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WCPO: Racial gap widens as COVID-19 pandemic continues

November 20, 2020

The Collaboration Network held a virtual conference on Racial and Health Inequities Exposed by COVID-19 featuring several presentations for the Cincinnati community including discussions or commentary from Andrew Beck, MD, a Cincinnati Children’s physician and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati; Karen Bankston, PhD, professor of emerita of the UC College of Nursing; and Amy Rule, MD, a Cincinnati Children’s physician and assistant professor of pediatrics at UC.

UC researchers tackle cardiomyopathy in the lab

November 14, 2020

Two investigators in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine present their research findings at the 2020 American Heart Association Virtual Scientific Sessions. Brittany Duncan, a doctoral student in molecular, cellular and biochemical pharmacology, is testing an investigational drug’s impact on diabetic cardiomyopathy in animal models. Her colleague, Sholeh Bazrafshan, MD, a visiting scholar, is examining the impact exercise-related stress can have on individuals who carry a genetic variant of a heart protein linked to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, commonly known as an enlarged heart.

Elastic-free face masks can help some with allergies stay safe...

November 13, 2020

A University of Cincinnati immunologist is recommending that individuals with contact dermatitis choose facial masks made without elastic or rubber that allow them to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19 while avoiding possible allergic reactions. Yashu Dhamija, MD, a first-year fellow in the UC Division of Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology, presented his findings in an abstract while discussing a medically challenging case at the virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) scientific meeting held November 13-15.

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