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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

Portrait of Dr. Kathleen Decker. A whiteboard with blue writing all over it is in the background.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM study focuses on impact of COVID-19 pandemic on cancer care in Manitoba

August 11, 2022 — 
A University of Manitoba study focused on understanding the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on cancer care in Manitoba has received more than $439,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-sections through the viral genome, seen as black dots.

New research collaboration aims to better understand COVID variants

August 4, 2022 — 
COVID-19 variants will continue to affect the global population until more solutions are found to limit transmission, and two University of Manitoba researchers are working on strategic projects that will help do just that

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Dr. Marcia Anderson in front of a teal backdrop

Free Press: Race-based data a hallmark of pandemic response

June 20, 2022 — 
Information collected shaped Manitoba’s vaccine roll out

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Alan Katz

CBC: Mix of health-care providers help long COVID patients as researchers work to understand condition

June 2, 2022 — 
Long COVID 'has significant impact on both patients … and health-care providers,' researcher says

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For people who exercise in a group, their sense of connection to the group may not translate into skills that help them exercise alone. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

For people who exercise in groups, ‘we’ has benefits — but don’t lose sight of ‘me’

April 29, 2022 — 
If you are looking to support your exercise routine and stay flexible in the face of challenges, having a sense of “we” is great, but don’t lose sight of your sense of “me.”

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Portrait of Dr. Marcia Anderson.

Winnipeg Free Press: A ‘remarkable physician leader’

April 18, 2022 — 
Dr. Marcia Anderson celebrated for her service to Indigenous people and other communities

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers advocate for long-COVID rehabilitation support

February 7, 2022 — 
A group of researchers from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences is working to address the growing need to provide proper care to Manitobans living with long COVID. Long COVID is a condition that affects people beyond their initial COVID-19 infection.

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Many parents are struggling with burnout, loneliness and mental health problems during the pandemic. (Pexels/Alexander Dummer)

Screaming into the void? Us too. Coping tips for stressed-out families in the COVID-19 pandemic

January 28, 2022 — 
'Strategies for taking back control when you dread the challenging day ahead'

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Michael Benarroch speaks at a lectern.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

One year since Manitoba’s first COVID-19 vaccine given on Bannatyne campus

December 17, 2021 — 
More than 2.2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given to Manitobans over the past year, and it all started on the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne campus

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COVID vaccine vials. // Image from Pixabay

CBC: Manitoba kids under age of 6 part of clinical trial for Moderna’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

December 17, 2021 — 
Roughly 20 Manitoba kids involved in study to see how pediatric vaccine works in children as young as 6 months


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