Wexner Medical Center

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
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Ohio State University researchers will form a dedicated center to study the long-term effects of COVID-19, thanks to a $10 million federal grant. 

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
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An unexplained illness in the United Kingdom has put a pause on the COVID-19 vaccine trial that Ohio State was slated to help administer.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
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Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center will participate in a clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine developed by researchers at the University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

Leon McDougle is the newest leader of the association that seeks to shrink health disparities among African Americans.
Ohio State University

An Ohio State University professor is now leading the nation’s oldest association of Black doctors.

Updated: 4:41 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine got a call from President Trump Friday afternoon after missing out on a meeting with the president Thursday.

“I appreciated that very much,” DeWine said. “He wanted to see how I was doing and he said he had been told last night by the Secret Service that I actually tested negative. So, he was just calling to see how I was getting along. We had a good, good conversation.”

A medical professional performs the COVID-19 test at a drive up testing site in Merrillville, Indiana.
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After working as a legal observer at recent protests, local attorney Adam Vincent got tested a few weeks ago, with his results coming back negative. But recently, he started experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, so he wanted to get tested again.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
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Federal authorities have accused an Ohio State University researcher and professor of funneling federally funded research to China.

Two F-16s and a KC-135 with the 121st Air Refueling Wing of the Ohio National Guard conduct a flyby near the Wexner Medical Center.
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The Ohio Air National Guard conducted a flyby Wednesday over several Columbus-area hospitals to honor the work of health care professionals, first responders, military personnel, and other essential workers during the pandemic. 

Teams from the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center distribute care kits to stop COVID-19.
The Ohio State University

This week, Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center plans to hand out thousands of community care kits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable areas of Franklin County.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
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The Ohio State University Nurses Organization filed a complaint alleging that thousands of workers at the Wexner Medical Center have experienced hazardous coronavirus exposure.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
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While Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center currently serves nearly 140 COVID-19 patients, the adjacent rehabilitation hospital is not seeing any spike.

Dr. Sitaramesh Emani holds the Bellerophon INOpulse delivery system that helps COVID-19 patients breathe.
Courtesy of Dr. Sitaramesh Emani

A new clinical trial at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center aims to improve coronavirus outcomes by using inhaled nitric oxide. 

Inside a hospital "room" for coronavirus patients at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,999 people, or about 17%, of Ohio's confirmed coronavirus cases, are health care workers. The Ohio Nurses Association, a union representing 8,000 nurses across the state, says it wants details on where those cases are located.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
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On the third Friday every March, medical students around the country learn where they’ll spend their residency. But instead of a ballroom filled with hundreds of students and family members, this year, Ohio State Medical School dean James Rocco found himself in a mostly empty lecture hall, addressing students over the internet.

More coronavirus testing and more protective masks will soon be available statewide as Ohio officials work to continue flattening Ohio’s COVID-19 curve. 

At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine also announced further steps towards easing the essential businesses order.

Dozens of confirmed COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the state in just the last few days, with confirmed cases now reported in 87 of Ohio’s 88 counties.