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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Health-care innovators partner to launch online program aimed at combatting COVID-19 related illness

May 4, 2021 — 
The Wellness Institute, an internationally-recognized lifestyle medicine leader, announced that it is has been awarded one of Research Manitoba’s COVID-19 Proof of Concept Grants to evaluate the outcomes of its digital lifestyle intervention program.

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COVID-19 vaccine vials, syringes and a blue mask on a green table.

President’s message on COVID-19 vaccinations

April 16, 2021 — 
'The vaccine gives us great hope that we will be able to get to the other side of this pandemic and resume the in-person engagement we all miss so dearly'

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Dr. Prabhat Jha stands in front of a colourful wall decoration.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Global health citizen

April 14, 2021 — 
As a renowned epidemiologist, Prabhat Jha [MD/88] leads massive research studies around the world, including projects in Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and India.

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Faculty of Science

UM mathematicians at the forefront of infectious disease modelling

April 9, 2021 — 
UM researchers: Drs. Julien Arino, Stéphanie Portet, and Kang-Ling Liao, (mathematics) are part of a $10 million-dollar investment in Emerging Infectious Diseases Modeling established between the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The funding supports five multidisciplinary infectious disease modelling networks, that will significantly improve the coordination of infectious disease modelling to help Canada better respond to future public health threats.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Children less infectious than adults infected with COVID-19

April 9, 2021 — 
Children may not be as infectious in spreading COVID-19 to others as previously thought, according to new University of Manitoba-led research in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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A man sitting upright in a hospital chair with his legs stretched in front of him pedals a stationary cycling wheel while receiving dialysis.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Rady Faculty secures $9.5 million in support for health research

April 1, 2021 — 
Nineteen research projects led by professors from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences have received a total of $9.5 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Early evidence suggests that younger people are at the highest risk of poor mental health outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic. // Canva

COVID-19’s parallel pandemic: Why we need a mental health ‘vaccine’

March 23, 2021 — 
The pandemic’s impact on mental health throughout our society will likely outlive COVID-19

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Dr. Deanna Santer, wearing a white lab coat and a surgical mask, sits in front of a microscope.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM immunologist applies interferon expertise to COVID-19

March 22, 2021 — 
New UM faculty member Dr. Deanna Santer is analyzing blood from COVID-19 patients who were treated with synthetic interferon lambda in a Toronto clinical trial.

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UM Together: Reflecting on a year of COVID-19

March 17, 2021 — 
On Tuesday, March 23, the university community is invited to come together virtually

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM institute leads ‘momentous’ vaccine rollout to First Nations at request of federal government

March 12, 2021 — 
In a landmark acknowledgment of the growing health-care autonomy of Indigenous Peoples, the federal government has given an Indigenous health institute at the University of Manitoba responsibility for leading the COVID-19 vaccination project in all 63 Manitoba First Nations

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