New Jersey Medical School In The News 2020


New Treatments Worm Their Way into Development

GEN News – Dr. Mark C. Siracusa sheds light on new Rutgers research that could lead to better treatments for allergies, asthma and COPD.

Opinion: Loss and Lessons During This COVID-19 Pandemic

The Star-Ledger – Fourth-year NJMS student Neil Bhavsar writes an editorial about the experience of losing his grandmother and family matriarch to COVID-19.

The Sneaky Way Having the Flu Can Mess with Your Period

Bustle – Dr. Naglaa Rizk discusses how the flu can affect the menstrual cycle, noting that stress from the flu can lead to changes in your periods or even amenorrhea.

Scientists Develop Faster Way to Decontaminate N95 Masks

NJTV News – Dr. Riccardo Russo explains how researchers at NJMS cut clean time for N95 masks in half by using a vaporized hydrogen peroxide system.

Opinion: As children begin to gather again, up-to-date vaccinations become critical

The Star-Ledger – NJMS student Arvinth Sethuraman and Dr. Joseph Schwab co-author an editorial urging parents not to neglect vaccinations or wellness visits during the pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccine trial seeks N.J. volunteers

The Star-Ledger – NJMS and University Hospital prepare to run a medical trial that is part of Moderna's COVE Study, which will involve giving people either a COVID-19 vaccine or a placebo dose.

Dean Johnson Addresses Incoming Alfred University Class

The Evening Tribune – Dean Johnson recently served as the convocation speaker at his alma mater, urging the incoming class to "change the world."

Plasma Treatment 'Safe' But More Research Needed

NJTV News – Dr. Marc Klapholz sheds light on the efficacy of convalescent plasma as a treatment for COVID-19.

25 Subtle Signs You've Caught Coronavirus

MSN – Dr. Rachel Kaye discusses subtle symptoms that may actually be signs that a patient has contracted COVID-19.

NJMS, University Hospital Launch Virtual Urgent Care

ROI-NJ – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and University Hospital launch a new, seven-day virtual urgent care center to ensure patients get the care they need.

Mental Health Providers Prepare for Wave of COVID-related Ills

ROI-NJ – Dr. Petros Levounis comments on concerns of an impending mental health crisis as patients cope with the trauma of living through a pandemic.

Experts Weigh in on Decision to Reopen Schools

The Star-Ledger – Dr. David Cennimo discusses what parents should consider when deciding whether to send their children back to school.

You Can Stop Cleaning Your Mail Now

The Atlantic – Dr. Emanuel Goldman weighs in on the "scourge of hygiene theater" in the United States and whether America's obsession with cleaning can actually slow the spread of COVID-19.

How Protestors are Combatting Tear Gas

The Washington Post – In the wake of protests in Portland, Dr. Lewis Nelson describes the dangers of exposure to tear gas, noting that chemical particles stick to bodies and clothes.

Why Being Out in the Sun Makes You Tired

Mic – Dr. Ron Weiss shares how high temperatures and humidity can lead to fatigue in an article examining the risks of prolonged exposure to summer heat.

COVID-19 Recovery Can Take Longer Than Expected

Yahoo News – Dr. David Cennimo comments on new data demonstrating the lasting health impacts of contracting COVID-19.

New study finds people are drinking at unsafe levels more frequently during the pandemic

Yahoo News – Dr. Petros Levounis weighs in on a new study on alcohol consumption during COVID-19, stating that the results are especially striking as this trend is seen most in people who don't have substance use issues.

A New Generation of Fast Coronavirus Tests Is Coming

The New York Times – Dr. David Alland discusses new tests to detect COVID-19, if they will be effective and when they may be available for public use.

How to Stay Safe and Socialize During the Summer of COVID-19

Rutgers Today – Dr. Jason Yang offers advice on how to enjoy the summer season without risking exposure to COVID-19.

Even Asymptomatic People Can Spread COVID-19 Within a Room

Healthline – Dr. David Cennimo explains why a new study provides further evidence of risk for infection from people who may not appear sick.

When And How Will Child Care Return?

New York Times – Dr. David Cennimo prepares parents for a future of uncertainty and risk that must be managed to maximize safety.

Connecting The Dots… From Diet To Disease

NJ.com – Dr. Ron Weiss offers a "teachable moment" about how our food system may impact our health.

Communities Of Color: Primary Care Challenges

TapInto – NJMS OB-GYN Dr. Damali Campbell wants doctors and legislators to collaborate to ensure that everyone has access to telemedicine.

Are Doctors Too Quick To Diagnose CTE?

US News – NJMS neurosurgeon Dr. Ira Goldstein discusses a new study examining NFL players who may have been misdiagnosed with CTE.

Essex County Honors Health Care Workers

Video – On April 22, law enforcement and first responders in Essex County held a parade to honor health care workers battling COVID-19 at Newark hospitals.

Getting COVID-19 Treatment To The Needy

NJ.com – Dr. Glenn Fennelly writes that COVID-19 treatments must be fully accessible to those on society’s margins, including the homeless, incarcerated and undocumented.

Coronavirus Does Not Discriminate By Weight

Wired – NJMS researcher Joy Cox weighs in on whether obesity increases the risk of COVID-19, as some say, or if existing social biases make public health disparities worse.

Home Cleaning Product Poisoning On The Rise

New York Times – Dr. Diane Calello discusses an increase in poisonings from misused household cleaning products.

Time To Get To Work: Early Graduation At NJMS

NJ.com — All final-year NJMS students will graduate in April rather than May, making them eligible to begin their residencies early and combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Is COVID-19 A Risk With Food Delivery?

Yahoo – Many people are afraid to have meals delivered. An NJMS expert offers his thoughts on staying safe and still eating your favorite foods.

Experts Discuss How To Tame Coronavirus

Newsy — "It's very important to minimize the risk to seniors in our population...What happens if one of your parents get sick?" An NJMS doctor has advice on fighting COVID-19.

“We signed up for taking care of people”

NJ.com — Two NJMS students talk about graduating medical school in the face of a public health crisis.

NJMS Team Evaluates New COVID-19 Test

Dr. David Alland led a research team in developing an innovative point-of-care test to detect COVID-19, the coronavirus disease that has affected citizens around the world.

Protecting kids with asthma from coronavirus

Chalkbeat – There are many similarities between COVID-19 and an asthma attack, and parents need to know how to keep their children safe.

I can’t taste my food. Do I have COVID-19?

My Central Jersey – Even if you have no other symptoms, losing your sense of taste or smell could be a sign of COVID-19, says NJMS otolaryngologist Dr. Rachel Kaye.

Can “herd immunity” work against coronavirus?

Fox News – If the majority of people in an area are immune to a disease, it will often recede. But will that work with COVID-19? Experts weigh in.

Pope Francis says put your smartphone away

MarketWatch – Emphasizing the importance of face-to-face communication with family, the pope says to put down your phone. NJMS researchers agree but for different reasons.

Can the flu shot give you the flu? [Video]

Patch - With flu season in full swing, watch as Dr. David Cennimo answers FAQs about this common infection.

In N.J.’s opioid crisis, jails are the broken link

NJ.com – In a candid QnA, Dr. Erin Zerbo discusses opioid addiction and the treatment people receive in jail

Looking back on 2019

NJMS Facebook – 2019 was an exciting year at NJMS. See for yourself by checking out our end of year review and other photo albums on Facebook.