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The Weekly Dose Archives

Welcome to the archives for our newsletter, The Weekly Dose! Each week, we will review one scientific article, summarizing the research, and providing key takeaways. Our goal in this endeavor is to make science understandable and accessible to all. Please browse our past issues below, and you can sign up to get our newsletter sent directly to your inbox.

This week we reviewed an important study looking at the relationship between mental health and nutrition. We have some great health and science articles to share, as well as a new project we’re working on with an existing client. Our Clinical Medicine Consultant, Dr. Ethan Chapin, is in the “Spotlight”.

This week we reviewed the results of a phase 3 trial for remdesivir as a treatment for Covid-19. We have some great articles from the previous week, as well as information about a free educational conference. Our Medical Informatics Consultant, Sukhpreet Pabla, is in the “Spotlight”.

This week we reviewed a study that discusses whether patients in the US opted out of seeking medical treatment for serious health concerns, out of fear of contracting Covid-19. Our podcast, Unbiased Science has launched, and our Director of Innovation, Ramon Llamas is in the “Spotlight”.

This week we reviewed a study that highlights the critical role of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the US healthcare system. We shared several important health and science articles, as well as an update on a project we’re doing for a private industry client. Our Administrative Services Manager, Montana Mullins, is in the “Spotlight”.

Our 10th issue! This week, we reviewed research conducted by scientists at Yale University that supports the use of saliva specimens in the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 as an alternative to nasopharyngeal swabbing. Communication Consultant, Dr. Izabela Aleksanderek, is in our “Employee Spotlight”. We have some updates on continued Covid education and courses that our team is participating in, as well as important articles you may have missed.

This week, we reviewed a research letter in JAMA, which assessed preliminary data from a second outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in China, this time in Beijing. Our latest “Employee Spotlight” features VSC Immunology and Microbiology Consultant, Dr. Andrea Love. We also have some big news about a project we’re launching!

This week, we took some time off so our team could complete a Covid-19 Contact Tracing course through The Johns Hopkins Public School of Health. Not to worry; we still have some great health and science articles for you to browse, and we’ll be back next week!!

In this week’s issue, we take a look at a study published in the journal American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology suggests that alcohol use in the early weeks of pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage. The latest “Employee Spotlight” features VSC’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Emma Hersh, MPA. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, and catch you up with the latest at VSC!

In this week’s issue, we take a look at the findings from a Research Letter published on July 7 in JAMA suggest that the varied stressors introduced by COVID-19 may be associated with an increase in severe psychological distress among US adults. This week’s “Employee Spotlight” features VSC’s Senior Data Analyst, Dany Guerendo Christian, MA, PMP. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, plus what’s new at VSC!

This week we look at a new article published in Age and Aging that looks at what factors stimulate the early-retirement decision among older workers who suffer from chronic health conditions. This week’s “Employee Spotlight” features VSC’s Senior Consultant, Dr. Nina Alesci. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, plus what’s new at VSC!

The 4th issue of Weekly Dose analyzes the study “Early evidence from a clinical trial of a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine” published in The Lancet. This week’s “Employee Spotlight” features VSC’s Managing Consultant, Dr. Miriam Ryvicker. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, plus what’s new at VSC!

We take a look at A Research Letter published this week in JAMA suggests that a large majority of patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19 continue to experience symptoms an average of 60 days after symptom onset. In this week’s “Employee Spotlight” we meet VSC’s Co-Founder and President, Dr. Bill Gallo. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, and what’s new at VSC!

This issue covers an article published this week in The Lancet that suggests that only about 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies to Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This week’s “Employee Spotlight” features VSC’s Co-Founder & CEO, Dr. Jessica Steier. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, plus what’s happening at VSC this week!

In our very first issue, we look at a new article in the journal Science suggests that properly fitted face masks and effective physical distancing are important to reducing the spread of Sars-CoV-2. We also have links to some important articles you may have missed in the past week, plus more info about VSC, and what we do.

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