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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending August 6th

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Temple University Health System’s preparations for and treatment of patients amidst the coronavirus pandemic continue to be part of the media’s COVID-19 coverage.

  • Norihisa Shigemura, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation and Lung Failure at Temple University Hospital; Sameep Sehgal, MD, Assistant Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; and patient Jack Silknitter were featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about COVID-19-related lung transplants.
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Medicine at Temple University and Founding Director of the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, participated in a Q&A with the Chronicle of Higher Education to discuss a new study conducted by the Hope Center. The research brief, “Self-reported COVID-19 Infection and Implications for Mental Health and Food Insecurity among American College Students,” was based on a fall 2020 survey of more than 100,000 undergraduate students at 202 higher-education institutions in 42 states, and is the first to examine how being infected with COVID-19 affected college students.
  • The Pine Barrens Tribune published a feature article on Temple patient Thomas Williams, who received a single-lung transplant after contracting COVID-19. The article also included an interview with Nathaniel Marchetti, DO, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Medical Director of the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at Temple University Hospital.