Dr. Manisha Juthani, Yale School of Medicine

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Here is Renee's interview with Dr. Manisha Juthani, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Yale School of Medicine and Infectious Diseases specialist at Yale Medicine.

She highlights the importance of vaccinations and discusses questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Listen here:

About Dr. Manisha Juthani

Dr. Juthani is an Infectious Diseases physician at Yale School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, attended Cornell University Medical College, completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Campus, and was a Chief Resident at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She arrived at Yale School of Medicine in 2002 for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training and joined the full-time faculty in 2006. She assumed the role of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director in 2012. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been instrumental in leading the ID efforts at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital.

Her federally funded research has focused on infections in older adults, specifically urinary tract infections and pneumonia. Most notably, she was the Principal Investigator of an R01-funded research project that resulted in the 2016 JAMA publication entitled, “Effect of Cranberry Capsules on Bacteriuria Plus Pyuria Among Older Women in Nursing Homes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” This publication received widespread attention in the lay press, including The New York Times and CNN to name a few, and achieved an Almetric Attention Score of 1546, placing it in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric. In December 2016, The New Yorker identified this research as one of the most notable medical findings of 2016, and Dr. Juthani was interviewed and featured in the GeriPal and Gastropod podcasts. Additionally, in her parallel work with pneumonia prevention, she was the first author on the 2015 Clinical Infectious Diseases publication entitled, “A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial of a Multicomponent Intervention Protocol for Pneumonia Prevention Among Nursing Home Elders.”

In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Juthani enjoys talking and writing about medical topics in the lay press. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been featured on CNN, WTNH, ABC's 20/20, CT Public Radio/NPR, BBC's News Hour, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and CGTN. Her written pieces have been featured in The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, and Next Avenue. Her most recent area of research interest is at the interface of infectious diseases and palliative care, specifically the role of antibiotics at the end of life. Additional areas of interest include antibiotic resistant organisms, the emergence and spread of resistant organisms, hospital epidemiology, and medical education.

Connecticut Vaccine Appointment Assist Line 12 Hours per Day/7 Days a Week

Working in partnership with the state Department of Public Health (DPH), the United Way of Connecticut has announced plans to immediately expand availability and access to vaccine scheduling through the state’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line.

  • Scheduling available seven days per week 
  • Scheduling occurs between 8a.m. - 8p.m. each day 
  • Minimal wait times 
  • Appointments being booked at 12 locations across the state 
  • Up to 10,000 appointments per week 
  • 125 contact specialists trained and answering appointment calls 
  • The phone number to call for vaccination scheduling is: 877-918-2224.

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