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Articles by Rahma Ibrahim (32)

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Thanksgiving, Travel and Testimony

COVID-19 Updates, Multimedia, News, Podcasts, Science & Research

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Thanksgiving, Travel and Testimony

November 20, 2020 1 comment

On this bonus episode of The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha, Dean of the School of Public Health at Brown University, Dr. Jha provides advice for managing COVID-19 over Thanksgiving.

Brown researchers from the Dawson lab identify a protein as a potential target to treat enlarged chemoresistant cancer cells.

Science & Research

Brown researchers pinpoint protein important to enlarged, chemoresistant cancer cells

November 16, 2020 0 comments

A team of University researchers has proposed a new potential target for cancer treatments. The researchers identified the target — a structural protein known as vimentin — by observing a connection between a subset of cancer cells’ aggressiveness and their reliance on this protein for travel throughout the body.

THE COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: The Future of Pfizer’s Vaccine and President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team

COVID-19 Updates, News, Podcasts, Science & Research

THE COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: The Future of Pfizer’s Vaccine and President-Elect Biden’s Transition Team

November 13, 2020 0 comments

Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the aftermath of the 2020 Election and President-Elect Joe Biden’s announcement of a COVID-19 Task Force. Dr. Jha also walks us through news from Pfizer that the company may have a highly effective vaccine in the development.

Jha began his role Sept. 1, and is the former faculty director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He has been a recurring figure in national media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

News, University News

Dean Jha on increasing COVID-19 cases: ‘We have to watch this carefully’

November 8, 2020 0 comments

Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha spoke with The Herald to reflect on how colder temperatures are increasing the prevalence of indoor activities and impacting COVID-19 cases, the rise in cases at the University, Governor Raimondo’s new public health restrictions and the implications of the 2020 election.

The University has seen an increase in applications for childcare subsidies from faculty due to the impact of the pandemic and the shift to virtual learning.

News, Science & Research

‘This is a very challenging time’: Teaching, researching, parenting amid COVID-19

November 8, 2020 0 comments

As students log onto Zoom to watch their professors lecture, faculty’s children also slink behind screens, their needs posing challenges to faculty’s academic and research responsibilities. 

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Voting, Lockdowns and Case Counts

COVID-19 Updates, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Voting, Lockdowns and Case Counts

October 30, 2020 0 comments

On the eve of Halloween, Dr. Ashish Jha joins The Herald’s COVID Pod team to discuss the implications of the Nov. 3 presidential election and how to safely exercise the right to vote. Dr. Jha also touches on the lockdowns occurring in multiple European countries and what that means for the United States.

Dean Jha discusses the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island, lab-based outbreaks and the Rhode Island COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Science & Research

Dean Jha: ‘It’s really critical that we take a moment and just reflect’

October 26, 2020 0 comments

Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha spoke with The Herald Oct. 23 to reflect on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past week.

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccine Trials, Group Gatherings and Flu Shots

COVID-19 Updates, News, Podcasts

The COVID Pod with Dr. Ashish Jha: Vaccine Trials, Group Gatherings and Flu Shots

October 18, 2020 0 comments

In the inaugural episode of “The COVID Pod with Ashish Jha,” The Brown Daily Herald’s Editor-in-Chief Colleen Cronin ’21 joins Dean of the School of Public Health Ashish Jha to discuss the national news surrounding ongoing vaccine trials, President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and the risk of group gatherings.

Students living on and off-campus are completing asymptomatic COVID-19 tests at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center or One Davol Square and symptomatic tests at the Health Services unit at Minden Hall.

News, Science & Research

From Brown to Broad and back again: the journey of the COVID-19 swab test samples

October 4, 2020 0 comments

Each week, the University and its testing partners process over 10,000 samples, most of which are collected on campus, then shipped beyond the state to laboratories in Massachusetts. Despite the distance, results circle back to students in about a day.

The University’s COVID-19 dashboard shows data on the small number of Brown community members who tested positive since the testing program began on August 24.

News, Science & Research

Comparing Brown’s COVID-19 positivity rate to other college campuses

September 17, 2020 2 comments

Out of over 23,000 asymptomatic COVID-19 tests administered at the University since the beginning of its academic-year testing program Aug. 24, under 0.1 percent have come back positive. 14 total cases have arisen out of over 6,000 people enrolled in the testing program, yielding a prevalence rate of 0.2 percent. 

Multimedia by Rahma Ibrahim (1)