U of M Medical School faculty help lead new VA Lung Cancer Screening and Research Network

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (03/31/2021) — Two researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School, who also practice at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, join the Omaha VA Medical Center to lead the Upper Midwest VA Lung Cancer Screening and Research Network as part of a nationwide VA-funded Lung Precision Oncology Program (LPOP). The $4.5 million grant…

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Study identifies risk factors for COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and mortality among U.S. nursing home residents

Risks of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection for long-stay nursing home residents were mainly dependent on factors in their nursing homes and surrounding communities, according to a large study led by a researcher at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. By contrast, the study found that the risks of being hospitalized with, and of dying…

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