COVID-19

April 30, 2020

Dr. Ravel discusses his laboratory's use of robotic technology to test for COVID-19. (WYPR)

  • Jacques Ravel, PhD, Associate Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Kotloff discusses clinical trials for remdesivir as a potential treatment for COVID-19. (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. Younus discusses several common symptoms of COVID-19. (Women's Health Magazine)

  • 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

Mr. Kozel recorded this video providing updates on UM SRH's coordinated response to COVID-19 as part of the University of Maryland Medical System. Media coverage includes Star Democrat.

  • Ken Kozel, President & CEO at UM Shore Regional Health

Dr. Frieman discusses repurposing drugs used for other diseases to treat COVID-19. (New York Times)

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

April 29, 2020

Dr. Chaudhari will discuss the decrease in patients, especially cardiac patients, coming to local EDs and why it is important to call 911 and visit your local ED in the case of a medical emergency. (Capital Gazette)

  • Chirag Chaudhari, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Marcozzi discusses why wearing masks should be the "new normal" and part of our daily lives for six months to a year or more, until there's a vaccine. (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

Dr. Neuzil discusses early results of a clinical trial that showed promise for Remdesivir as a treatment for COVID-19. (CNN)

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

Crystal Johnson-Brown discusses UM BWMC's Cards for Patients Campaign (WJZ-TV)

  • Crystal Johnson-Brown, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Gallo discusses potential vaccines and treatments for COVID-19. (C-SPAN)

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

Dr. Pollock discusses the importance of patients not delaying seeking medical care, especially for cardiology related symptoms. (FOX 45 Morning News)

  • Jeremy Pollock, MD, Cardiologist at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

April 28, 2020

Dr. Younus discusses how long Americans may be dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Women's Health Magazine)

  • 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. Younus discusses COVID-19 issues, including the importance for individuals to pay attention to their health during stay-at-home orders. (WBAL Radio)

  • 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. Suntha discusses a public-private partnership to track and share data in Baltimore City as part of the COVID-19 response. (Baltimore Business Journal)

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

April 27, 2020

Mr. Kozel discusses how UM Shore Regional Health is responding to COVID-19. (Chestertown Spy)

  • Ken Kozel, President & CEO at UM Shore Regional Health

Ms. Llewellyn discusses approval by the Maryland Health Care Commission for an increase of 13 inpatient beds at the Crisis Center to increase capacity for a potential patient surge related to COVID-19. (The Aegis)

  • Pam Llewellyn, Interim Executive Director of Behavioral Health at UM Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Neuzil discusses plans for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. (WTTG-TV)

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

Dr. Marcozzi discusses the opening of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital to begin accepting transfers of COVID-19 positive patients. (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

Dr. Callahan discusses the opening of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital to begin accepting transfers of COVID-19 positive patients. (FOX45)

  • Chuck Callahan, DO, Vice President of Population Health at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Co-Director of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital

Dr. Callahan discusses the opening of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital to begin accepting transfers of COVID-19 positive patients. (WJZ-TV)

  • Chuck Callahan, DO, Vice President of Population Health at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Co-Director of the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital

Dr. Pollock discusses the importance of individuals not delaying emergency care and that hospitals remain open and able to care for non COVID-19 patients. (WBAL Radio)

  • Jeremy Pollock, MD, Cardiologist at UM St. Joseph Medical Center

April 25, 2020

Dr. Netzer was interviewed for this story highlighting "Pets on Wheels" doing pet therapy for UMMC staff via Zoom technology. (WRC-TV)

  • Giora Netzer, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UM School of Medicine and Vice President of Patient Experience, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Chen is quoted in this story discussing quarantine fatigue and data showing more Americans are venturing out against stay-at-home orders. (Washington Post)

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

Ms. Vogel highlights the hospital's "Thankful Thursdays" and a donation by a California businessman of 1,000 N-95 masks. (WRC-TV)

  • Susan Vogel, Executive Director of the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation

April 24, 2020

Dr. Smedley discusses the importance of individuals not delaying care for emergency medical treatment not related to COVID-19. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Angela Smedley, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UM School of Medicine and Medical Director, Adult Emergency Department, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Johnson discusses challenges facing labs for operationalizing expanded COVID-19 testing. (Daily Record)

  • Kirstie Johnson, PhD, Professor of Pathology at UM School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Virology Laboratories at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Laufer discusses UM School of Medicine research into possible treatment for COVID-19 and answers viewers questions about the disease. (FOX45)

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

Dr. Laufer discusses a UM School of Medicine research study testing the effectiveness of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for COVID-19. (WJZ-TV)

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

Dr. Neuzil is quoted in this story discussing a UM School of Medicine research study investigating if hydroxychloroquine could help limit the spread of COVID-19 by people who are asymptomatic. (WUSA-TV)

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

Dr. Neuzil discusses how pharmaceutical companies are working on COVID-19 vaccines at an unprecedented speed, even before results of clinical trials are known. (USA Today)

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

April 23, 2020

Dr. Ravel discusses how robotic technology at the UM School of Medicine will increase testing capacity for COVID-19. (WJLA-TV)

  • Jacques Ravel, PhD, Associate Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Neuzil and Dr. Laufer are quoted in this story discussing a UM School of Medicine research study investigating if hydroxychloroquine could help limit the spread of COVID-19 by people who are asymptomatic. (Daily Record)

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

April 22, 2020

UM UCH plans for Aberdeen campus and UCMC expansion approved by MHCC; Havre de Grace reacted by saying the decision should've waited until COVID pandemic ceases. (The Aegis)

  • Lyle Sheldon, FACHE, President & CEO, UM Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Robin Luxon, Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning, Marketing and Business Development at UM Upper Chesapeake Health
  • Pamela Llewellyn, Interim Executive Director of Behavioral Health and Director of Klein Family Harford Crisis Center at UM Upper Chesapeake Health

Havre de Grace gets credit for preventing spread of coronavirus. (Patch.com)

  • 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

Kozel guest authored a commentary piece highlighting the UM Shore Regional Health response to COVID-19. (Star Democrat)

  • Ken Kozel, President & CEO at UM Shore Regional Health

Dr. Younus discusses an update on the state of COVID-19 in Harford County. (Patch.com)

  • 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. Marcozzi's visit to UM Shore Medical Center at Easton to check-in with staff on the frontlines of COVID-19 response is highlighted. (Chestertown Spy)

  • 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
  • Jessica Fluharty, MSN, RN, Director, Critical Care and Emergency Services at UM Shore Regional Health

April 21, 2020

Dr. Laufer discusses a warning by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a possible second wave of COVID-19 later this year. (WTTG-TV)

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

In an Op-Ed, Dr. Gallo discusses the possibility of administering vaccines already used in medicine, such as oral polio vaccine, to build immunity to COVID-19 among individuals. (USA Today)

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

Dr. Frieman discusses potential coronavirus vaccines in research development. (Newsweek)

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

Dr. Chaudhari is interviewed about why individuals covering their face is important during this global pandemic. Media highlights include FOX 45 News and WJZ-TV.

  • Chirag Chaudhari, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Dr. Chaudhari discusses a grassroots community effort to build intubation boxes to help keep health care workers safe. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Chirag Chaudhari, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine at UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

April 20, 2020

Dr. Neuzil and Dr. Chen discuss the research and planning for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Oregon Public Radio)

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

Dr. Suntha is among Baltimore area healthcare and government executives who co-authored this Op-Ed highlighting collaborative efforts underway and planned as part of the region's response to COVID-19. (Baltimore Business Journal)

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

Dr. Frieman discusses research occurring at the University of Maryland School of Medicine into possible Covid-19 drugs and vaccines. (Bloomberg News)

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

Dr. Pimentel discusses the University of Maryland Medical System's ED tele-triage system as part of COVID-19 response. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Laura Pimentel, MD, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine physician at University of Maryland Medical Center

Drs. Vesely, Pollock and Smedley discuss the issue of lower than normal Emergency Department volumes during COVID-19 and the potential for adverse patient outcomes. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Mark Vesely, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine & Cardiologist at University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Jeremy Pollock, MD, Cardiologist, University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Angela Smedley, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine & Medical Director, UMMC Adult Emergency Department

April 19, 2020

Mallonee discusses an emergency certificate of need approved by the Maryland Health Care Commission for additional bed space at the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center due to COVID-19. (Bel Air Patch)

  • Martha Mallonee, Director, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

Dr. Clayborne discusses her experiences during COVID-19 in the Emergency Department at UMPGHC. (CNN)

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

Dr. Ravel discusses how University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers and scientists are working to increase COVID-19 testing capacity, including via the use of robotic technology. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Jacques Ravel, PhD, Associate Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

April 18, 2020

Dr. Hall discusses nurses from around the country who are coming to work at the UM Laurel Medical Center COVID-19 surge site. (WTOP Radio)

  • Trudy Hall, MD, Vice President of Clinical Operations at UM Capital Region Health and Site Executive at UM Laurel Medical Center

Dr. Younus answers questions from viewers about the coronavirus. (FOX News)

  • 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. Neuzil discusses how the emergence of COVID-19 may lead a slowdown in other immunization efforts for diseases such as measles and polio. (Salon.com)

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

April 17, 2020

Dr. Amin is interviewed for a "What Do You Do When" series about how people should proceed with daily tasks such as handling groceries and mail, filling up at gas stations, and taking walks. (FOX45)

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

Rowen highlights a collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Nursing to sew masks for distribution at UMMC. (Baltimore Business Journal)

  • Lisa Rowen, DNSc, RN, CENP, FAAN, Chief Nurse Executive at UMMS and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at UMMC

Dr. Wright discusses the planned opening of the University of Maryland Laurel Medical Center as a COVID-19 surge site. Media highlights include Washington Post and WTOP Radio.

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

Dr. Campbell discusses issues about COVID-19 and children and responds to questions from viewers. (FOX45 Morning News)

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

Dr. Frieman discusses potential coronavirus treatments including chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. (Self.com)

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

April 16, 2020

Noll discusses response and provides tips and strategies for managing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. (WBAL Radio)

  • Connie Noll, DNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Laufer discusses a study by the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health looking at potential benefits of hydroxychloroquine in treating patients with diagnosed COVID-19. (Baltimore Sun)

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

Dr. Schrank discusses what impacts of the coronavirus might be when social distancing restrictions are lifted. (WBAL-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

Dr. Harris discusses the benefits to healthcare systems of having serology tests that would show whether healthcare workers have developed immunity to COVID-19. (USA Today)

  • Anthony Harris, MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Welsh discusses potential impacts of alcohol use by people staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Christopher Welsh, MD, Medical Director of University of Maryland Medical Center Substance Abuse Consultation and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

April 14, 2020

Dr. Gallo discusses the potential of antibody testing as a potential therapy for treating coronavirus patients. (NBC News)

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

Dr. Wright & Ms. Godwin discuss how hospitals are managing a surge in coronavirus patients in Prince George's County. (Washington Post)

  • Joseph Wright, MD, Chief Medical Officer, UM Capital Region Health
  • Min Godwin, Chief Operating Officer (interim), UM Capital Region Health

Dr. Laufer discusses a shortage of chloroquine drugs and their potential use in treating COVID-19 patients. (The Baltimore Sun)

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

April 13, 2020

Dr. Wright discusses how UM Prince George's Hospital Center is managing the patient surge related to COVID-19. (WUSA9)

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

Dr. Frieman discusses research, vaccines, the importance of social distancing and background on the current COVID-19 situation in Maryland. (Maryland Public Television)

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

Dr. Gallo discusses if oral polio vaccine may be an effective therapy for treating COVID-19. (Associated Press)

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

April 12, 2020

Rev. Spacek discusses how the coronavirus affects his work as a chaplain. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Rev. William Spacek, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center

April 11, 2020

Dr. Younus discusses the length of time that individuals may be infectious with COVID-19. (Elite Daily)

  • 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

April 10, 2020

Dr. Younus discusses the potential of infusions of antibody-rich plasma as a possible treatment for coronavirus patients. (FOX News)

  • 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. Gallo discusses the issue of vaccines for COVID-19. (Chicago Tribune)

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

Dr. Wright discusses the impact of COVID-19 in Prince George's County. (WJLA-TV)

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

Dr. Scalea explains how doctors and nurses on the state's clinical strike teams will work in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities as part of a coordinated COVID-19 response. (WBAL-TV)

  • Thomas Scalea, MD, physician-in-chief of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland

Dr. Marcozzi discusses a wide range of COVID-19 issues including preparations for patient surge, testing and response. (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

April 9, 2020

Dr. Younus discusses various COVID-19 issues including the importance of social distancing and "Flattening the Curve." (Newsy)

  • 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. Siegel discusses how artificial intelligence tools may be useful in monitoring COVID-19 disease progression and severity. (Diagnostic Imaging)

  • Eliot L. Siegel, MD, Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Atha discusses how UM Shore Regional Health will use triage tents for patient triage and care at their campuses. (Dorchester Banner)

  • Walter Atha, Regional Director of Emergency Medicine at UM Shore Regional Health

April 8, 2020

Dr. Marcozzi discusses personal protective equipment for front line medical providers and an expected surge in patients. (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

Dr. Jasani discusses his experiences treating patients in UMMC's Emergency Department during the global pandemic. (WDEL Radio)

  • Gregory Jasani, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident at University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Younus discusses steps taken by the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to manage the potential of COVID-19 patient surge. (The Aegis)

  • 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. Younus discusses the unpredictability of the COVID-19 virus and when it might be over. (Women's Health Magazine)

  • 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. Matt Frieman discusses how the coronavirus replicates. (The Atlantic)

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

Dr. Amin discusses the risk of COVID-19 exposure, asymptomatic transmission and self-quarantine. (FOX45 Morning News)

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

The Baltimore Sun highlighted the wedding of University of Maryland Medical Center resident Laura DiChiacchio following social distancing principles during COVID-19. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Laura DiChiacchio, MD, University of Maryland Medical Center

April 7, 2020

Dr. Schrank discusses the epidemiology behind how COVID-19 spreads among a community. (Health.com)

  • 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

Dr. Frieman discusses PrEP studies of malaria drugs as a possible treatment for COVID-19. (Science Magazine)

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

Dr. Gallo discusses comparisons between HIV and coronavirus. (WYPR)

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

Dr. Younus writes about the possibility of infusions of antibody-rich plasma as a treatment for coronavirus. (Washington Post)

  • 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. Younus speaks about COVID vaccines, immunity, what we know about recovery and what people who have had the disease can do for others. (Flatten The Curve Podcast)

  • 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

April 6, 2020

Dr. Schrank discusses the reasons behind UMMS implementing a Universal Masking Policy. (FOX45)

  • 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

Dr. Chen and Dr. Neuzil discuss the three phases of vaccine development and timing for a possible COVID-19 vaccine. Highlights of media coverage include Health Day and Poynter.

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

Dr. Marcozzi discusses tips for how businesses and individuals can be prepared for COVID-19. (The Banking 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

How to help ourselves during times of fear and anxiousness. (Maryland Perspectives with Amelia)

  • Constance Noll, NP, Klein Family Harford Crisis Center

April 5, 2020

Dr. Fitzpatrick discusses how medical systems use data to track COVID-19 and develop projections and plans. (The Baltimore Sun)

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

Dr. Roghmann discusses protective measures for nursing homes ordered by Governor Hogan. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Mohan Suntha, MD, President and CEO of University of Maryland Medical System, is quoted in news coverage about partnerships among government/public and private health care organizations around the COVID-19 response in Baltimore City.

Dr. Amin discusses caring for COVID-19 patients and offers advice for the public. (WBAL-TV)

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

April 3, 2020

Jim Chang and Dr. Hines discuss the benefits of reusable elastomeric respiratory masks and their use at UMMC. (USA Today)

  • Jim Chang, Director of Safety and Environmental Health at University of Maryland Medical Center
  • Stella Hines, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Maryland School of Medicine

April 2, 2020

Mallonee discusses the "Heroes Work Here" signage outside the UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center campus. (The Baltimore sun)

  • Martha Mallonee, Director, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

Story highlights a community-based initiative by the University of Maryland, Baltimore Office of Community Engagement to have children make hand-drawn cards of support for healthcare workers at the University of Maryland Medical Center. (WJZ-TV)

Dr. Neuzil discusses the development of a vaccine for COVID-19. (National Public Radio)

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

Triage Tent Signals Upper Chesapeake Ready For Coronavirus Surge. (Bel Air Patch)

  • Michael Schwartzberg, Media Relations Director for University of Maryland Medical System

Dr. Amin discusses a new CDC report that shows individuals with underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe COVID-19–associated disease. Highlights of media coverage include FOX45 Morning News and WBAL-TV.

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

VEIP facility in Forest Hill opens for physician-approved COVID testing. (The Baltimore Sun)

  • Martha Mallonee, Director of Corporate Communications, Marketing & Public Relations at UM Upper Chesapeake Health

April 1, 2020

Dr. Younus discusses the issue of individuals who may be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus disease. (Huffington Post)

  • 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. Younus contributes to this story about how coronavirus is different than other epidemics throughout history. (Readers Digest)

  • 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

Ward explains how the UM UCH COVID-19 mobile specimen screening operation works at the state's VEIP site in Bel Air. (WBAL-TV)

  • Colin Ward, Vice President, Population Health at UM Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Amin discusses a new CDC report that shows individuals with underlying health conditions are at higher risk for severe COVID-19-associated disease. (FOX 45 News)

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

Dr. Schrank is quoted in this story discussing how scientists predict and estimate numbers for the COVID-19 pandemic. (Medscape)

  • 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

Community outpouring of support (The Baltimore Sun)

Harford area groups seeking volunteers to make masks for health care workers. (The Aegis)

  • Martha Mallonee, Director of Corporate Communications, Marketing & Public Relations at UM Upper Chesapeake Health