Professor Tracey Shors and graduating med student Paul Lavadera’s lives have been touched by the pandemic since their research began

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Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) student Paul Lavadera expected his career would put him on the front lines of dealing with medical emergencies. But he never could have imagined he’d be graduating during the biggest global pandemic in a century when he joined forces two years ago with Tracey Shors, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, on a study to find out whether aerobic exercise and meditation would reduce stress and improve the quality of life for medical students like him. Check out how these two have teamed up to provide insight on how using the stress-reducing technique taught to RWJMS students to help them each deal with the anxiety and uncertainty created by COVID-19. Click here for the entire article.