Read article – Michael Calderwood, associate professor of medicine, is quoted on the need to get more people in the U.S. fully vaccinated now. He says, “We need to get over 90 percent of the U.S. population fully vaccinated, and that means individuals who have not yet stepped forward to be vaccinated need to really be encouraged. If we’re not even getting those first doses in, the boosters are going to have a muted effect.”
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Read article – Laura Tafe, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, was elected president of the Association for Molecular Pathology.
Read article – Continued coverage of Mary Brunette, associate professor of psychiatry, being named the mental health professional of the year by the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The award is given annually to a mental health professional who goes above and beyond for those affected by mental illness and suicide. (Picked up by Foster’s Daily Democrat.)
Read article – Michael Calderwood, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article reporting that as many as 60,000 New Hampshire residents are overdue for their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. “Data from Public Health England have reported protection of only 33% after a single dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine,” Calderwood said.
Read article – Michael Calderwood, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in an article on disparities in vaccination rates in New Hampshire. “We have vaccinated Americans and we have unvaccinated Americans and the rules are different,” he said. “The risk is real, and still present for those who are unvaccinated.”
Read article – Dartmouth research on the influence that “screen time” has on the sleep habits of babies found that screen usage is associated with less sleep at night, particularly for babies who view television and DVDs.
Read article – Lisa Adams, associate dean for global health and professor of medicine, is quoted in an article on the incidence of COVID-19 infections in fully vaccinated people. “We know there are and will be some breakthrough infections in individuals who are vaccinated – at least until we get to a point where there is very little virus circulating,” Adams said. “The good news is that their illness should be very mild.”
Read article – Keith Loud, chair and associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted in an article on the American Rescue Plan, new federal legislation that expands the child care tax credit. “We know the power of benefit of child health and well-being that comes from the spending we’ve heard on early childhood education, good nutrition, addressing the toxic stress of not being able to pay your bills in general,” Loud said.
Read article – Michael Calderwood, associate professor of medicine, is quoted in a report linking a rare autoimmune disorder, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, with Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. “Similar to what we were seeing back in April with the warnings on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine related to thrombosis and thrombocytopenia, the numbers are very small,” Calderwood said. “So, not to dismiss them, but we have to find the balance between what is a very rare side effect and what is the benefit from the vaccine itself.”
Read article – Mary Brunette, associate professor of psychiatry, has been named the mental health professional of the year by the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.