Your COVID-19 stories
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry alumni have demonstrated thoughtful and inspiring leadership throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic. Here is just a snapshot of your important contributions.
Simulation improves care, confidence during COVID-19 Drs. Rob Leeper, MD’07, Taryn Taylor, MD’10, and Richard Cherry, MD’93, delivered interprofessional simulation experiences with the goal of helping health care providers learn, adapt and prepare for COVID-19 cases.
A day with a doctor at a COVID-19 assessment centre Dr. Danielle Martin, MD’03, takes us inside a day at Women’s College Hospital as she led the facility’s transformation into a COVID-19 pandemic centre. Via CBC News
Jane Philpott on life inside the care home where 95 per cent of residents have COVID-19 When Dr. Jane Philpott, MD’84, arrived at Participation House in Markham, Ontario, 42 residents had tested positive for COVID-19, six had died and the centre was down to just 10 staffers. She began working full-time at the home for adults with severe mental, physical and developmental disabilities in April. Via the National Post
How labour policy in both Canada and the U.S. affects the spread of coronavirus In an opinion piece for Macleans, Dr. Danyaal Raza, MD’09, argues paid sick days reduce the spread of respiratory infections within communities at a time when physical distancing is so critical. Via Macleans
Red flags prompt alumna to help end hunger Monica Rivero, BMSc’16, MSc’18, is leading an effort to alleviate hunger in her native Colombia, as families struggle to make ends meet during the pandemic. The Red Flag Project works with local organizations to buy and deliver groceries to families in need. Via Western News
How to help seniors get through the COVID-19 pandemic Protective measures of physical distancing and isolating for seniors can take a toll on their mental health. Dr. Samir Sinha, MD’02, spoke about the ways we can help the seniors in our lives while physically distancing. Via The Dose
Researcher, expert combat conspiracies with facts Sajjad Fazel, MPH’18, is part of a national study mapping the type, content and context of misinformation around COVID-19, and how to make accurate information more palatable. Via Western News
COVID-19 song by “Old Man and The Kid!” Dr. Robbie Campbell, MD’67, and his son, Don, wrote and performed under the name “Old Man and the Kid!” during pandemic.