Four Faculty of Medicine researchers receive Ontario COVID-19 funding
Drs. Jean-Simon Diallo, Smita Pakhalé, Derek So, and Duncan Stewart received funds to advance their respective research programs, which seek to develop tests and treatments for COVID-19, and to study the effects of the pandemic on vulnerable populations.
In two recent journal articles, Dr. Marc Ruel explores how hospitals worldwide scaled back on heart surgeries as the pandemic hit, and how they can resume those operations in a world still plagued by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Caring for the homeless through COVID-19 and beyond
Clinicians, researchers and students at the Faculty of Medicine are turning their attention to helping society’s most vulnerable through the pandemic—and learning broader lessons through the experience.
Dr. Smita Pakhalé, who co-leads a unique smoking cessation program for, and with, Ottawa’s most vulnerable people, worries that the lockdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic will take away their essential social supports.