David M. Holmes, MD, was supposed to be in Sierra Leone on a global health trip with students from the medical education program. But when the trip was canceled because of the pandemic, he decided to volunteer to care for COVID-19 patients in New York City.
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been appointed to serve on the Western New York Control Room, which monitors statistics related to COVID-19 in the region.
Four faculty members with a variety of clinical and research experience — representing three medical school departments — have joined the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences over the past several months.
Initially spurred by fears of a shortage of mechanical ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, researchers have been developing a low-cost way of mechanizing resuscitators that are commonly found in ambulances and emergency rooms.
Stark disparities based on sex and race in the use of life-saving implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) interventions suggest potential bias in care pathways implemented by electrophysiologists, according to results of a clinical trial presented by researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Omar S. Alibrahim, MD, clinical associate professor of pediatrics, is a co-author on the international COVID-19 guidelines for patients who will need to go on life support machines during their course of treatment.