Patients fear routine eye care during pandemic, study finds

Kellogg Eye Center physician-researcher, Rajesh Rao, MD, collaborated with ophthalmologists from Emory University Medical School to study concerns patients have about safely getting treatment for their ongoing eye disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of this study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Ophthalmology, showed that doctors and clinics need to…

Taubman Scholars join colleagues to study rare neurological disease

Senior Taubman Scholar Henry Paulson and Taubman Emerging Scholar Sami Barmada are cited as experts in a recent ESPN article about a rare neurological disease. Five-year-old Morgan, the child of a Detroit Lions executive, is living with a rare, incurable neurological disease, beta-propeller protein-associated neurodegeneration, known as BPAN. Read the story here. The parents of…

Study: Pre-pregnancy weight loss may reduce maternal complications and provide long-term benefits to offspring

Ann Arbor — Women with obesity before and during pregnancy are at risk of more complications than leaner women, including hypertension, gestational diabetes and increased need for Caesarian delivery.  Their children also have an increased risk of obesity and other metabolic problems. Some of the risk in children may be due to programming of the…