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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

A child wears a face mask.

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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A blue background with candles lit in memorial for COVID-19 anniversary.

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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Needle injection.

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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Woman wearing mask uses laptop for medical appointment. // Image from Pixabay

UM researchers to advance knowledge of COVID-19 impacts and improve health outcomes

March 12, 2021 — 
One year after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, additional research is needed to understand and address persistent issues related to COVID-19 and the threat of future coronavirus and other infectious disease outbreaks

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Next to UMSU University Centre, looking east towards UM Admin building on Fort Garry campus.

Marking one year since the WHO declared a global pandemic

March 11, 2021 — 
President’s message to faculty and staff on anniversary of remote operations

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Patient speaks with a doctor via video chat on a laptop.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM study examines impact of virtual health care

March 9, 2021 — 
University of Manitoba researchers are conducting a study to assess the impact that the rapid switch to virtual health-care delivery in the province during the COVID-19 pandemic has had on patients and health-care workers. 

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Melanie MacKinnon and Dr. Marcia Anderson

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

‘Transformative work in real time’

March 3, 2021 — 
Long-standing collaborative relationships between a University of Manitoba health institute and Indigenous communities laid the groundwork for UM to support a First Nations-led response to COVID-19, two health leaders said in a recent keynote address.

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