N3C Data Enclave now includes data from more than 1 million COVID-positive patients

The National COVID Cohort Collaborative (N3C) Data Enclave is a one-of-a-kind collection of clinical data that the research community can use to study COVID-19 and identify potential treatments. It now has data derived from electronic health records of more than 4 million people, including more than 1 million patients who tested positive for COVID-19. Researchers […]

Anti-Depressant may help treat COVID-19 (Links to an external site)

FLUVOXAMINE—SHOWN IN THE MOLECULAR FORMULA

In a preliminary study of COVID-19 patients with mild-to-moderate disease who were attempting to recover in their homes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have found that the anti-depressant drug fluvoxamine seems to prevent some of the most serious complications of the illness, and makes hospitalization and the need for supplemental oxygen less likely.

Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE, elected to the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Board of Directors

Joyce Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE

Joyce (Joy) Balls-Berry, PhD, MPE, Associate Professor of Neurology, Lead, Knight ADRC Health Disparities and Equity Core, Washington University in St. Louis, was recently elected to the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Board of Directors. The Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) was founded in 2009 to support the needs of the […]

Engaging special populations with community and investigator partnerships; ICTS provides framework for unique collaboration to develop and thrive

Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, (left) and Rev. Dr. Paulette Sankofa (right)

A Relationship Begins One could say she has community in her heart. Rev. Dr. Paulette Sankofa, EdD, grew up in the St. Louis West End and remembers the tight community connections, particularly among older adults that was commonplace at that time. It is this sense of community and respect for seniors instilled as a young […]