COVID-19

November 24, 2020

Dr. Wright discusses how UM Prince George's Hospital Center and UM Laurel Medical Center are prepared to address the COVID-19 patient surge and potential for additional patients after the Thanksgiving holiday. (WUSA-TV)

  • Joseph Wright, MD, Chief Medical Officer at UM Prince George's Hospital Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the potential of a COVID-19 patient surge after Thanksgiving if individuals don't abide by public health guidance regarding travel. (WJZ-TV)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Chen discusses the state's COVID Alert app and the science behind contact tracing as a public health tool. (Capital News Service)

  • Wilbur Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Stiles is interviewed for a story highlighting the work of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital and Lord Baltimore Hotel in coordinating care for COVID-19 patients. (WBAL-TV)

  • Cheryl Stiles, BSN, Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services, Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital

November 21, 2020

Dr. Lyke discusses why having a healthy immune system won't necessarily result in a lower risk for an individual getting COVID-19. (Livestrong.com)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

November 20, 2020

Dr. Scalea discusses how the state’s trauma system will be a useful model for managing patient surge during COVID. (Maryland Public Television)

  • Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and System Chief for Critical Care Services, University of Maryland Medical System

November 19, 2020

Dr. Callahan discusses COVID-19 testing and the expansion of services at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. Media Coverage includes WBAL 1090AM Radio and Baltimore Sun.

  • Charles Callahan, DO, Vice President of Population Health at UMMC, Co-Director of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital

Doyle discusses the modular ICU unit that has been built to accommodate possible patient surge at UMMC. (Baltimore Business Journal)

  • Karen Doyle, RN, Senior Vice President Nursing & Operations at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, COVID-19 Incident Commander at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 18, 2020

Dr. Moser discusses tips for a safe Thanksgiving holiday observance during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Southern Maryland News)

  • Joseph Moser, MD, Chief Medical Officer at UM CRMC

Dr. Lyke discusses early results from phase 1 and 2 clinical trials in China of a possible coronavirus vaccine candidate. (National Public Radio)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. McArthur discusses the safety of vaccine clinical trials and the need for people in under-represented groups to volunteer for trials. (WJZ-TV)

  • Monica McArthur, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

November 15, 2020

Dr. Callahan discusses the work of the BCCFH and the record number of COVID-19 tests administered by Field Hospital staff. (WMAR-TV)

  • Chuck Callahan, DO, Vice President of Population Health at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 14, 2020

Dr. Lyke discusses how long a COVID-19 vaccine may last and whether booster vaccinations may be needed. (Livestrong.com)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Lyke highlights her work on vaccine research and as principal investigator for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine clinical trial underway at UM SOM's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health. (Michigan Daily News)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

November 13, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi addresses the mental health issues connected to the COVID-19 pandemic. (WJLA-TV)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 12, 2020

Dr. Fitzpatrick discusses the experiences of a Pennsylvania school district that has brought students back to classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Washington Post)

  • Meagan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UM School of Medicine

Dr. Neuzil discusses the Pfizer COVID vaccine and logistics for cold storage. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Bands discusses COVID testing offered by UMUCH in Aberdeen. (The Aegis)

  • Vickie Bands, Director of Community Outreach and Health Improvement, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Marcozzi discusses COVID fatigue, mental health issues and how individuals can prepare to safely celebrate the fall and winter holidays. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the latest COVID developments and comments about mental health issues, the holiday season, the importance of masking and testing. (WBAL 1090AM Radio)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 11, 2020

Dr. Scalea discusses how UMMS hospitals are planning for a surge in COVID patients and how the state's trauma care model will be helpful. Media Coverage includes WMAR-ABC2 and WJZ-TV.

  • Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and System Chief for Critical Care Services, University of Maryland Medical System

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the importance of staying physically and mentally healthy during COVID and how UMMS is prepared to respond to a potential surge during the fall and winter. (FOX45 News)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the collaborative approach UMMS is taking in the COVID-19 response across the System. (Baltimore Business Journal)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 10, 2020

Dr. Scalea highlights how the UMMS methods of shifting resources to care for trauma patients can be a model for the state in caring for COVID patients. (Maryland Reporter)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and System Chief for Critical Care Services, University of Maryland Medical System

Dr. Marcozzi discusses trends in the increasing number of COVID patients across Maryland. (WJLA-TV)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 9, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the region's increase in COVID cases and the issue of pandemic fatigue. (DCist.com)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Neuzil discusses the Pfizer clinical trial results showing efficacy of vaccination. Media Coverage includes Maryland Public Television, WBAL-TV and WJZ-TV.

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Marcozzi discussed issues around mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic. (Baltimore Sun)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

November 8, 2020

Dr. Vibhakar discussed the increasing number of COVID-positive patients in Anne Arundel County. (Capital Gazette)

  • Neel Vibhakar, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the University of Maryland Baltimore-Washington Medical Center

November 6, 2020

Dr. Hoover discusses mental health and stress during the COVID pandemic. (WJZ-TV)

  • Sharon Hoover, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Co-Director of the National Center for School Mental Health

November 5, 2020

Dr. Amin discusses a COVID study of grocery store workers, explaining asymptomatic disease carriers and offering tips to protect retail workers and the public. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Vinisha Amin, MD, Hospital Medicine Physician at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

November 4, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi discusses planning for a COVID surge in Maryland. (WYPR "Daily Dose" Podcast)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Rivera discusses processes put in place during COVID to address workflow changes and ensure patient safety. (Infectious Disease)

  • Glorimar Rivera, PharmD, Clinical pharmacist at University of Maryland Medical Center

November 3, 2020

Dr. Laurens discusses the University of Maryland School of Medicine's participation in developing the Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccine. (FOX45 News)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD MPH, Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

November 2, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi discusses steps Maryland hospitals are taking to prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. (WYPR Radio)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, COVID-19 Incident Commander, University of Maryland Medical System, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center