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Coverage of the Coronavirus Pandemic for the Week Ending July 24th

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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.

  • Heather Clauss, MD, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Temple University Hospital, spoke to Temple Update about the importance of testing and contact tracing as part of a segment about Temple University opening a COVID-19 testing site.
  • Arundathi Jayatilleke, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program at Temple University Hospital, shared her experiences with telehealth appointments during COVID-19 with the Rheumatologist.
  • Ajaykumar D. Rao, MD, MMSc, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine and in the Center for Metabolic Disease Research at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Associate Program Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program at Temple University Hospital, joined MyDiabetesHQ Live! to discuss diabetes management during COVID-19.
  • The Philadelphia Tribune picked up a WHYY article on the state of the pandemic in Philadelphia as doctors learn more about COVID-19. Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP, Chair and Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Temple Lung Center, provided perspective for the original piece.
  • The Daily Pennsylvanian featured Temple University Health System’s partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Health System to help lead a statewide program to improve the COVID-19 response efforts in long-term residential care facilities.