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Expert Exchange: UMKC Humanitarian Changes the World of HIV Research
Expert Exchange: UMKC Humanitarian Changes the World of HIV Research

Making the world a better place requires compassion, the ability to react to unique and challenging situations, and the courage to face what others fear. University of Miss…

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‘It Matters’: TMC Nurse Asks to Work 60-Hour Weeks to Help COVID-19 Patients
‘It Matters’: TMC Nurse Asks to Work 60-Hour Weeks to Help COVID-19 Patients

The middle-aged man lay dying of COVID-19 in the intensive care unit, only moments from his last, shallow breath. The ventilator was removed. His brain had already been hit…

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KU, KDHE Partner to Trace COVID-19 in Wastewater Treatment Plants
KU, KDHE Partner to Trace COVID-19 in Wastewater Treatment Plants

The University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are teaming up on an experiment to determine if the COVID-19 virus can be…

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Children’s Mercy Conducts Year Round Viral Disease Surveillance and Vaccine Studies in Children to Promote Public Health
Children’s Mercy Conducts Year Round Viral Disease Surveillance and Vaccine Studies in Children to Promote Public Health

Children’s Mercy Kansas City (CM-KC) has been a member of the CDC-sponsored multicenter New Vaccine Surveillance Network (KC-NVSN) since 2009 with Rangaraj Selvarangan (Dir…

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Lab in KU Medical Center Incubator Switches to Coronavirus Test to Meet Community Need
Lab in KU Medical Center Incubator Switches to Coronavirus Test to Meet Community Need

Sinochips Diagnostics, a private laboratory operating on the campus of the University of Kansas Medical Center, has tested more than 2,500 people for the coronavirus that c…

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‘Flying Blind’: Doctors Race to Understand What COVID-19 Means for People With HIV
‘Flying Blind’: Doctors Race to Understand What COVID-19 Means for People With HIV

Larry Pike has already survived one pandemic. The 76-year-old Seattle retiree has been living with HIV for 22 years. When Covid-19 hit Seattle, he grew worried. “Just like …

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