COVID-19

December 30, 2020

Dr. Levine discusses COVID long-haulers. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Andrea Levine, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UM School of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist at the University of Maryland Medical Center

December 25, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi and Jacobs discuss mental health issues related to COVID and UMMS initiatives, including the Not All Wounds Are Visible program. (Associated Press)

  • 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
  • Donna Jacobs, Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the University of Maryland Medical System

Hendricks & Dr Henry discuss their experiences getting the COVID vaccine and their personal reasons for getting vaccinated. (Baltimore Times)

  • Sharon Henry, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Surgeon & Director, Division of Wound Healing and Metabolism, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Shawn Hendricks, MSN, RN, Nursing Director of Medicine for Cardiac Services and the Tele-sitter Program at University of Maryland Medical Center

December 22, 2020

Hendricks and Dr. Henry discuss their experiences getting the COVID vaccine and the importance of being vaccinated. (Yahoo! News)

  • Sharon Henry, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Surgeon & Director, Division of Wound Healing and Metabolism, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Shawn Hendricks, MSN, RN, Nursing Director of Medicine for Cardiac Services and the Tele-sitter Program at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Clayborne answers questions from viewers about the COVID vaccine. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician at UM Prince George's Hospital Center

Dr. Clayborne discusses her experiences as a frontline clinician and why she chose to get the COVID vaccine. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician at UM Prince George's Hospital Center

Dr. Laurens explains messenger RNA technology and why individuals cannot contract COVID when getting a vaccine. (STAT News)

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

 


 

December 21, 2020

Dr. Kotloff discusses COVID vaccines. (Maryland Public Television)

  • Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Clayborne discusses her experiences as a frontline clinician and why she chose to get the COVID vaccine. (WRC-TV)

  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine Physician at UM Prince George's Hospital Center

Dr. Chen answers questions about COVID vaccinations, including addressing side effects. (WBAL-TV)

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

Hendricks discusses her experiences and the importance of vaccinations. (WOLB Radio)

  • Shawn Hendricks, MSN, RN, Nursing Director of Medicine for Cardiac Services and the Tele-sitter Program at University of Maryland Medical Center 

December 20, 2020

Dr. Laurens discusses reduced incidence of influenza cases and how this may be impacted by COVID. (FOX45)

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

Solares discusses being among the first UMMS employees to receive the COVID vaccine and the personal connection that her family has with COVID. (WBAL-TV)

  • Daisy Solares, RRT, Respiratory Therapist at the University of Maryland Medical Center

December 19, 2020

Dr. Laurens discusses UMSOM's participation in the Moderna coronavirus clinical trials and the importance of retaining trial participants. (WUSA-TV)

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

Hendricks discusses being among the first UMMS employees to receive the COVID vaccine and the personal connection that her family has with COVID. (WBAL-TV)

  • Shawn Hendricks, MSN, RN, Nursing Director of Medicine for Cardiac Services and the Tele-sitter Program at University of Maryland Medical Center

December 18, 2020

Dr. Viola discusses the hospital's initiative to treat patients suffering from long-term effects of COVID-19 after receiving treatment in the intensive care unit. (WMAR-TV Midday Maryland)

  • Sara Viola, MD, Critical care physician and lead physician for COVID-19 Recovery Program at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

December 17, 2020

Dr. Chen discusses temporary side effects of COVID vaccines. (AARP)

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

December 16, 2020

Dr. Laurens discusses the Moderna COVID vaccine and benefits of getting vaccinated. (WJZ-TV)

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

Smialkowski discusses her experience as one of the hospital's first frontline workers to receive the COVID vaccine. (The Catholic Review)

  • Shelley Smialkowski, RN, Emergency Department Nurse at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

Dr. Prendergast discusses how clinicians can use telehealth initiatives to provide care for diabetes patients during the pandemic. (Medical Economics)

  • Kathleen Prendergast, MD, Chair of Endocrinology, Medical Director, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Chen discusses the Moderna COVID vaccine and the pending FDA emergency use authorization process. (WTOP)

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

December 15, 2020

Hendricks and Dr. Henry discuss their experience with the COVID vaccine and COVID issues in the African-American community. (WEAA Radio)

  • Sharon Henry, MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Surgeon & Director, Division of Wound Healing and Metabolism, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
  • Shawn Hendricks, MSN, RN, Nursing Director of Medicine for Cardiac Services and the Tele-sitter Program at University of Maryland Medical Center

Hendricks discusses her experiences as the first UMMC staff member to get the COVID vaccine. (CNN)

  • Shawn Hendricks, MSN, RN, Nursing Director of Medicine for Cardiac Services and the Tele-sitter Program at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Winters discusses his experience as one of the first in Maryland to get a COVID vaccine. (Carroll County Times)

  • Michael Winters, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine & Vice Chair for Clinical and Administrative Affairs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Physician in the UMMC Adult Emergency Department

Dr. Marcozzi discusses a wide range of COVID issues including hospital preparations, current state of the pandemic, CDC guidelines, testing and vaccinations. (101.9 FM / Spotlight on Maryland)

  • 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

Tuggle discusses implementation of the vaccine rollout at UMMS. (WYPR)

  • Gary Tuggle, Deputy COVID Incident Commander for UMMS

December 14, 2020

Dr. Kotloff discusses myths and misconceptions about COVID vaccines. (WJZ-TV)

  • Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Dubin discusses people can avoid touching their face during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wall Street Journal)

  • Hinda Dubin, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UM School of Medicine

December 13, 2020

Dr. Laurens discusses safety of the COVID vaccine and the need for individuals to receive both doses to ensure efficacy. (FOX45)

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

December 11, 2020

Tuggle discusses the System's preparations for administering the COVID vaccine to frontline healthcare workers. Media Coverage includes WJZ-TVWJLA-TV and WRC-TV.

  • Gary Tuggle, Deputy COVID Incident Commander for UMMS

Dr. Gallo discusses the nation's rollout of COVID vaccines. (Bloomberg TV)

  • Robert Gallo, MD, Co-founder and scientific director of the Global Virus Network, Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

December 10, 2020

Dr. Chen discusses which healthcare workers are prioritized for the initial distribution of the COVID vaccines. (WJZ-TV)

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

Doyle discusses record hospitalizations in Maryland for COVID and how hospitals are coping. (WJZ-TV)

  • Karen Doyle, DNP, MBA, RN, UMMC's COVID-19 Response Co-Incident Commander

Dr. Neuzil answers a series of questions about the COVID vaccines and the vaccination process. (MSN.com)

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

Dr. Cunningham discusses the increased COVID patient volumes and activity at the hospital. (WTOP)

  • Gail Cunningham, MD, Chief Medical Officer at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Dr. Chen discusses unknowns and misinformation about the new COVID-19 vaccines. (WTTG)

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

December 9, 2020

Dr. Kotloff discusses the safety of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. (WJLA-TV)

  • Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Tropical Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Leekha explains details of antigen COVID tests. (WRC - NBC4)

  • Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at University of Maryland Medical Center

December 8, 2020

Dr. Suntha discusses the organization's role in partnering with community leaders and the business community for education on the importance of COVID vaccination. (Baltimore Business Journal)

  • Mohan Suntha, MD, President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System

December 7, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi discusses updates on COVID, including how the System is responding to the fall patient surge and potential transmission for the virus during the colder winter months and the December holidays. (Maryland Public Television)

  • 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

December 6, 2020

Dr. Scalea discusses how Maryland is using the trauma care model to manage patient surge and transfers across hospitals during the COVID pandemic. (Washington Post)

  • 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

December 5, 2020

Dr. Neuzil discusses how side effects being reported from COVID vaccines are appropriate reactions. (Very Well Health)

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

Dr. Schrank discusses increasing Maryland COVID infection numbers and how the Thanksgiving holiday may have increased transmissions across the country. (WJZ-TV)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, University of Maryland Medical Center COVID-19 Response Co-Incident Commander, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine 

December 3, 2020

Three healthcare staff on the frontlines of the University of Maryland Medical System's response to COVID-19 are profiled in this Baltimore Sun story: Allie Cavey, a nurse at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center; Carl Mouzon, a psychiatric nurse at UM St. Joseph Medical Center, and Vikram Gunnala, MD, a physician at UM Prince George's Hospital Center. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Allie Cavey, Nurse, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Carl Mouzon, Psychiatric nurse, UM St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Vikram Gunnala, MD, a physician at UM Prince George's Hospital Center"

Richardson discusses UM Prince George's Hospital Center's response to the COVID pandemic. (Washington Business Journal)

  • Nat Richardson, President & CEO at UM Capital Region Health

Dr. Chen discusses expected efficacy and dosing for COVID vaccines. (Rolling Stone)

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

Dr. Schrank & Doyle discuss the new Modular Care Unit designed to manage patient surge at UMMC. (WYPR - Daily Dose Podcast)

  • Greg Schrank, MD, MPH, University of Maryland Medical Center COVID-19 Response Co-Incident Commander, Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 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

Tuggle discusses logistics of organizing vaccinations for System employees. (The Daily Record)

  • Gary Tuggle, Deputy COVID-19 Incident Commander at the University of Maryland Medical System

Dr. Wright discusses updates on the COVID response at UM Prince George's Hospital Center. (FOX 5 DC)

  • Joseph Wright, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at University of Maryland Capital Region Health

December 2, 2020

Dr. Neuzil discusses the Emergency Use authorization process in the United States and the United Kingdom for COVID vaccines. (WJLA-TV)

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

December 1, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi addresses the importance of individuals not delaying seeking medical care during the pandemic. (Maryland Matters)

  • 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