COVID-19

Throughout the course of this pandemic, the experts at University of Maryland Medical System have been the source for hundreds of news stories on topics ranging from prevention and treatment to research and vaccine.

September 28, 2021

Dr. Moser urges vigilance for chronic conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to dispel myths about unproven treatments. (Southern Maryland News)

  • Joseph Moser, MD, Chief Medical Officer at UM Charles Regional Medical Center

Stever considers the post-pandemic role of remote work and how it may influence how offices are laid out. (Health Facilities Management Magazine)

  • Richie Stever, CHFM, Vice President of real estate and property management at University of Maryland Medical System

In his role as a member of a CDC advisory panel, Dr. Chen said Americans should be eligible for COVID-19 booster shots regardless of the manufacturer of their original two shots. (Advisory Board)

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

September 27, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi discusses developments in the fight against COVID-19, including who should get booster shots. (MPT)

  • 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 Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Schrank helps clarify issues facing the COVID booster shot rollout. (WBAL-TV)

  • Gregory Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

September 26, 2021

Dr. Schrank discusses COVID-19 updates, including booster vaccines and targeted populations. (WBAL-TV)

  • Gregory Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Schrank discusses misinformation about treatments for COVID, including inhaling hydrogen peroxide through a nebulizer. (USA Today)

  • Gregory Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

September 24, 2021

Dr. Coffey explains PCR Covid testing compared to rapid testing. (WBFF-TV)

  • KC Coffey, MD, MPH, Assistant professor in the Division of Genomic Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes within the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the UM School of Medicine, Epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

Pfizer says its COVID vaccine is safe and works well in young kids. So what's next? (The Baltimore Sun)

  • James Campbell, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

September 20, 2021

Dr. Klein highlights the System's herculean COVID-19 vaccination efforts. (Becker's Hospital Review)

  • Joel Klein, MD, Senior Vice President and CIO of University of Maryland Medical System

September 18, 2021

UMMS hosted a vaccination clinic with a Baltimore church. (WJZ-TV)

  • Rebecca Carter, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

Gina Degreenia talks about the stress placed on respiratory therapists during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Washington Post)

  • Gina Degreenia, RT, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

September 17, 2021

Dr. Clayborne talks about the discussion of COVID-19 booster shots and who might benefit from them. (Yahoo! Finance)

  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, MA, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and emergency physician at UM Capital Region Medical Center

Dr. Amin talks about symptoms doctors are seeing in COVID-19 patients. (Eat This, Not That!)

  • Vinisha Amin, MD, a Hospitalist Physician at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

September 16, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi says the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine for younger children could blunt the impact of a surge in respiratory illnesses among pediatric patients (WBAL-AM)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, UMMS COVID-19 Incident Commander

As Maryland marks 10,000 lost in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Marcozzi thanks health care workers and reflects on the pandemic's continued impact on our daily lives. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • David Marcozzi, MD, UMMS COVID-19 Incident Commander

The research into COVID-19 booster shots continues as the debate becomes more serious. Dr. Neuzil says a Friday FDA hearing won't be the end of it. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Director of the UM School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Speaking with a local government podcast, Grimes talks about the state of Charles County's fight against COVID-19. (Charles County Government)

  • Bill Grimes, Vice President of Ancillary Services and COVID-19 Incident Commander at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

September 15, 2021

The University of Maryland Children's Hospital is preparing for an influx of patients suffering not just from COVID-19 but other respiratory illnesses. (WJLA)

  • Jason Custer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

After suffering complications of COVID-19 Florida man underwent a double lung transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is now urging others to get vaccinated. (WBAL-TV)

  • Robert Reed, MD, Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and Medical Director of the Lung Transplant program at the University of Maryland Medical Center

September 14, 2021

Dr. Lyke talked about research into COVID-19 booster shots. (WRC)

  • Kirsten Lyke, MD, Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine

September 13, 2021

Dr. Laurens talks about the use of rapid tests to prevent COVID-19 spread in schools. (WTOP)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases pediatrician at the University of Maryland Children's Hospital

September 10, 2021

Dr. Schrank casts doubt on dubious Facebook posts touting purported ways to prevent COVID-19. (AFP)

  • Gregory Schrank, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and an infectious diseases physician and epidemiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

Grimes says unvaccinated people account for most of those in intensive care for COVID-19. (Southern Maryland News)

  • Bill Grimes, Vice President of Ancillary Services and COVID-19 Incident Commander at the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

September 8, 2021

Dr. Huffner says the FDA's full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine could help convince skeptics that the vaccines are safe. (Easton Star Democrat)

  • William Huffner, MD, Chief Medical Officer of University of Maryland Shore Regional Health

Dr. D'Adamo says studies point to the potential of quercetin as a COVID-19 treatment, though more data is needed. (USA Today)

  • Chris D'Adamo, PhD, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine

Dr. Neuzil assures Americans about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. (Yahoo!)

  • Kathleen Neuzil, MD, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Dr. Huffner discusses the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and how it could lead to higher vaccination rates. (Star Democrat)

  • William Huffner, MD, Chief Medical Officer at UM Shore Regional Health

September 7, 2021

Dr. Levine talks about the opening of the post-COVID care clinic at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown campus. (Daily Record)

  • Andrea Levine, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, pulmonologist, critical care physician

Dr. Laurens points out inequities in access to the CDC's v-safe reporting tool, which is used to report any side effects experienced after vaccination for COVID-19. (Kaiser Health News)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, UM School of Medicine; Infectious Disease Pediatrician, University of Maryland Children's Hospital

September 6, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi provides COVID-related health tips and suggestions for people traveling during the Labor Day holiday. (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 Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

September 5, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi provides COVID-related health tips and suggestions for people traveling during the Labor Day holiday. (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 Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

September 3, 2021

Dr. Berry discusses how masks help with mitigation and prevention for COVID-19 transmission. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Andrea Berry, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UM School of Medicine

September 2, 2021

Dr. Marcozzi discusses COVID precaution tips for individuals during the Labor Day travel time. Media coverage includes WBAL-TV and WBAL 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 Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Suntha discussed the impacts of COVID and the flu occurring at the same time this fall. (Baltimore Sun)

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