Health Sciences

Providing care from a distance

Telemedicine is a critical tool in the COVID-19 epidemic. Clinicians at the medical, dental, and veterinary schools are making use of virtual encounters to keep providing patients with safe, timely, quality care.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

ABC News

Nurses group turns to crowd-sourcing for unused protective gear

Marion Leary of the School of Nursing spoke about efforts to crowd-source safety masks and other personal protective gear. “Anyone that has a stock of these supplies that they could donate to their local hospitals and healthcare providers,” she said, would be doing a great service.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Lessons from 1918

Pat D’Antonio of the School of Nursing spoke about the 1918 influenza pandemic and how we can apply its lessons to the present.


The New York Times

7 medical leaders to politicians: Save lives, not Wall Street

In collaboration with the leaders of six other large academic medicine institutions, Dean J. Larry Jameson of the Perelman School of Medicine wrote an op-ed urging “national leadership to resist pressure to lift tough social restrictions intended to subdue this outbreak and save thousands of lives.”


The Washington Post

Trump’s not a doctor. He’s only playing one on TV

PIK Professor Ezekiel Emanuel wrote an op-ed about the hazards of implementing untested treatments for the novel coronavirus. “When it comes to fearsome, fatal conditions, it is human nature to try something because it should help, because it might help, because it must help, or because it couldn’t hurt,” he writes. “But often it does harm people and our quest for a real cure.”



CDC created COVID-19 testing criteria that masked the numbers contracting the coronavirus in U.S.

Neil Fishman of the Perelman School of Medicine spoke about the spread of the novel coronavirus, saying, “If we would have had a true understanding of the extent of the disease several weeks ago, implementation of social-distancing measures could have prevented the escalation of the disease.”