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UC medical students among the first to return to campus

August 10, 2020

The University of Cincinnati welcomes 182 newly admitted first-year medical students to campus this week. Residents from Ohio make up 47% or 85 students in this year’s medical class with non-Ohio residents accounting for the remaining 53% or 97 students. Women for the third time in the past five years make up a majority of the class accounting for 53% or 95 students. Men account for the remaining 47% or 86 students in the class. Ethnic minorities account for 23% or 42 students, while first-generation students account for 16% or 30 students. The average GPA for this year’s class is 3.74 and its average MCAT is 515.

The New York Times: School Closures in the Spring Saved Lives,...

August 4, 2020

Katherine Auger, MD, Cincinnati Children’s physician and UC associate professor of pediatrics, and Samir Shah, MD, Cincinnati Children’s physician and UC professor of pediatrics, are authors of a new COVID-19 study in the Journal of American Medical Association,. It found that closing schools across most of the U.S. in March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, likely reduced infections by 1 million and saved more than 40,000 people from dying due to the virus.

Sit up, raise the screen, pad the chair

July 28, 2020

Kermit Davis, PhD, conducted an ergonomic assessment of employees at the University of Cincinnati sending out an email survey to 4,500 faculty and staff after the coronavirus pandemic prompted the university to join many other employers across the nation in sending workers home to continue operations. The survey had 843 people complete it. As part of the study, 41 employees sent Davis photos of workers at home workstations for ergonomic review. This subset showed some trends and offered a glimpse into what many who work from home are encountering. The survey’s findings were recently published in the scholarly journal Ergonomics in Design.

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