BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) has been monitoring COVID-19 variants from BU and Boston Medical Center tests since February
It is widely known that vitamin D deficiency and obesity are associated with risk of chronic diseases like osteoporosis, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. These findings add COVID-19 to that list.
Researchers hope findings will lead to a shift in focus away from ineffective and expensive lotteries, and on to further study of other programs that may more successfully increase vaccine uptake.
Survival is More Important than a Chronic Medical Condition in Prioritizing Medical Care when Resources are Limited
Findings support excluding chronic heart failure, cirrhosis, chronic lung disease from a list of conditions which should be triaged as lower priority for ventilators if there is a shortage.
Medical Campus physician, dental, and physician assistant students are eager to pitch in and help area communities.
As the pandemic surpasses the one-year mark, we acknowledge the accomplishments of our resilient BUSM community.
Medical students have raised more than $1,000 to purchase over 6,000 disposable masks to be distributed to homeless shelters across Boston.
This dashboard displays the contributions of our researchers working rapidly inform the global community of important findings and data sets.
The Occupational Health Center (OHC) satellite clinic will open on Monday, Dec. 14, serving BUMC faculty and staff for work-related injuries/illnesses, post-offer examinations, work-related immunizations, pulmonary function tests, and bloodborne pathogen exposures.
The retrospective study showed a strong correlation between higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood levels and lower SARS-CoV-2 positivity rates especially in patients who lived in predominantly African-Americans and Hispanic zip codes.