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COVID-19 outreach and research News Archive

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Eight days after symptoms, COVID-19 not very infectious

May 26, 2020 — 
UM researchers have found that COVID-19 is not very infectious as soon as eight days after symptoms appear.

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Student looking out window

Helping students coping with mental illness

May 25, 2020 — 
Kyle Hiebert says that increased financial pressure, a rapidly changing world and an uncertain future for jobs or careers has made students emotionally distressed.

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A collection of the finished face shields

Help where it’s needed

May 25, 2020 — 
A seemingly unlikely collaboration between the faculties of science and architecture produces face shields for Winnipeg pediatricians

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Calling all wildlife researchers

May 22, 2020 — 
UM organizing wildlife researchers to study impact of travel, social restrictions on wildlife populations

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UM partners with artificial intelligence leader Atomwise to pursue COVID-19 therapies

May 22, 2020 — 
Hope to develop a small molecule inhibitor of the cytokine storm that will be easy to synthesize and available to all who need it

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Med students connect ICU patients and families during COVID-19 lockdown

May 21, 2020 — 
Third-year medical students are working in hospitals around Winnipeg to ensure ICU patients are able to stay in touch with their families while visitor restrictions due to COVID-19 are in place.

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Clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine

May 21, 2020 — 
Dr. Lauren MacKenzie is looking into the anti-malaria drug known as hydroxychloroquine.

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Dr. Marcia Anderson in front of a teal backdrop


Vice-dean of Indigenous health bridges professional work with community

May 20, 2020 — 
We caught up with an Indigenous public health doctor, mother and community organizer for a glimpse into her busy life.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

UM researchers launch preventative drug trial for health-care workers at risk of COVID-19

May 15, 2020 — 
UM researchers in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota and McGill University, have launched an online clinical trial for health-care workers at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.

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The must-do online course and other insights for teachers

May 14, 2020 — 
Q&A with the Flexible Learning lead at UM

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