First-of-its-Kind Personalized ‘COVID-19 Risk Score’ Launches to Enable Safer Re-opening and Return to Work Plans

Coriell Life Sciences is rolling out a new tool in the fight against COVID-19: personalized COVID-19 Risk Scores designed to enable safer re-opening and return to work plans (especially given the recent release of the CDC guidelines for re-opening).

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New Data-Driven Approach for Communities At Risk for Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

A Maryland Taskforce on Vulnerable Populations for COVID-19 this week began implementing a data-driven approach to identifying communities and individuals at highest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19. They are using this data and mapping to guide the deployment of outreach and resources to vulnerable populations including homeless, elderly living in congregate dwellings and those with limited healthcare access.
This is a unique approach to battling COVID-19 that could be adopted nationally.

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SHE Center at Dana-Farber and Silverberry Genomix form SHE Biobank, a Population Health Initiative for Research and Education

Dana-Farber and Silverberry Genomix launch the SHE Biobank initiative — a long-term study to investigate the impact of genetic predisposition and environmental exposure to development of disease.

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Mount Sinai Health System Appoints Niyum Gandhi as New Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Gandhi, who has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai since 2015, succeeds Donald Scanlon, who will step down from his position later this year and will assist with the transition.

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Can the state of Alabama conquer its biggest health challenges? It’s a Grand Challenge, and one state university is determined to prevail

For far too long, Alabama’s residents have seen their health statuses languish when compared to those of other states. Often, Alabama is a punchline when it comes to obesity, diabetes and the overall health of its people. But the consequences, unfortunately, are counted in decreased quality of life, increased health costs and lives lost — hardly a laughing matter.

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Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

The New Jersey Population Health Cohort Study, now in the design phase, will collect biometrics, survey responses and other granular data over time on major outcomes such as stress, resilience, trauma and cognitive function from a broad cross-section of the population across multiple generations, with additional targeting of low-income residents and diverse immigrant groups.

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UCI’s Oladele Ogunseitan joins executive team of USAID-funded global health project

A University of California, Irvine public health professor hailed for his international research achievements is part of an $85 million effort to detect and respond to the threat of infectious diseases on a global scale. UC Presidential Chair Oladele “Dele” Ogunseitan has joined the executive team of the One Health Workforce – Next Generation project, which is based at UC Davis’ One Health Institute and supported by the U.

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UW names population health building after Swedish physician and ‘very serious possibilist’ Hans Rosling

Hans Rosling — a Swedish doctor, statistician, author and professor — will be a name associated with the University of Washington’s transformative work in population health. Today, the UW Board of Regents approved naming the $230 million building under construction on UW’s Seattle campus the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health.

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How Intermountain Healthcare Is Making Care More Affordable

“We have a crisis in American healthcare right now,” Dr. Harrison said. “Healthcare is unaffordable. The existing healthcare system is oriented toward driving volume. As an industry we do too many things to too many people that they really don’t need, which hurts them economically, and sometimes physically. But Intermountain has a great history of innovation and together we can drive change.” – Dr. Marc Harrison.

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