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How Chaplains Are Helping People Deal with Existential Crises During a Pandemic

New study from Geila Rajaee

The majority of Americans say they are aware of chaplains and desire their services, yet few report previous experience with them in health care, according to a University of Michigan study. Lead author Geila Rajaee, a doctoral candidate at the U-M School of Public Health, discusses how chaplaincy is perceived in the U.S., and how that might be changing during the pandemic. Read more

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App Calculates Risk of Delaying Cancer Care During Pandemic

New research from Michigan Public Health

The University of Michigan’s OncCOVID app draws on global cancer and coronavirus data to create an individualized mortality risk assessment for receiving immediate versus delayed cancer treatment. Read more

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Pandemic Takeaway: Time To Waive GRE Requirement for Public Health Degrees

New research from Jess Millar

As colleges and universities have wrestled with the question of what to do about standardized entrance exams during COVID-19, several public health programs have found a temporary solution by waiving the requirement, says a University of Michigan doctoral student. Read more