The study employed a sophisticated computer modeling platform built in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.