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Serving from a Distance: Medical Students Empowering Get Us PPE

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By Grace Jin, a blog writer at and health policy student at Yale University. Most medical students were sent home when Covid-19 first ravaged hospitals around the country, but many have sought ways to help their future colleagues remotely. Suhas Gondi, MD/MBA student at Harvard Medical School, felt that “GetUsPPE provided an avenue to contribute by helping to keep those on the front lines safe—even if I can't be beside them.” Gondi, along with Harvard medical students Adam Beckman and Tomi Ojo, joined GetUsPPE as some of its earliest volunteers and contributors to the grassroots effort. Other current and...
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Dr. Ryan Padgett and his wife Connie speak with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres through a video chat as Ellen tells Dr. Padgett that she has donated $20,000 to GetUsPPE in his honor

Ellen donates $20,000 to Get Us PPE in honor of ER doctor who recovered from COVID-19

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By Ton La, Jr. and Grace Jin Ellen DeGeneres, host of the Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003, has made a $20,000 donation in the name of Dr. Ryan Padgett, an Emergency Physician at Evergreen Health Medical Center.  Dr. Padgett has worked as a doctor for 17 years and has treated over 40,000 patients. He contracted COVID-19 in March and successfully fought off the virus after being placed on a ventilator and suffering from multi-system organ failure. Dr. Padgett ultimately recovered after being put on ECMO, a life support machine, and receiving an experimental chemotherapy-type drug.  “People in healthcare are the...
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