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Learn from those that handled COVID-19 well

Learn from those that handled COVID-19 well

As an epidemiologist and public health physician, Dr. Saverio Stranges has been watching the COVID-19 pandemic unfold across the globe – he is using the evidence to demonstrate what strategies need to be implemented in order to curb the spread early for future outbreaks.

Surgery puts COVID-19 patients at higher risk

Surgery puts COVID-19 patients at higher risk

COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery face increased risks of pulmonary complications or even death when compared to those not suffering from the disease, according to a recent international study.

Western scholar contributes to WHO human trial guidelines

Western scholar contributes to WHO human trial guidelines

Human trials may offer a pathway toward a COVID-19 vaccine, but the effort is rife with ethical pitfalls that need to be navigated. It is a journey that requires a well-developed roadmap forward, according to one Western researcher.

‘Digital shield’ offers physically distant triage tool

‘Digital shield’ offers physically distant triage tool

Family Medicine professor Dr. Daniel Pepe describes it as “a digital shield” – a virtual COVID-19 triage tool designed to protect health-care workers while providing rapid care for patients now in use across Southwestern Ontario.

Study: 28 million surgeries shelved by COVID-19

Study: 28 million surgeries shelved by COVID-19

More than 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – creating a never-before-seen backlog in procedures that could take a year to clear even at an accelerated pace.

Algae tasked with producing COVID-19 test kits

Algae tasked with producing COVID-19 test kits

Researchers at Western and Suncor are teaming up to use algae as a way to produce serological test kits for COVID-19 – a new process that overcomes shortfalls of existing processes while saving money.

Simulation ups confidence, care during COVID-19

Simulation ups confidence, care during COVID-19

More than 30 Schulich Medicine & Dentistry faculty members have been creating and delivering interprofessional simulation experiences, with the goal of helping health-care providers learn, adapt and prepare for the COVID-19 cases they may encounter.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Liz Sutherland

Read. Watch. Listen. with Liz Sutherland

Take your mind off work, school, life and all the messy stuff in between when GIS Technical Specialist Liz Sutherland takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for health-care workers within days if not hours.

Tool eyes mental health, wellness of athletes

Tool eyes mental health, wellness of athletes

Co-developed by a Western researcher, a new tool that looks to address the mental-health and wellness challenges of elite athlete struggling only days after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Doctor issues dispatches from Italian front

Doctor issues dispatches from Italian front

The escalating COVID_19 situation in Italy motivated Dr. Fabio Salerno, a nephrologist and PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, to return to his home country last week to help care for patients and support his health-care colleagues.

Funding backs Western COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Funding backs Western COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Western efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine received a major jolt thanks to million-dollar investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), federal officials announced today.

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

Medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are rallying to support their local communities and health-care colleagues during the COVID-19 containment efforts.

Study reveals health-care gaps for trans, non-binary

Study reveals health-care gaps for trans, non-binary

Nearly half of transgender and non-binary Canadians who responded to a national survey say they faced one or more unmet health care needs in the past year – with about 1-in-10 saying they avoided an emergency room visit completely, according to a Western-led project exploring this community across Canada for the first time.