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Adapting a Teaching Hospital to a COVID Environment

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COVID-19 medical papers have fewer women first authors than expected., Jens Peter Andersen, Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Nicole L Simone, Resa E Lewiss, and Reshma Jagsi

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Insights from immuno-oncology: the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer Statement on access to IL-6-targeting therapies for COVID-19., Paolo Antonio Ascierto, Bernard Fox, Walter Urba, Ana Carrizosa Anderson, Michael B Atkins, Ernest C Borden, Julie Brahmer, Lisa H Butterfield, Alessandra Cesano, Daniel Chen, Tanja de Gruijl, Robert O Dillman, Charles G Drake, Leisha A Emens, Thomas F Gajewski, James L Gulley, F Stephen Hodi, Patrick Hwu, David Kaufman, Howard Kaufman, Michael Lotze, Douglas G McNeel, Kim Margolin, Francesco Marincola, Michael J Mastrangelo, Marcela V Maus, David R Parkinson, Pedro J Romero, Paul M Sondel, Stefani Spranger, Mario Sznol, George J Weiner, Jon M Wiggington, and Jeffrey S Weber

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Telemedicine for the Spine Surgeon in the Age of COVID-19: Multicenter Experiences of Feasibility and Implementation Strategies., Daniel Franco, Thiago Montenegro, Glenn A Gonzalez, Kevin Hines, Aria Mahtabfar, Melvin D Helgeson, Rakesh Patel, and James Harrop

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A Crisis is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Recovering a Sense of Agency in Coronavirus Times, Steven F. Freeman

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Meta-analysis of outcomes of patients with COVID-19 infection with versus without gastrointestinal symptoms., Fahad Gul, Kevin Bryan Lo, Julie Peterson, Peter A McCullough, Abhinav Goyal, and Janani Rangaswami

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Calculating Life and Death in a Time of Covid, Larry Hirschhorn, PhD

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Pandemic lockdown must fail: Save lives without crippling the economy, Larry Hirschhorn, PhD

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The Old Pine Community Center in Philadelphia Responds to COVID-19, April T. Jones, MEd

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Critical Care Ultrasonography and Its Application for COVID-19, Xi Liu, MD; Yang Hai, MD; Bin Ma, MD; Weelic Chong, MD; and Ji-Bin Liu, MD

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Chinese Expert Consensus on Critical Care Ultrasound Applications at COVID-19 Pandemic, Faqin Lv, MD; Jinrui Wang, MD; Xing Yu, MD; Aiping Yang, MD; Ji-Bin Liu, MD; Linxue Qian, MD; Huixiong Xu, MD; Ligang Cui, MD; Mingxing Xie, MD; Xi Liu, MD; Chengzhong Peng, MD; Yi Huang, MD; Haiyan Kou, MD; Shengzheng Wu, MD; Xi Yang, MD; Bin Tu, MD; Huaping Jia, MD; Qingyi Meng, MD; Je Liu, MD; and Ruizhong Ye, MD

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COVID-19-associated CNS Demyelinating Diseases, Dhanashri Miskin, MD

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Systems View of Coronavirus, Sung Won Paek and Larry M. Starr

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Disruptive Effects of the Coronavirus – Errors of Commission and of Omission?, John Pourdehnad, Larry M. Starr, Venard Scott Koerwer, and Harry McCloskey

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Our Wicked Problem, John Pourdehnad, Larry M. Starr, Venard Scott Koerwer, and Harry McCloskey

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Medicine and surgery residents' perspectives on the impact of COVID-19 on graduate medical education., Tanvi Rana, Christopher Hackett, Timothy Quezada, Abhishek Chaturvedi, Veli Bakalov, Jody Leonardo, and Sandeep Rana

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Jefferson Covid Stories, Danielle Snyderman, MD, CMD and Nick Safian

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Our Multi-Pandemic, Larry M. Starr

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Our Invisible Enemy, Larry M. Starr and Darshi Mody

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Letter: Thrombotic Neurovascular Disease in COVID-19 Patients., Ahmad Sweid, Batoul Hammoud, Joshua H. Weinberg, Mazen Oneissi, Eytan Raz, Maksim Shapiro, Maureen DePrince, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Michael R. Gooch, Nabeel A. Herial, Hekmat Zarzour, Victor Romo, Robert Rosenwasswer, and Pascal Jabbour

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Safety and Efficacy of Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Waqas Ullah, Hafez M. Abdullah, Sohaib Roomi, Yasar Sattar, Talal Almas, Smitha Narayana Gowda, Rehan Saeed, Maryam Mukhtar, Ammar Ahmad, Tony Oliver, M. Chadi Alraies, Donald C. Haas, and David L. Fischman

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Lymphocyte-to-C-Reactive Protein Ratio: A Novel Predictor of Adverse Outcomes in COVID-19., Waqas Ullah, Bikash Basyal, Shafaq Tariq, Talal Almas, Rehan Saeed, Sohaib Roomi, Shujaul Haq, John Madara, Margot Boigon, Donald C Haas, and David L Fischman

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Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Disguise, Qian Zhang, Annyella Douglas, Zain U. Abideen, Shristi Khanal, and Stephanie Tzarnas

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Anosmia and Ageusia as the Only Indicators of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Qian Zhang, Khine S. Shan, Shahrzad Abdollahi, and Travis C. Nace

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The Doctor Is ‘On’: Telemedicine Takes Off During COVID-19

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COVID-19, Serendipity, and Strange Interlude: Gloria in Absurdicum with an Apology to Ovid, Lawrence Charles Parish and W Clark Lambert

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Acute COVID-19 induced fulminant systemic vascular thrombosis: A novel entity., Zain Ali; Waqas Ullah; Rehan Saeed; Ammar Ashfaq; and Bilal Lashari, MD

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, where have all the STEMIs gone?, Waqas Ullah, Yasar Sattar, Rehan Saeed, Asrar Ahmad, Margot I. Boigon, Donald C. Haas, and M. Chadi Alraies

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Vaccine Policy & Practice in the Age of COVID-19, Paul A. Offit, MD

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Screening Tool to Ensure Optimal Patient Care and Function Post COVID Diagnosis, Nethra Ankam, MD; Shannon Ames, PT, DPT, MBA; Tiffany Prince-Kandrakota, PT, DPT, OCS; Erica Rao, PT, DPT; Namrata Grampurohit, PhD, OTR/L; and Catherine Piersol, PhD, OTR/L

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Use of Mobility and Exercise Videos during COVID-19 to Minimize Deconditioning, Nethra Ankam, MD; Tulasi Gude, MD; Courtney Back, PT; Monina Florendo, PT; Elizabeth Hearn, PT; Morgan Miller, PT; and Kristen Stout, PT

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Ensure Follow-up for Functional Issues Post COVID-19, Nethra Ankam, MD; Tulasi Gude, MD; Kristofer Feeko, DO; Shannon Ames, PT; Catherine Piersol, OT; Tiffany Prince-Kandrakota, PT; Erica Rao, PT; Kristen Stout, PT; and Monina Florendo, PT

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#Team-based approach to sedation management in patients with SARS CoV-2 aka COVID-19 in the medical ICU, Hadiatou Barry, MD, MPH; Franklin Thelmo, DO; and Atsoufi Amewuame-Kpehor, MD

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Expanding Care Coordination Scope to Support Covid-19 Population, Kate Behan, CPHO; Laura Gontz, RN; Shawn Thurber, RN; and Christin Kyriss, RN

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SARS-COV-2 Testing Guidelines for Patients Admitted to MRH for Inpatient Rehabilitation, Deborah Cassidy, DO; Roger Liu, DO; Malav Shah, MD; Kyle Hummerston, DO; and Jeanne Doherty, MD

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Training new Providers Dobhoff Tube Insertion during COVID-19: Rapid training and a novel “opt in” approach to learning, Michele DeCastro, MSN, CRNP; Heather M. Etzl, MSN, RN, CBC; and Jacqueline E. Crawford, MS, RN, ACCNS-P

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Nursing and Provider Safety Checklist for Covid-19 Patients, Michele DeCastro, MSN, CRNP; Jennifer Zak, BS, RN, PCCN; Andrew Thum, MSN, ML, RN-CC, CCCTM; and Kristine Meagher, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC

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Twilighter Role to Support Primary Team Patient Care, Workflow Efficiency, and Physician Wellbeing, Jesse Edwards, René Daniel, and Catriona Harrop

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Intelligence Reporting in the Face of COVID-19: Informing Our Response Efforts, Jamie D. Garden

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Ventilator Decision and Allocation Pathway for Surge Conditions, Bridget Gekas, Jerin Juby, Monica Purcell, John Smith, Laura Fantazzi, and Raymond Malloy

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Virtual Community Health Workers: Outreach Calls During COVID-19, Geoffrey Hayden, MD; Paula Ostroff, RN, MS; Emily Romano, BS; Imani Gray-Taylor; Carl Johnson, BS; Angelique Miller; Sharla Thomas, BA; Gina McCoy, BS; and Deborah Ziring, MD

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Response to rapidly changing healthcare information regarding COVID-19 with virtual journal club, Kelly Hughes, MD; Rachel Redfield, MD; Jetmir Vojnika, MD; Mark Mallozzi, MD; R. Benson Jones, MD; Reem Aoun, MD; and Dianna Cheney-Peters, MD

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The TJUH Hospital Medicine COVID19 Emergency Taskforce: A guiding light during the surge of spring 2020, Rebecca Jaffe, MD; Alan Kubey, MD; Gretchen Diemer, MD; Michele DeCastro; Lily Ackermann, MD; Christopher Haines, MD; Jesse Edwards, MD; René Daniel; Catriona Harrop, MD; Jonathan Woo, MD; and Jack Stewart, MD

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Organizing a System-Wide Effort on Ventilator Supply Management during COVID-19, Jerin Juby, Raymond Malloy, Bridget Gekas, Laura Fantazzi, Monica Purcell, John Smith, Kathryn Sebastian, Lauren Diduch, Melissa Brancolassi, Megan Hennessy, and James Fields

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Expansion and Conversion of Family Medicine and Neurohospitalist Services into COVID-19 Services, Zachary Klock, MD; Aimee McMullin, MD; Jesse Edwards, MD; and Christopher Haines, MD

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Avoid, Delay, Shorten. Results of Radiation Oncology’s COVID19 Patient Exposure Risk Mitigation Guidelines, Alex Kubli, MS; Lilya Babinski, BS; Angelia Landers, PhD; Christian Fernandez, MD; and Amy Harrison, PhD

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Telemedicine Certified Recovery Specialists for Patients with Opioid Use Disorders in the Emergency Department in COVID-19, Kory S. London, MD

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Progression of Patient Cohorting in Response to COVID-19 at the Jefferson Methodist Emergency Department, Kory S. London, MD and Efrat Kean, MD

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Progression of Patient Cohorting in Response to COVID-19 at the Jefferson Methodist Emergency Department, Kory S. London, MD and Efrat Kean, MD

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A Telehealth Clinical Workflow for Academic Radiation Oncology Programs During the COVID19 Pandemic, Gregor Manukian, MD, PhD; Christian Fernandez, MD; Paul Forrest; Adam Dicker, MD, PhD; and Mark D. Hurwitz, MD

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Home Telemonitoring of COVID Patients by Medical Students at the Christiana Care Virtual Practice, Thomas Marconi, Jr and Chelsea Richards

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Meeting the Critical Need for Ventilators in Treatment of COVID-19 Patients, Alessandro Naopli, Nicholas Satterthwaite, Lawrence Husick, Dietrich Gravenstein, Jerin Juby, Monica Purcell, Bridget Gekas, Zvi Grunwald, Mae West, Bon Ku, Chip Malloy, Michael Mahla, and Mijail Serruya

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QR-Code Based Just-In-Time Platform for Perioperative COVID Guidelines, David F. Nelson, MD, MBA and Anna L. Rabinowitz, MD

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Development and Implementation of a COVID-19 Specific Peri-Operative Workflow for Anesthesia Providers, Alexander Olson, David Maguire, David Gratch, Dietrich Gravenstein, Michael Mahla, and Anna Rabinowitz

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Disposable Equipment for Efficient Home Sleep Apnea Testing and Minimizing Human Handling at the Sleep Laboratory, Abigail Quintos, Robert Tavella, and Karl Doghramji

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Initiatives in Anesthesia Workspace Hygiene During COVID-19: The Gray Airway Basin and the Epic Hand Hygiene Event, Anna Rabinowitz, Kent Berg, Daniel Casey, and Dietrich Gravenstein

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Anesthesiologist-led COVID-19 Airway Training Skills Session to teach novel team approach and workflow, Anna Rabinowitz, Daniel Casey, and Elaine Kilmartin

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Creation of a Dedicated Anesthesia Airway Cart For Use in High-Volume COVID-19 Airway Management, Anna Rabinowitz, Alexander M. Olson, Daniel Casey, and Elaine Kilmartin

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Safer Ambu-Bag Manual Ventilation through Addition of a Second High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filter, Robert Ries; Morgan Hutchinson, MD; Robert Pugliese, PharmD; Bon Ku, MD, MPP; and Matt Fields, MD

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A Web-Based Application to Simulate Manual Bag-Valve-Tube Ventilation, Robert Ries; Erin Jennings; Dylan Kenna; Logan May; Robert Pugliese, PharmD; and Matt Fields, MD

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A Strategy for Deploying Large-Scale Volunteer Continuous Bag Valve Tube (BVT) Ventilation, Robert Ries; Erin Jennings; Michael Velez; Caroline Komlo; Morgan Hutchinson, MD; Robert Pugliese, PharmD; Bon Ku, MD, MPP; and Matt Fields, MD

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Repairing a Damaged Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Battery Component Component with 3-D Printing, Robert Ries; Dante Varotsis; Michelle Ho; Kathryn Linder; Jordan Kurzum; Bon Ku, MD, MPP; Matt Fields, MD; Robert Pugliese, PharmD; and Morgan Hutchinson, MD

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JOHN COVID-19 Employee Exposure Tracking, Michael Saris

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Scrubs Tracking, Michael Saris

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COVID: decoded - A Website, Blog, and Social Media Page with Resources and Information for the Public, Jessica Smith; Taylor Jones; Madeline Norris; Benjamin Meyers; and Christopher Haines, MD

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Irradiation of N95 Masks for their Sterilization and Reuse During the COVID19 Pandemic, Tara Tyson, PhD; Alex Kubli, MS; Matthew Mistro, MS; Karen Mooney, PhD; Amy Harrison, PhD; and Adam Dicker, MD, PhD

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COVID-19 Student Telehealth Support Initiative, Yash Varma, Mary White, and Alexandra Leto

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Maintaining Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Supply through Repair of Damaged Hose Units by 3D Printing, Dante Varotsis; Robert Ries; Michelle Ho; Kathryn Linder; Jordan Kurzum; Robert Pugliese, PharmD; Bon Ku, MD, MPP; Matt Fields, MD; and Morgan Hutchinson, MD

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Jefferson Internal Medicine Associates (JIMA) Patient Triage Initiative, Mary White; Alexandra Leto; and Barry Ziring, MD

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Increasing POLST Documentation for Patient Transfers from Long Term Care Facilities, Jennifer White, MD; Mari Siegel; Chris Haines; Chris Pitsch; Heather Peiritsch; and Erica Westlake

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Lessons for Opportunistic Transformation, Paul Barach, MD, MPH, Maj (ret.) and Jonathan L. Gleeson, MD

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Resumption of Scheduled Surgeries & Outpatient Procedures, Jaime Bohn, MBA, RN; Michele Cassidy, RN, BSN; Tony S. Reed, MD, MBA, MPhil, CAQSM, CPE, FAAFP, FAAPL; Erik Toth, MA Health Services, BSN; and Robert Shipp, PhD, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

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Obstetrics & Birthing During COVID-19, Katherine H. Campbell, MD, MPH; Dena Goffman, MD, FACOG; Christian Pettker, MD; Blair Wylie, MD, MPH; and Mary R. Cooper, MD, JD

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Intubation Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Daniel Casey, DO, MPH; Anna Rabinowitz, MD; and Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH

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Every Response is Local: Inside the Philadelphia Response to COVID-19, Jessica Caum, MA, MPH, CPH

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How do Public Health Programs Adapts in Real Time During a Global Pandemic? The Impact of COVID-19 on a Youth Refugee Mental Health Program, Asha Chintala, MPH; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Amy H. Riley, DrPH

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Social Distancing and Mental Health, Stephen DiDonato, PhD, LPC, NCC

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Long-Term Care Facilities in the Time of COVID-19: Lessons in Crisis Management, Alecia DiMario; Steve Grant, MD, FHM; Lindsay Morse, MSN/NED, RN, ACM; and Emma Harrigan

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Well-being of the Healthcare Workforce, Heather Farley, MD, MHCDS, FACEP; Susan M. Parisi, MD, FACOG; Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH; and Sharon C. Kiely, MD, MPM, FACP

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A Trauma Informed and Data Driven Approach to Navigating Behavioral Health and Substance Use During COVID19, Nancy Fennell, MA; Bianca Ciuffredo, LCMHC; Dan Andrus, MS, MPA; Seddon S avage, MD; and Anne Diefendorf, MS, RDN, LD

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Comparison of Sex Specific Data among Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients, J. Fleischer, BA; R. A. Pallay; and D. S. Corwin, MD

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COVID-19: Impact on Our Healthcare System, Drew A. Harris, DPM, MPH

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COVID-19: Pharmaceutical Vaccine Development – General Process & Focus on a DNA-based Vaccine, Timothy Herring, MPH

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Ethical Foundations for Fair Allocation of Scarce Critical Care Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Barbara Bennett Jacobs, MPH, PhD, RN, HEC-C

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Telemedicine and COVID-19, Aditi Joshi, MD

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Confronting Inequities Uncovered By COVID-19: We’re not all in this together…What Can Health Providers Do?, Mitchell Kaminski, MD, MBA and Neva White, DNP, CRNP-BC, CDE

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You Don’t Have to Get Diabetes, Mitch Kaminski, MD, MBA and Nevaneva White, DNP, CRNP, CDCES

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Managing Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in the Setting of the COVID-19 Patient Surge, Alan Kliger, Renee Garrick, Leslie Wong, David Chartyan, George Coritsidis, Jeffrey Silberzweig, and Savneek Chugh

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Behavioral Health & Post-acute Care, Michael Litterer, CHES, CPS, FHELA; Kathryn Richardson, MPA; Deborah Visconi; and Sandy Cayo, DNP, FNP-BC

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Lessons from Italy, Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, MSPH

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COVID 19: What’s Next? Do Your Part, David B. Nash, MD, MBA; Rosemary Frasso, PhD, CPH; and Ami Patel, PhD, MPH

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A Lesson from COVID-19 in the Importance of Sex Disaggregated Data: Sex Differences in SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Mortality Rates, C. Newman, MD, FACP, FAHA, FAMWA and A. Baum, BS

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Impact of COVID 19 on Telehealth- A Rapid Review, Sahil Panyda and Kristin Rising Rising, MD, MSHP

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Coordinated Response and Business Recovery in Rural Health Care Systems, Sandra L. Parker, JD, MS, BSN; Jeff Doran; Mike Whelan; and James W. Jarvis, MD, FAAFP

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Leading Patient Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Kathleen Rauch, RN, MSHQS, BSN, CPHQ; Noreen B. Brennan, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC; Nicolette Fiore-Lopez, PhD, RN, CNEP; and Courtney Vose, DNP, MBA, RN

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Navigating Care Transitions During the COVID-19 Surge in Massachusetts, Christine Scibelli, MS, RN; Maureen Banks, RN, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE; Keren Diamond, RN, BSN, MBA; Brian Doherty, CAE; Christine McMichael, MA, LMHC; and Patricia M. Noga, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

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COVID-19: Transmission Models that Inform Policy, Gary Smith, MA, MA, DPhil, PGCE

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital COVID-19 Clinical Questions with EBM Answers, Reem Aoun, MD; Dianna Cheney-Peters, MD; Kashyap Chauhan; Ben Claxton; Abdul Kazi; and Sean Reilly