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FEMS Microbiol Lett ; 368(18)2021 10 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1569696

ABSTRACT

With more than one academic year into the pandemic, it is timely to consider the lessons we learnt, and how they could shape education in the future. Papers from around the globe, reflecting on the directions we took and could take, were published in the FEMS Microbiology Letters virtual Thematic Issue 'Educating in a pandemic and beyond' in October 2021. Its content is reviewed here to facilitate discussions within the professional community. Online platforms and tools, that allowed a rapid emergency response, are covered, as well as enhancing student engagement, complementing and blending in-person activities with online elements for more flexible and accessible learning opportunities, the need for educator training, and improving science literacy overall and microbiology literacy specifically. As we go forward, in order to benefit from blended and flexible learning, we need to select our approaches based on evidence, and mindful of the potential impact on learners and educators. Education did not only continue during the pandemic, but it evolved, leading us into the future.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Education , Education/organization & administration , Education/standards , Education/trends , Humans , Learning , Science/education , Students , Teaching/trends
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Heredity (Edinb) ; 125(6): 431-436, 2020 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1327195

ABSTRACT

Student career aspirations are directly linked to the careers that they are exposed to and the esteem that they are given in society. Where schools are located in areas with low visibility of scientific careers this will have an impact on student aspirations. This project is demonstrating that aspirations can be altered by engaging 16-18-year-old A level biologists in sustained research. A total of 20 students from schools across Jersey are attempting to sequence the chloroplast genomes from daffodils that they have collected from non-cultivated locations using Oxford Nanopore Technologies' MinION. Despite site closures due to COVID-19 control measures, the project has developed insight into different scientific careers through experience and ownership of the entire project pipeline. This project demonstrates an opportunity for schools and academics to collaborate to further science and potentially improve student outcomes.


Subject(s)
Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Education/trends , Pandemics , Plants/genetics , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Adolescent , Betacoronavirus/pathogenicity , COVID-19 , Coronavirus Infections/virology , Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/virology , SARS-CoV-2 , Students
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J Neuroimmune Pharmacol ; 16(3): 519-530, 2021 09.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1283811

ABSTRACT

This brief report collects the program and abstracts of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology (SNIP) COVID-19 Virtual Workshop held on April 9, 2021. The workshop consisted of four symposia: Symposium 1: Molecular approaches to COVID-19 pathogenesis and underlying mechanisms; Symposium 2: Therapeutic and vaccine approaches to COVID-19; Symposium 3: Early Career Investigator talks; and Symposium 4: Diversity and Inclusion SNIP Committee (DISC) program: Well-being and reflections. The workshop also featured four special talks on COVID-19 and funding opportunities from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA); COVID-19 and funding opportunities from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA); opportunities from NIH for early career investigator (ECI) fellows; and neurologic and psychiatric complications of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Presenters included NIH officials, SNIP members, and non-member scientists whose abstracts were submitted and accepted for inclusion in the virtual event hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center via Zoom webinar. A special theme issue of SNIP's official journal, the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology (JNIP), will collect select papers from the workshop along with other related manuscripts in a special theme issue titled "Neuroimmune Pharmacology of SARS-CoV-2."


Subject(s)
COVID-19/drug therapy , COVID-19/immunology , Education/trends , Neuroimmunomodulation/immunology , Societies, Scientific/trends , Antiviral Agents/administration & dosage , Antiviral Agents/immunology , Education/methods , Humans , Immunologic Factors/administration & dosage , Immunologic Factors/immunology , Neuroimmunomodulation/drug effects
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Disaster Med Public Health Prep ; 14(3): e11-e12, 2020 Jun.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-950748

ABSTRACT

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can spread from one person to person. This virus is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Iran's novel coronavirus cases reached 17,361 on 17 March, while death toll reached approximately 1,135. Its first death was officially announced on 20 February 2020 in Qom. The 2019 coronavirus pandemic has affected educational systems around the world, Also in Iran, and led to the closure of face to face courses in schools and universities. Therefore, virtual education can be seen as a turning point in education of these days in Iran.


Subject(s)
Coronavirus Infections/prevention & control , Education/methods , Pandemics/prevention & control , Pneumonia, Viral/prevention & control , Virtual Reality , COVID-19 , Coronavirus Infections/psychology , Coronavirus Infections/transmission , Education/trends , Humans , Iran , Pneumonia, Viral/psychology , Pneumonia, Viral/transmission , Psychological Distance , Teaching/psychology , Teaching/standards
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Int J Cardiol ; 324: 131-138, 2021 02 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-893924

ABSTRACT

Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is a form of acute myocardial inflammation leading to rapid-onset hemodynamic instability due to cardiogenic shock or life-threatening arrhythmias. As highlighted by recent registries, FM is associated with high rates of death and heart transplantation, regardless of the underlying histology. Because of a paucity of evidence-based management strategies exists for this disease, an International workshop on FM was held in Wuhan, China, in October 2019, in order to share knowledge on the disease and identify areas of consensus. The present report highlights both agreements and controversies in FM management across the world, focusing the attention on areas of opportunity, FM definition, the use of endomyocardial biopsy and viral identification on heart specimens, treatment algorithms including immunosuppression and the timing of circulatory support escalation. This report incorporates the most recent recommendations from national and international professional societies. Main areas of interest and aims of future prospective observational registries and randomized controlled trials were finally identified and suggested.


Subject(s)
COVID-19/epidemiology , Disease Management , Education/methods , Internationality , Myocarditis/epidemiology , COVID-19/therapy , China/epidemiology , Education/trends , Heart Failure/epidemiology , Heart Failure/therapy , Humans , Myocarditis/therapy
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J Transcult Nurs ; 32(2): 180-185, 2021 03.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-736333

ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic has radically changed the future of study abroad, yet students require the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide care for diverse cultures across geographical boundaries. The purpose of this article is to facilitate innovative learning opportunities in order to meet global health competencies in the physical or virtual classroom when study abroad is not feasible. APPROACH: Based on a review of published literature related to global health competencies and nursing over the last decade, a description of suggested global learning activities is provided. RESULTS: Few research publications exist to describe activities for meeting global health competencies when travel abroad is restricted. The proposed activities provide a foundation to address the gap in literature and to establish a trajectory for future research. DISCUSSION: The challenge is to demonstrate evidence of global health competency attainment when students are confined to their local community.


Subject(s)
Clinical Competence/standards , Education/methods , Global Health/standards , International Educational Exchange/trends , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/psychology , Cultural Competency/education , Education/standards , Education/trends , Global Health/trends , Humans , Pandemics/prevention & control
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Acta Orthop ; 91(6): 627-632, 2020 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-690404

ABSTRACT

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on global healthcare systems, has drastically affected patient care, and has had widespread effects upon medical education. As plans are being devised to reinstate elective surgical services, it is important to consider the impact that the pandemic has had and will continue to have on surgical training. We describe the effect COVID-19 has had at all levels of training in the UK within trauma and orthopaedics and evaluate how training might change in the future. We found that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted trainees within trauma and orthopaedics at all levels of training. It had led to reduced operative exposure, cancellations of examinations and courses, and modifications to speciality recruitment and annual appraisals. This cohort of trainees is witnessing novel methods of delivering orthopaedic services, which will continue to develop and become part of routine practice even once the pandemic has resolved. It will be important to observe the extent to which the rapid changes currently being introduced will impact the personal health, safety, and career progression of current trainees.


Subject(s)
COVID-19 , Communicable Disease Control/methods , Delivery of Health Care , Education, Medical , Education , Organizational Innovation , Orthopedics , COVID-19/epidemiology , COVID-19/prevention & control , Delivery of Health Care/organization & administration , Delivery of Health Care/trends , Education/organization & administration , Education/trends , Education, Medical/methods , Education, Medical/organization & administration , Education, Medical/trends , Humans , Models, Educational , Orthopedic Procedures/trends , Orthopedics/education , Orthopedics/organization & administration , SARS-CoV-2 , United Kingdom
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Dig Dis Sci ; 65(8): 2161-2163, 2020 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-591929

ABSTRACT

Many GI training programs have needed to adjust to the serious disruption to the training and education of fellows worldwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A silent problem that has arisen within programs is the issue of burnout among their trainees. Burnout is common among gastroenterologists, especially in fellows (Keswani et al. in Gastroenterology 147(1):11-14, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.gastro.2014.05.023 , Am J Gastroenterol 106(10):1734-1740, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2011.148 ), with negative consequences to patient care and the safety of the trainees if not effectively dealt with. In this article, the author describes several additional factors potentially contributing to the intensifying burnout of the fellows in their home institution during this pandemic. Moreover, he describes specific practical interventions that the hospital and program have taken in order to address these factors.


Subject(s)
Burnout, Psychological , Coronavirus Infections/epidemiology , Education , Gastroenterology/education , Internship and Residency , Pneumonia, Viral/epidemiology , Betacoronavirus , Burnout, Psychological/etiology , Burnout, Psychological/prevention & control , COVID-19 , Education/ethics , Education/organization & administration , Education/trends , Ethics, Institutional , Fellowships and Scholarships/methods , Gastroenterologists/psychology , Humans , Internship and Residency/methods , Internship and Residency/organization & administration , Internship and Residency/trends , Pandemics , SARS-CoV-2
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