COVID-19

Posts regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which started in 2019/2020.

Posts highlight the changes, innovations, and adjustments made to and in medical education, graduate education, medicine, science, and research during and in light of the ongoing pandemic and often tell the personal stories of faculty, staff, medical students, graduate students, and alumni who have played and continue to play an active role on the front line of the response.

COVID-19 Testing as an Army Medical Officer

As a medical service officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d be called up to help combat the COVID-19 threat. In those early days of the pandemic, there were many needs in my home state, whether it was setting up alternative care sites, delivering PPE to nursing homes, or assembling food care packages for families. Although I’ve been pursuing a master’s of medical science degree at UVM and anticipate graduating in the summer of 2021, I knew I’d be ready to serve.
As a medical service officer in the New Hampshire National Guard, I knew it was only a matter of time before I’d be called up to help combat the COVID-19 threat. In those early days of the pandemic, there were many needs in my home state, whether it was setting up alternative care sites, delivering PPE to nursing homes, or assembling food care packages for families. Read more…

Notes from the Front Line: A City United

It has been two months since the pandemic crept into our lives here in New York City. Back in March, I steeled myself for a waking nightmare after hearing about the dire situation faced in Wuhan, then Italy, then Seattle; a wisp of contagion slowly drifting across the globe.
It has been two months since the pandemic crept into our lives here in New York City. Back in March, I steeled myself for a waking nightmare after hearing about the dire situation faced in Wuhan, then Italy, then Seattle; a wisp of contagion slowly drifting across the globe. Read more…