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  • Whiteside Program Director, Marilyn Odean, Co-Authors Results from RECOVER Study on Prevention & Attenuation of COVID-19
  • Whiteside Program Director, Marilyn Odean, Co-Authors Results from RECOVER Study on Prevention & Attenuation of COVID-19

    Results from the RECOVER study on the prevention and attenuation of COVID-19 were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “Prevention and Attenuation of Covid-19 with the BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccines.”

    The research project was led locally and collaboratively by co-authors, Marilyn Odean, MS, program director of the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, and Dr. Harmony Tyner, infectious diseases specialist at St. Luke’s Regional Health Care System. 

    The Prevention and Attenuation of COVID-19 research study involved 3,975 health care personnel, first responders, and other essential workers, the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 infection was 91% with full vaccination. The vaccines attenuated the viral RNA load, febrile symptoms, and illness duration among those who became infected despite vaccination.

    The network was initiated in July 2020 and participants were enrolled in six U.S. states: Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson, and other areas), Florida (Miami), Minnesota (Duluth), Oregon (Portland), Texas (Temple), and Utah (Salt Lake City).  

     
    Prevention and Attenuation of Covid-19 with the BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccines. 
    Mark G. Thompson, Ph.D., Jefferey L. Burgess, M.D., M.P.H., Allison L. Naleway, Ph.D., Harmony Tyner, M.D., M.P.H., Sarang K. Yoon, D.O., Jennifer Meece, Ph.D., Lauren E.W. Olsho, Ph.D., Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., C.P.H., Ashley L. Fowlkes, Sc.D., M.P.H., Karen Lutrick, Ph.D., Holly C. Groom, M.P.H., Kayan Dunnigan, M.P.H., Marilyn J. Odean, M.S., et al.|N Engl J Med 2021; 385:320-329

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The Whiteside Institute recognizes that health care professionals may have ideas for research projects but have not formally developed these ideas into a grant proposal. Members of the Whiteside Scientific Committee are available to discuss ideas and provide guidance in proposal development.

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