February 5, 2021

Family Medicine Team Joins CDC In Coalition for Campus Safety

Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS, lead investigator, joins members of over 60 institutions of higher learning, state and local public health departments, and youth in a project focused on campus safety during the pandemic.

Universities with mask mandates have high rates of correct mask use 86% wore masks 90% of those wore masks correctly,  with nose and chin covered. bit.ly/MMWR2521 CDC.GOV MMWR image of young man with backpack wearing cloth face mask correctly
From CDC MMWR article: Barrios LC, Riggs MA, Green RF, et al. Observed Face Mask Use at Six Universities — United States, September–November 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 5 February 2021. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7006e1

 

In a new COVID-19 public health stewardship project with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS, assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Michigan and her research team, will join a national coalition for public health safety across U.S. university and college campuses. The project brings together over 60 institutes of higher learning, county and state-level public health departments, and youth in each of those communities, with the goal of keeping campuses safe. Dr. Chang is joined in this collaboration by members of the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the Washtenaw County Health Department, and students from across the University of Michigan campus.

For more information, contact: tachang@med.umich.edu and see details from this CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)