COVID-19

September 30, 2020

Dr. Smedley discusses how individuals should not delay medical care and emergency departments are safe places to seek care during the pandemic. (Prime Time Living / Baltimore Sun)

  • Angela Smedley, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Medical Director of the University of Maryland Medical Center Emergency Department

Dr. Cross discusses how physicians are utilizing telemedicine to care for patients during the pandemic. (Prime Time Living / Baltimore Sun)

  • Ray Cross, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Co-director of the Digestive Health Center at University of Maryland Medical Center

September 29, 2020

Dr. Gallo discusses how scientists are considering of the BCG vaccine, and other existing vaccines, may be useful in fighting COVID-19. (National Public Radio)

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

Dr. Chen comments in a story discussing results of a Moderna clinical trial of the mRNA-1273 vaccine that show it appears to generate more antibodies in people over the age of 70 than it does in middle-aged adults, offering increased protection for a vulnerable population. (WebMD.com)

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

September 28, 2020

Dr. Wilson discusses new CDC guidance for Halloween celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. (WJLA-TV)

  • Eleanor Wilson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Chen discusses recruitment for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials and the need for older individuals and minorities to be represented. (AARP)

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

Dr. Esparza discusses infectious diseases and an outbreak of smallpox in Mexico 500 years ago. (Associated Press)

  • José Esparza, MD, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine 

Dr. Neuzil comments in a story about the logistics of implementing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine. (The Atlantic)

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

September 22, 2020

Dr. Weintraub and Redding discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to a spike in methamphetamine, alcohol, cocaine, and opioid-related overdose deaths in Maryland. (Baltimore Fishbowl)

  • Eric Weintraub, MD, Director of the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Jennifer Redding, Executive Director of Behavioral Health at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

Dr. Fitzpatrick discusses a UMSOM Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health model that uses the level of disease transmission in the community to predict potential exposure at schools. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Meagan Fitzpatrick, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

September 21, 2020

Dr. Laurens discusses progress on COVID-19 vaccines and clinical trials and UMSOM’s involvement in research. (Maryland Public Television)

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

September 19, 2020

Poland and Nicoli discuss how staff came together to care for COVID-19 patients at UM BWMC during the height of the pandemic. (Capital Gazette)

  • Denise Poland, Nurse at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Regina Nicoli, Patient Care Technician at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

September 18, 2020

Dr. Makhzoumi comments on the frequency of staph infections related to mask wearing for COVID-19. (USA Today)

  • Zaineb Makhzoumi, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Callahan discusses the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital reaching a significant milestone by performing its 20,000th COVID-19 test. (FOX45)

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

September 17, 2020

Dr. Chen discusses “Operation Warp Speed” and the role of the University of Maryland Medical Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health in the COVID-19 clinical trials. (WYPR)

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

September 16, 2020

Dr. Jerome discusses the medical clearance that University of Maryland athletes need to receive during COVID-19 as the Big Ten starts its fall sports season. (Baltimore Sun)

  • Scott Jerome, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr. Miller discusses the role that role ibuprofen and other medications may have on the severity of COVID-19. (Very Well Health)

  • Michael Miller, MD, Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Cardiologist, University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Chen discusses human challenge clinical trials and work underway at UMSOM's Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health. (National Geographic)

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

September 15, 2020

Dr. Collector discusses the precautions individuals need to continue taking, especially with inside dining, to protect against transmission of COVID-19. (Lutherville-Timonium Sentinel)

  • Daniel Collector, MD, Family Medicine Physician, UM St. Joseph Medical Center

September 14, 2020

Dr. Levine was a panelist for a Guardian podcast conversation discussing ethical questions of human challenge trials. (The Guardian)

  • Dr. Myron Levine, Associate Dean For Global Health, Vaccinology And Infectious Diseases at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

September 13, 2020

Dr. Kotloff discusses efforts to recruit Black and Latino participants in the Moderna-NIH clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Washington Post)

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

September 11, 2020

Dr. Jarrell and Dr. Laurens discuss the University of Maryland School of Medicine's minority recruitment for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. (WJZ-TV)

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

September 9, 2020

Dr. Chen discusses the latest developments with COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials and research. (CBS News)

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

September 8, 2020

Dr. Salimi discusses the interaction between aging and COVID-19. (New York Times)

  • Shabnam Salimi, MD, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

September 7, 2020

Dr. Postolache discusses emotional health problems reported by COVID-19 patients. (New York Times)

  • Teodor Postolache, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

September 1, 2020

Dr. Hoover discusses the impact on the mental and behavioral health of school-aged children as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (American Psychological Association)

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