This update comes after Stanford announced vaccination requirements for all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on April 22. The decision to require vaccinations for faculty and staff was made following an increase in vaccine supply and appointment availability nationally, Drell wrote.
Seven-month-old Soren Good became the youngest participant in Stanford Medicine’s Pfizer vaccine trial on April 21. Soren is one of 144 children under five years old who will be vaccinated during Pfizer’s pediatric dose-finding study in the United States.
Ruben Abrica, vice mayor of East Palo Alto, said that the combination of these two factors has caused his community to be hit particularly hard by this pandemic, making vaccination a top priority.
Stanford researchers believe that this gel could be used to improve the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, leading to an enhanced immune response and potentially eliminating the need for storage at low temperatures.
The Daily sat down with Maya Adam ’04, the director of Stanford’s Health Media Innovation and leader of the Global Child Health Media Initiative. Her background includes a period of being a professional ballerina and a career in medicine, which informs several of her current initiatives at the intersection of art and health.
Yasser El-Sayed, division chief of maternal-fetal medicine, said the gift will be transformative for patient care, as well as for research.
The lead researcher Maria Polyakova and her team studied how secondary effects, such as job losses and interruptions to healthcare, could lead to disparities in mortality across different racial groups.
The vaccine, if successful, could be stored at less extreme temperatures than mRNA vaccines currently in use, creating opportunities for distribution in low-resourced settings.
Gambhir was known for having one of the brightest minds in medicine, fathering the field of molecular imaging and pioneering research in precision medicine and early cancer detection.
“COVID-19 has put medical students in a weird situation where we want to help, but are seen as a waste of limited PPE [personal protective equipment] in the hospital,” said Georgia Toal ’16, a second-year medical student.
Stanford researchers have launched a survey to document the impact of coronavirus on family caregivers and shed light on the experiences of parents, guardians and older siblings whose responsibilities have exponentially increased in the past few weeks.
Jacqueline Diep's initiative, the Big Homie Project, works with the Boys and Girls Club to show students from low-income backgrounds that they can achieve their dreams of becoming doctors.
Distrust and misinformation still surround the Ebola epidemic. Due to the disease's highly infectious nature, patients feel isolated and dehumanized.
The panel discussed issues including doctor-patient transparency, self-inflicted firearm injuries, public preparedness and mental health.