Gary Noskin, MD, professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and chief medical officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, answers questions about how Northwestern’s clinical research team is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 110 faculty, staff, students, and trainees have come together to collaborate and work closely with Chicago hospitals and communities to forecast the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, predict the outcome of public health interventions and share resources for containing the disease.
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine students have organized a volunteer effort among medical students and graduate students to help support health care workers, older community members at higher risk for COVID-19 and working parents during the pandemic.
Risk of relapse for chronic myeloid leukemia patients may be reduced through drug combination after discontinuing initial therapy, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the journal Leukemia.
Using selfie video messages filmed in their workplaces, Northwestern Medicine physicians and medical experts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic urge the community to take the health crisis seriously.
There are times when taking a supplement can be very useful, such as during pregnancy or to address a clear nutrient deficiency. But for healthy adults who are worried about the coronavirus, eating a nutritious diet and getting proper sleep and exercise are the best ways to strengthen your immune system, said Linda Van Horn, chief of nutrition in the department of preventive medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“I wouldn’t plan a summer vacation at this point … as far as having to put money on the table,” said Northwestern University infectious diseases expert Dr. Robert Murphy. “In the next two to three weeks, we’re going to have a much better handle on the trajectory of this epidemic in the United States.”
Because of the new coronavirus, this year students live streamed the match at Loyola and at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine too.
It’s been, what, three days of self-isolation for a large number of Chicagoans and people are already feeling antsy.
The good news is that social distancing doesn’t mean we all need to hunker down indoors. It’s OK to go outside, with a few major caveats, said Dr. Robert Murphy, director of the Institute for Global Health at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.