Category: COVID-19

Members of the St. Jude Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team gather for a photo outside the hospital.

Employee volunteers aid St. Jude contact tracing team in fight against COVID-19

Posted by Destiny Hinton | Sep 2, 2021

The St. Jude Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team has been working to keep the St. Jude campus safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Stronger Together

Connections with colleagues: A St. Jude pediatric psychologist has renewed appreciation for an overlooked benefit of interdisciplinary collaboration.

Posted by Elyse Heidelberg, PsyD | Jul 5, 2021

A pediatric psychologist expresses gratitude for interdisciplinary collaboration, which elevates patient care and provider well-being.

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Compassion

Compassionate connections: Providing end-of-life care to patients and families during COVID-19

Posted by Anna Jones, PhD | Jul 1, 2021

A St. Jude psychologist who provided supportive end-of-life care during the pandemic shares recommendations for making compassionate connections with patients and families.

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hands holding letters that spell support.

Voices from the front line: Maintaining connections to help the helpers

Posted by Niki Jurbergs, PhD | Jun 29, 2021

Niki Jurbergs, PhD, the director of the St. Jude Psychology Clinic, and other psychosocial staff used their skills to conduct an array of COVID-19 employee-support programs, thereby boosting the well-being of helpers and helping to ensure that patients and families continue to receive excellent care.

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COVID-19 vaccine working group

Advocating globally for a COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by Miguela Caniza, MD, MPH | Apr 30, 2021

It’s essential to provide an accurate, science-based website for vaccine information. The St. Jude Global COVID-19 Working Group plans to provide accurate COVID-19 information, including answering questions and providing vaccine news as it emerges.

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COVID-19 virus model, with spike proteins

Five things to know about COVID vaccines

Posted by Paul Thomas, PhD | Apr 5, 2021

No matter what kind of COVID vaccine someone receives, your immune system is primed to fight the virus. Here are 5 things you need to know.

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Cancer care during a pandemic: What we learned prepares us for the next emergency

Cancer care during a pandemic: What we learned prepares us for the next emergency

Posted by Dylan Graetz, MD, MPH | Apr 2, 2021

The pandemic exposed shortcomings in health care. But this study revealed more than expected in this type of children’s treatment.

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Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, is director of the St. Jude Hospitalist Medicine Program, which provides patients with around-the-clock care when their primary St. Jude oncologists are not available.

In the hospital of the future, hospitalists will have ‘day jobs’

Posted by Gary Bridgman | Mar 18, 2021

Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, and her Hospitalist Program team provide patients with around-the-clock care when their primary oncologists are not available. At St. Jude, this relatively new field has transformed from a staffing solution into a rewarding faculty-track program.

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What a virologist says about controlling a pandemic

What a virologist says about controlling a pandemic

Posted by Richard Webby, PhD | Feb 19, 2021

New Zealand's methods for controlling a pandemic not only also virtually stopped the flu, it gave insights to controlling future pandemics.

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COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Infectious disease and virus experts weigh in

COVID-19 vaccine FAQ: Infectious disease and virus experts weigh in

Posted by Diego R. Hijano, MD, MSc | Feb 17, 2021

Just how effective are COVID vaccines? Should you get one? A virologist and an infectious diseases physician have answers to those questions and more.

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