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Flattening the Curve for COVID-19: Drs. Nixon and Hupert Publish Key Findings in PNAS

Tansmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2. Credit: NIAID-RML
The study employed a sophisticated computer modeling platform built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Community Education and Empowerment Internship Receives Gift from Weil, Gotshal & Manges Foundation

Dr. Susana Morales
The program is part of an effort by diversity and health equity leaders at Weill Cornell Medicine to increase vaccination rates in the Black and Hispanic communities.

WDOM’s 6th Annual Research Retreat Day Hosts Leader in RNA and Vaccine Research

2021 research retreat
Lectures were provided by WDOM faculty and keynote speaker, Dr. Drew Weissman, who played a major role in critical discoveries that allowed for the mRNA platform to be used in developing vaccines against SARS-CoV.

Dr. Lo and Colleagues Publish Key Findings on COVID-19 and Insulin Resistance

Dr. James C. Lo
The researchers found that SARS-CoV-2 triggers an inflammatory antiviral response in the adipose tissue (body fat) and causes its dysfunction.

Drs. Morales and Gonzalez Honored by WHEDco for Tireless Work During COVID-19 Pandemic

Awards for Dr. Susana Morales and Dr. Christopher Gonzalez
Drs. Morales and Gonzalez were celebrated at WHEDco’s 2021 Benefit and Ballgame Heroes Honorees event. WHEDco (Building a Greater Bronx!) provides a wide array of beneficial social services to the community.

Dr. Powell and Colleagues Identify Three Key Inflammatory Proteins Potentially Related to Risk of Acquiring Severe COVID-19

Dr. Timothy Powell
Drs. Timothy Powell, Douglas Nixon, and Rodrigo Duarte have published a paper in Clinical & Translational Immunology that has identified three key inflammatory proteins that may be involved in the risk of acquiring severe COVID-19.

Doctors and Students Assisting with COVID-19 Vaccine Effort to Address Hesitancy, Access

Dr. Julianne Imperato-McGinley is leading an effort to help make vaccination for COVID-19 available in trusted spaces within people’s own neighborhoods. It is estimated that 70 to 90% of the population needs to be vaccinated to reach herd immunity.

Dr. Schwartz Co-Senior Author on Pivotal Publication in Nature: Lung Pathology in COVID-19

Dr. Robert E. Schwartz
In a collaborative study, investigators have implemented advanced technology and analytics to map, at single-cell resolution, the cellular landscape of diseased lung tissue in severe COVID-19 and other infectious lung diseases.

COVID-19 Community Education and Empowerment Internship for Undergraduate STEM Students

This exciting new program on COVID-19 for STEM students will cover many areas, including the dissemination of information about COVID-19 and vaccination for diverse communities, vaccine science, and approaches for community education.

Dr. Weinsaft and Dr. Kim Publish Critical Findings on Damage to the Heart’s Right Ventricle from COVID-19

Transthoracic two-dimensional color Doppler echocardiography. Credit: Shutterstock.
Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Drs. Jonathan Weinsaft and Jiwon Kim have shown that an echocardiogram is a useful tool in evaluating COVID-19 patients who have damage to the heart’s right ventricle.

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