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Some of the UMMC researchers teaming up with scientists at Harvard and MIT to study the early cellular response to COVID-19 and what it may tell us about the progression of the disease include, from left, Yilianys Pride, Haley Williams, Dr. Tanya Robinson, Dr. Anna Owings, Hannah Laird, Taylor Christian and Dr. Sarah Glover.

Nasal antiviral response could determine COVID-19 severity

Monday, July 26, 2021

UMMC researchers collaborated with Harvard- and MIT-based scientists to study how nasal cells react to early-stage SARS-CoV-2 infections. Their findings, published July 23 in Cell, show that a blunted initial antiviral response may be a harbinger for severe COVID-19 illness later. Read More

Dr. LouAnn Woodward, UMMC vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, explains the Medical Center's new COVID-19 vaccination policy to the media.

COVID-19 vaccination policy puts patients, families' safety first

Monday, July 19, 2021

UMMC students and employees now have a choice: Either get the COVID-19 vaccine, which has proven safe and effective, or wear an N95 filter mask in any Medical Center location. In drawing up a policy that meets Centers for Disease Control and Mississippi State Health Department parameters, hospital leaders are curbing spread of the highly contagious virus among employees, students and the sickest of the sick, who place their trust in UMMC caregivers. Read More

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