COVID-19

July 3, 2020

Dr. Amin discusses how people can safely entertain during the Fourth of July and take precautions to guard against COVID. (Jmore Living)

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

Dr. Marcozzi discusses precautions individuals could take to safely enjoy the holiday weekend and guard against COVID transmission. (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

June 30, 2020

Dr. Roghmann authored a commentary discussing how following the "three C's" can help reduce exposure to COVID-19. (US News & World Report)

  • Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Medicine and Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Laurens discusses the role of immunization in stopping the spread of pandemics. (National Geographic)

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

June 29, 2020

Mr. Richardson & Dr. Wright discuss the possibility of a "summer surge" in COVID cases and the importance of patients not delaying care for medical issues. (WHUR Radio)

  • Nathaniel Richardson, Jr., CEO, UM Capital Region Health
  • Dr. Joseph Wright, MD, MPH, Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer at University of Maryland Capital Region Health

Dr. Younus discusses how the world may be dealing with COVID-19 for the next several years. (AAJ Pakistani TV)

  • Faheem Younus, MD, Chief Quality Officer & Chief of Infectious Diseases at UM Upper Chesapeake Health and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Laufer discusses the University of Maryland School of Medicine's participation in a nationwide COVID-19 PEP Study clinical trial. (WTOP Radio)

  • Miriam Laufer, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Wickwire authored an Op-Ed discussing issues around sleep and COVID. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Emerson Wickwire, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director of the Insomnia Program at University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

June 27, 2020

Dr. Clayborne discusses several COVID-19 issues, including new CDC recommendations and the importance of being vigilant wearing masks to help protect against the spread. (CNN)

  • Elizabeth Clayborne, MD, Emergency Medicine physician at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center

Dr. Younus was a panelist discussing why COVID-19 affects children and adults differently. (Al Jazeera - "The Stream")

  • Faheem Younus, MD, Chief Quality Officer & Chief of Infectious Diseases at UM Upper Chesapeake Health and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Schrank discusses the importance of Marylanders remaining vigilant as COVID infections increase in other states. (WMAR-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

June 26, 2020

Dr. Wright discusses the status of COVID-19 patients and response at UM Capital Region Health hospitals and the potential for a surge. (Washington Post)

  • Joseph Wright, MD, Chief Medical Officer, UM Capital Region Health

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the importance of wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID. (Daily Record)

  • 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. Kheirbek discusses how hospital visitor restrictions and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic have changed how we cope with death and grieving the loss of loved ones. (US News & World Report)

  • Raya Kheirbek, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief of Palliative Medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center

June 25, 2020

Dr. Reynolds discusses how at-risk clinicians use the "Fast Freddy" robot for patient care at the University of Maryland Medical Center. (WTOP Radio)

  • Neal Reynolds, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Co-Director, Multi Trauma Intensive Care Unit, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Dr. Sarkar discusses a local family who donated intubation boxes to hospitals including UMMC for use in treating COVID-19 patients. (WMAR-TV)

  • Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief of Vascular Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Amoroso discusses the seasonality of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Brietbart.com)

  • Anthony Amoroso, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief of Clinical Care, UM Institute of Human Virology

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the importance of Marylanders not letting their guard down against COVID as the state reopens. Media coverage includes FOX45 Morning News 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 Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

June 24, 2020

Dr. Gallo discusses the concept of repurposing vaccines as one method of fighting the coronavirus. (New York Times)

  • Robert Gallo, MD, Co-Founder & Director of University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute Of Human Virology

Malinski discusses a relationship she built with a first-time Mom who delivered a baby during the COVID pandemic. (WJZ-TV)

  • Marian Malinski, RN, Nurse educator, UM St. Joseph Medical Center

June 23, 2020

Dr. Chen discusses the importance of vacationers heeding public health messaging about COVID and the possibility of a second wave of disease. (Baltimore Sun)

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

Dr. Chen discusses how individuals can stay safe and what precautions they should take if they visit the beach. (Baltimore Sun)

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

June 21, 2020

Dr. Chen is included in a Father's Day feature highlighting how he is protecting his family against COVID. (National Foundation for Infectious Diseases website)

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

Stever discusses how the Facilities teams prepared UMMS for COVID-19 response. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Richie Stever, Director of Maintenance and Operations at the University of Maryland Medical Center

June 20, 2020

Dr. Lyke discusses risks of a premature endorsement for treatments for COVID-19. (National Public Radio)

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

June 19, 2020

Dr. Wickwire discusses how people could get back to a normal sleeping routine during the pandemic. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Emerson Wickwire, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director of the Insomnia Program at University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

Dr. Chaudhari & Dr. Vesely discuss the importance of not delaying care for medical issues during COVID-19. (DelmarvaNow.com)

  • Chirag Chaudhari, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Mark Vesely, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the UM School of Medicine and interventional cardiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Frieman's work in a UM School of Medicine laboratory studying coronaviruses like COVID is highlighted. (Jmore Living)

  • Matthew Frieman, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

June 18, 2020

Dr. Kaushal discusses a clinical trial to determine whether stem cell therapy can benefit patients with COVID-19. (WRC-TV)

  • Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Cardiac surgeon at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Cullen and Dr. Makhzoumi discuss the impact of COVID on cancer patients. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Kevin J. Cullen, MD, Director, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Zaineb Hassan Makhzoumi, MD, Dermatologic Surgeon & Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Marcozzi authored this Op-Ed highlighting the need to stay vigilant about the danger that COVID poses across our society. (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

Patria & Dr. Dimyan highlight the dedicated COVID unit at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Lori Patria, Director of Therapy Services at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute
  • Michael Dimyan, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director of Spasticity Management and Neurorehabilitation Practice at University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopedic Institute

June 17, 2020

Jacobs discusses the System's Not All Wounds Are Visible Community Conversation on Mental Health, Racism and Racial Trauma event. (FOX45)

  • Donna Jacobs, Esq., Senior Vice President, Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health at the University of Maryland Medical System

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the current state of COVID in Maryland including the measures put forth by the Governor to control the spread and an update on the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. (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 Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center

June 15, 2020

Donna Jacobs and Dr. Cunningham discuss the System's two-part "Not All Wounds Are Visible" Community Conversation webinar on Mental Health, Racism and Racial Trauma. (Maryland Public Television)

  • Donna Jacobs, Esq., Senior Vice President, Government, Regulatory Affairs and Community Health, University of Maryland Medical System
  • Dana Cunningham, PhD, Faculty Consultant, National Center for School Mental Health, UM School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kohr and Hursey discuss their experiences caring for COVID patients. (Carroll County Times)

  • Brian Kohr, Registered Nurse at University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Ryan Hursey, Registered Nurse at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Neuzil discusses challenge trials for a COVID vaccine. (Washington Post)

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

June 13, 2020

Dr. Gallo discusses possible benefits of using polio vaccine in providing temporary protection from COVID-19. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Robert Gallo, MD, Co-Founder & Director of University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute Of Human Virology

Dr. Desai and Dr. Liu discuss high blood pressure medications and COVID-19. (Washington Post)

  • Karan Desai, MD, MPH, Cardiology fellow at University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Stanley Liu, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Cardiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center

June 12, 2020

Dr. Morgan discusses the risks of lifting COVID-19 restrictions. (AARP - Healthy Living)

  • Daniel J. Morgan, MD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

June 11, 2020

Dr. Kottilil discusses if tuberculosis and polio vaccines have any benefits for protecting against COVID-19. (Washington Post)

  • Shyam Kottilil, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Co-Director, IHV Clinical Research Unit and Division Head of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Amin discusses what precautions individuals should take when getting their hair cut at salons and barbershops during the COVID-19 pandemic. (FOX45 Morning News)

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

June 10, 2020

Beeson discusses how the hospital's frontline workers are benefiting from the Building for God Community Foundation's Feed the Front Lines initiative. (WMAR-TV "Midday Maryland")

  • Nicole Beeson, RN, Director of Critical Care Nursing at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Dr. Travassos discusses the spread of COVID-19 in immigrant detention centers. (Healio.com)

  • Mark Travassos, MD, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Pediatrics, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Yost discusses issues around youth athletes returning to sports as COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Kyle Yost, DO, Primary Care Sports Medicine physician, University of Maryland Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Community & Family Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

June 8, 2020

Dr. Chen discusses COVID-19 issues including trends of the disease in Maryland and tips for safe outdoor activities. (Maryland Public Television)

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

Dr. Kaushal discusses a stem cell therapy clinical trial he is leading for critically ill COVID patients. (WJZ-TV)

  • Sunjay Kaushal, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Cardiac Surgeon at University of Maryland Medical Center

June 5, 2020

Dr. Vibhakar discusses COVID-19 issues and racism and health equity as public health issues. (Anne Arundel County Health Department - Facebook)

  • Neel Vibhakar, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Campbell discusses the drug remdesivir for investigational use in coronavirus patients. (WBAL-TV)

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

Dr. Laurens answers questions from viewers discussing various COVID-19 topics. (FOX45 Morning News)

  • Matthew Laurens, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine at UM School of Medicine

In this Op-Ed, Dr. Moser discusses the need for people to seek medical care they need and stressing that hospitals are safe places. (Maryland Independent)

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

Dr. Callahan discusses updates on the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital, where COVID patients are receiving care after being discharged from acute-care hospitals. (Baltimore Sun)

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

June 3, 2020

Dr. Schlesinger discusses how cancer patients are impacted by COVID-19. (WMAR-TV - Midday Maryland)

  • Kimberly W. Schlesinger, MD, Medical Director, UM St. Joseph Medical Center Cancer Institute

Dr. Ginsburg discusses how a friendship dating back several decades to college resulted in a donation of masks to the hospital. (Maryland Independent)

  • Maxwell Ginsburg, MD, Director of Clinical Operations at UM Charles Regional Medical Center

Dr. Fitzpatrick discusses what steps can be taken in the absence of a COVID vaccine, including contact tracing and testing. (VOX.com)

  • Megan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development

June 2, 2020

Olscamp authored a "Thank You" to the community for their support to healthcare workers during the pandemic. (Severna Park Voice)

  • Karen E. Olscamp, President and CEO, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

DeGreenia and George discuss their frontline experiences working as respiratory therapists with COVID-19 patients. (Severna Park Voice)

  • Gina DeGreenia and Tim George, Respiratory Therapists at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses updates on the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. (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

June 1, 2020

Dr. Pan discusses an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 developed by UMSOM scientists that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. (WJZ-TV)

  • Dipanjan Pan, PhD, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Campbell discusses the issue of a reduction in the amount of childhood vaccinations being given during COVID-19. (Baltimore Sun)

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