Reflecting the diversity of activity within our division, our faculty have been responding to the COVID-19 crisis according to their varied strengths.
Dr. John Choe, associate professor and associate program director for the UW Internal Medicine Residency Program, wrote about his first two weeks attending on patients during the pandemic for the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Joshua Liao, assistant professor, wrote the editorial “Math in the Time of Coronavirus” for Annals of Internal Medicine: Fresh Look. He also co-wrote “Respiratory Disease and Racism Have Reared Their Ugly Heads with COVID-19” for the same publication.
Dr. Douglas Paauw, professor and director of Medicine Student Programs, wrote “Dr. Douglas Paauw Reflects on Practicing in the COVID-19 World” for MDedge Internal Medicine.
Dr. Elisabeth Poorman was interviewed for articles on NPR and in US News & World Report. Additionally, she was on the panel organized by the American College of Physicians, “COVID-19: Practical Advice and Support from Internists on the Front Lines.” Held on March 30, 2020, participants from over sixty countries attended remotely.
UW Medicine has set up an emergency response to COVID-19 fund where people can donate supplies, make a gift, or offer words of encouragement. One such gift was a $50,000 gift from an anonymous donor “in honor of Dr. Christopher J. Wong [associate professor] and all the other heroes on the front line.”
Find more information about UW Medicine’s COVID-19 response.