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UC San Diego Health Offers Virtual Appointments to Patients with COVID-19

May 4, 2020

…close observation of an infectious disease team. “Our goal is to help the patient recover comfortably and with confidence,” said Michele Ritter, MD, clinic director, UC San Diego Health. “Treating COVID-19 can be vexing because symptoms can fluctuate throughout the day. Our team helps patients manage their care with over-the-counter…

Dissecting COVID-19: Biology Professor Opens Infectious Disease Course to Public Audiences

April 2, 2020

…COVID-19: Biology Professor Opens Infectious Disease Course to Public Audiences Podcasted class on UCTV and other outlets to analyze the biological roots and spread of coronavirus Division of Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Justin Meyer. Biological Sciences Assistant Professor Justin Meyer oversees a laboratory that specializes in the evolution of viruses…

UC San Diego Joins National Trial to Test Drug for Treating MPOX

October 27, 2022

UC San Diego Joins National Trial to Test Drug for Treating MPOX

Faculty Awards and Honors December 2011

December 1, 2011

…Joseph Vinetz Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease Award - Bailey K Ashford Medal More Info: astmh.org/Bailey_K_Ashford_Medal.htm

Organ Transplant Recipients Significantly Protected by COVID-19 Vaccination

August 5, 2021

…in the journal Transplant Infectious Disease, a team of physician-scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that solid organ transplant recipients who were vaccinated experienced an almost 80 percent reduction in the incidence of symptomatic COVID-19 compared to unvaccinated counterparts during the same time. “Persons who…

Small Loop in Human Prion Protein Prevents Chronic Wasting Disease

February 23, 2015

…disease (CWD) — an infectious disease caused by prions — affects North American elk and deer, but has not been observed in humans. Using a mouse model that expresses an altered form of the normal human prion protein, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have determined…

Variable Precipitation Linked to Rising Infectious Disease among Young Children Worldwide

February 9, 2022

…severe weather can trigger infectious disease outbreaks, including new and emerging diseases. But this study is the first global analysis describing how climate shock, including extreme events such as floods and droughts, affect infectious disease symptoms in young children. Past research also has mostly focused on individual, high-income nations, which…

Q&A with Infectious Disease Modeler Natasha Martin

July 23, 2020

Q&A with Infectious Disease Modeler Natasha Martin UC San Diego’s plan for the fall quarter is continually evolving, informed by the university’s Return to Learn program. We invited students, faculty and staff to submit their questions, including inquiries about the overarching goal of the program, the role of testing in…

Historical Disease Meets Modern Biology in New Faculty Member Cressida Madigan’s Lab

July 2, 2020

…of microbiology, neurobiology and infectious disease research. Using modern biological tools, including a see-through fish that reveals infection pathways, Madigan believes exotic infectious diseases may hold clues to more modern afflictions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. In this new faculty profile, she discusses her scientific interests, European art history influences…

UC San Diego Scientists Investigate Global Hemorrhagic Fever Bacterial Disease

September 1, 2015

…Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) under the auspices of the International Collaborations in Tropical Disease Research program. “Leptospirosis is woefully neglected because it is so difficult to diagnosis,” said Vinetz. “It does not even appear on global lists of neglected tropical diseases despite a case fatality rate as…

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