MEDICINE@BROWN: Connecting in a Crisis

Among the hardest-hit demographics during the Covid-19 pandemic has been nursing homes, or long-term care facilities, and the way the virus can spread unchecked in these facilities has led to a tightening of access for friends, family, and loved ones.

This isolation for long-term care residents can be difficult. So when Benjamin Gallo Marin MD’23 received a call from two Princeton alumni about a nationwide effort, Connect for Covid-19, he knew right away he wanted to help. But the effort, which collects and redistributes smartphones for isolated Covid-19 patients, had already been so successful in Rhode Island that the state's hospitals had reached their goals.

Marin, however, knew there were other affected groups who could benefit.

Read the full story on the Medicine@Brown website