Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Leaders from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences appeared at a news conference with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul to discuss Western New York’s reopening plans. Michael E. Cain, MD, dean of the Jaocbs School; Peter Winkelstein, MD, executive director of the Institute for Healthcare Informatics; Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases; and John A. Sellick Jr., DO, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases; were on the panel. All agreed that mask-wearing is “probably going to become the new norm for at least the immediate future.” 
Stanley A. Schwartz, MD, PhD, distinguished professor of medicine, comments on a plastic device that transfers vibrations to the airways in the lung. The device has helped emphysema patients, and it is now being tested in asthmatics. “When the lungs pick up this vibration, they amplify the vibration, and that’s what helps mobilize the sputum,” says Schwartz.