Sector Management and Policy from the University of Miami School of Business. 


Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A. is an associate professor of clinical pediatrics and public health sciences at the University of Miami Health System and director of the Pediatric Mobile Clinic and the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Miami-Dade Public School Health Initiative.She is also part of the advisory council on the reopening of schools for Miami-Dade County Public School Superintendent, Alberto Carvalho. 



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Newswise: Covid-19 Interventions Can Cut Virus Infections, Severe Outcomes, and Healthcare Needs
Released: 21-Oct-2020 4:20 PM EDT
Covid-19 Interventions Can Cut Virus Infections, Severe Outcomes, and Healthcare Needs
Georgia Institute of Technology

Non-pharmaceutical interventions such as voluntary shelter-in-place, quarantines, and other steps taken to control the SARS-CoV-2 virus can reduce the peak number of infections, daily infection rates, cumulative infections, and overall deaths, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:55 PM EDT
Viral Facebook image does not show a coronavirus testing patent was submitted in 2015

A post of an image showing "evidence" of a patent application for a novel coronavirus test in 2015 by a person named Richard A. Rothschild was shared by hundreds of users. This claim is false. The image shows a supplemental application that was filed in 2020 following the submission of another patent application in 2015 that was not related to the coronavirus. A spokesperson for the financial services firm Rothschild & Co. said the patent’s applicant had no link to the company.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:40 PM EDT
Pastoral care shown to support older people at risk from COVID-19
Staffordshire University

Volunteers from the Catholic Church in Brazil helped to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 among the elderly, a new study shows.

Newswise: UH Implements Virtual Waiting Room for Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:30 PM EDT
UH Implements Virtual Waiting Room for Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

UH has implemented PatientTrak, a virtual waiting room that enables the patient to communicate effectively with staff so they can arrive at their appointment on time while avoiding an in-person waiting room.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Mass screening method could slash COVID-19 testing costs, trial finds
University of Edinburgh

Using a new mathematical approach to screen large groups for Covid-19 could be around 20 times cheaper than individual testing, a study suggests.

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Released: 21-Oct-2020 2:45 PM EDT
Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources
University of California, Riverside

People have different susceptibilities to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop varying degrees of fever, fatigue, and breathing problems -- common symptoms of the illness. What might explain this variation?

Released: 21-Oct-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Hospitals Leaned Toward Strict COVID-19 NICU Policies Despite Low Prevalence of Infection, New Study Finds
George Washington University

Two studies examining the impact of COVID-19 on neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) found the prevalence of COVID-19 in NICU infants is low, yet many hospitals at the start of the pandemic put in place strict parental visitation policies and scaled back NICU services such as lactation support and therapy.

Newswise: Tracking the SARS-CoV-2 Virus with Genome Sequencing
Released: 21-Oct-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Tracking the SARS-CoV-2 Virus with Genome Sequencing
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Dirk Dittmer, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology at the UNC School of Medicine, is tracking the virus that causes COVID-19 by sequencing the genome of virus samples collected from diagnostic testing. Using next generation sequencing on SARS-CoV-2 will help accurately diagnose the novel coronavirus, identify mutations and track its history.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Study assessing how early childhood educators spend time away from students
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Much attention is paid to the work early childhood teachers do in the classroom, but their tasks away from their students can be just as essential to children’s learning and development.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Rutgers Pediatricians Sound Alarm on Decreased Flu Vaccinations, Immunizations for Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Two Rutgers New Jersey Medical School pediatricians discuss the importance of keeping children and adults up to date with immunizations during the coronavirus crisis.

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