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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Newswise Coronavirus (COVID-19) News Wire 07-Apr-2020
 

This special edition of the Newswise Wires provides up-to-date news and experts on the developing coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19.

For more updates and resources on the coronavirus outbreak, see our Coronavirus Channel here.

Media Invited to Ask Qs - COVID-19 Update, April 9, 2020

A Panel of Experts will discuss: emergency preparedness, economic relief bill, healthcare workers safety, preventative measures

Where: Newswise Live event space on Zoom - https://newswiselive.zoom.us/j/7459578068

Registration for media, as well as colleagues from participating Newswise member institutions

This live event will also be recorded and transcribed for use by media and communicators after it is concluded.


07-Apr-2020


Impaired Immunity, Gene Expression May Explain Higher COVID-19 Risk in People with Diabetes

The behavior of previous coronaviruses together with physiological characteristics of diabetes may help explain why people with diabetes have a higher risk of developing COVID-19, a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

– American Physiological Society (APS)

American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism


A New Coronavirus Vaccine Designed to Meet a Global Demand

The fastest recipe for worldwide access to a coronavirus vaccine may be to build upon on an existing vaccine with an already established manufacturing and supply chain.

– Thomas Jefferson University


Researchers Working on Computational Models to Design Ways to Treat COVID-19

A team of Stony Brook University (SBU) researchers is working on computer models that could help speed the discovery of drugs to combat the novel coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. They are doing this work in collaboration with scientists at the U...

– Brookhaven National Laboratory


Cell-free biotech could drive COVID-19 therapeutics

A biomanufacturing company spun out of Cornell research is seeking to rapidly translate an antibody therapy against COVID-19 by using cell-free biotechnology based on glycoengineered bacteria. And it could scale up the production 10 times faster than...

– Cornell University


Dana-Farber scientists bring experience from SARS and MERS outbreaks to aid COVID-19 research

As scientists race to develop and test new treatments for COVID-19, Dana-Farber’s Wayne Marasco, MD, PhD, and his lab team are bringing one of the world’s most formidable resources to the effort: a “library” of 27 billion human antibodies aga...

– Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


Telehealth Services Rapidly Expand at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Amid COVID-19 Response

As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, it is imperative community networks, including health care systems, modify how they provide services. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has quickly adapted the way care is delivered to its patients and their ...

– Nationwide Children's Hospital


How to Help Loved Ones with Dementia Cope During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social isolation present unique challenges for more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Monica Townsend, training and consultation specialist at the Comprehensive ...

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Sanitizing N95 Masks with Alternatives Like UV Light; UNH Expert Offers Comment

With the number of COVID-19 cases expected to surge in the U.S. and N95 mask supplies dwindling, medical communities are desperately looking for alternative solutions for disinfecting masks that healthcare workers are being forced to reuse. Nationall...

Expert Available

– University of New Hampshire


Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19

The following are various story ideas regarding the COVID-19 illness. To interview experts in these tips or others at Johns Hopkins, contact JHMedia@jhmi.edu.

Expert Available

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

06-Apr-2020


HoloAnatomy goes remote, learning goes on during pandemic

For the first time, instead of working together on campus, all 185 first-year students from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine are using Microsoft HoloLens and the university’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software, despi...

– Case Western Reserve University

Embargo expired on 06-Apr-2020 at 09:30 ET


Simple, Low-Cost Ventilator Builds on Available Resuscitation Bags

A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances – and widely available in hospitals – has been designed by an international team of university researchers. The device, which is powered by a 12-volt motor, could...

– Georgia Institute of Technology

Embargo expired on 06-Apr-2020 at 09:00 ET


Mayo Clinic提供紧急指导,识别因超适应症治疗COVID-19而出现的药物诱发心源性猝死风险的患者

导致COVID-19的SARS-CoV-2病毒持续传播,在不到四个月的时间里导致全球超过20,000人死亡。COVID-19疫苗的研发工作正在进行中,但距离疫苗上市可能还需要12到18个月的时间。

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings


New Algorithm Aims to Protect Surgical Team Members Against Infection with COVID-19 Virus

Researchers have created an algorithm that aims to protect operating room team members who perform urgent and emergency operations from COVID-19.

– American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Journal of the American College of Surgeons


Surgical masks good for most COVID-19 treatment: McMaster

The N95 respirator masks should be preserved for health-care workers involved in inserting breathing tubes for patients with COVID-19. More common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatment, says preliminary research from McMaster Univer...

– McMaster University

Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses


Common Coronaviruses Are Highly Seasonal, with Most Cases Peaking in Winter Months

Four types of human coronaviruses that cause common respiratory infections are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza in the same population, according to a new study by University of Michigan School of Public Health researche...

– University of Michigan

Journal of Infectious Diseases


Link between air pollution and corona mortality in Italy could be possible

The world has been hit hard by coronavirus, and health services and authorities everywhere are struggling to reduce the spread, combat the disease and protect the population.

– Aarhus University

Environmental Pollution


BIDMC launches clinical trial to assess common anti-clotting medication for treatment of COVID-19-related respiratory failure

A team of physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a clinical trial to evaluate a common anti-clotting drug for the treatment of COVID-19-positive patients with ARDS. The newly launched trial follows ...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery


The four horsemen of the COVID-19 pandemic

It is clear that we must prioritize identifying and alleviating the conditions that made the Covid-19 pandemic possible.

– Singapore University of Technology and Design

BioEssays


Johns Hopkins Taps Twitter to Measure Success of Social Distancing

By comparing Twitter data from before and after the COVID-19 outbreak, Johns Hopkins University researchers found a profound impact on the movement of Americans – indicating social distancing recommendations are having an effect.

– Johns Hopkins University

Twitter Social Mobility Index


A guide to using nonmedical masks

There are some critical things to know about how to use a nonmedical mask correctly, because when used incorrectly, which is pretty easy to do, you could actually put yourself and others more at risk. Physicians at UTHealth break it all down.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston


Environmental engineers study fabrics, materials for face covers

ROLLA, Mo. – The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology decided to test a few c...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


K-12 Schools Relying on Educational Non-Profits to Keep Students Engaged During COVID-19 Pandemic

As K-12 schools across the country struggle to adjust to a new paradigm of virtual learning, educational non-profits like CFES Brilliant Pathwaysare playing a key role in keeping students engaged and preparing them for college and careers.

– CFES Brilliant Pathways


Penn Launches Trial to Evaluate Hydroxychloroquine to Treat, Prevent COVID-19

A new trial led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania will evaluate whether the drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can benefit people infected with COVID-19, as well as whether taking the drug preventatively may help people...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Link to Penn Website


Rush Testing Remdesivir as a Potential Treatment for COVID-19

Rush University Medical Center is participating in a new clinical trial to test the effectiveness of the drug remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

– Rush University Medical Center


NYU Langone Health Develops Novel Tracheostomy Approach to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Risk of “Super-Spreading” Procedures

Physicians at NYU Langone Health have developed a newer and perhaps safer approach to tracheostomy that addresses two important challenges: improve care for COVID-19 patients who require prolonged intubation and ventilator support, and reduce “supe...

– NYU Langone Health


Brookhaven Lab Mobilizes Resources in Fight Against COVID-19

Scientists and staff at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are marshalling their expertise, unique facilities, and other key resources in the battle against COVID-19.

– Brookhaven National Laboratory


Retina Specialists Urge Patients to Keep Critical Eye Appointments, Maintain Healthy Sight During COVID-19

Americans in many states across the country have been ordered to stay at home or shelter in place, mitigation efforts sorely needed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But orders that encourage social distancing do not prohibit patients from essenti...

– American Society of Retina Specialists


Researchers at Missouri S&T use social media to study COVID-19

As COVID-19 sweeps across the U.S. and the world, people have taken to social media with concerns, questions and opinions. Researchers at Missouri S&T are analyzing tens of millions of posts on Twitter in real time to show how attitudes toward the di...

– Missouri University of Science and Technology


Tested and Testing: UC San Diego Health Expands COVID-19 Diagnostics

UC San Diego Health makes measurable progress addressing COVID-19 testing shortage through multiple partnerships and rapidly growing in-house testing. Success has meant more testing for more patients, first responders and other health systems.

– University of California San Diego Health


Penn State engineer developing device that may be able to test for COVID-19

A point-of-care testing device that may help diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is under development by Weihua Guan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

– Penn State College of Engineering


Cornell aids NYS distillers in making hand sanitizer amidst pandemic

In the battle to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 40 craft distilleries in New York state have turned to making hand sanitizer with guidance from Cornell University.

– Cornell University


LifeBridge Health Virtual Hospital’s COVID-19 Tele-triage Program Sees Exponential Growth In First Weeks of Operation

With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), LifeBridge Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in Maryland, ramped up its tele-triage program to help reduce an overflow of concerned patients in the system’s emergency departments and ...

– LifeBridge Health


McKelvey Engineering staff creating face shields for health care workers

McKelvey Engineering staff are pitching in to create personal protective equipment for health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

– Washington University in St. Louis


How to Sleep Healthy During the Pandemic

Xue Ming, a professor of neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and a specialist in sleep disorders, talks about how COVID-19 is bringing new challenges to sleep cycles, how sleep helps the immune system fight inflammation, infection and di...

Expert Available

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


New mental health challenges for cancer patients during COVID-19

Benjamin Brewer, PsyD, is a University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator and health psychologist at the UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Here CU Cancer Center talks with Dr. Brewer about his patients’ ne...

Expert Available

– University of Colorado Cancer Center

04-Apr-2020


Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial

The FDA’s announcement Friday to approve convalescent serum therapy as a large-scale clinical trial opened the door for more patients to receive the potentially life-saving gift of a donor’s plasma.

– Houston Methodist


Salisbury University Leads University System of Maryland in Student Services During COVID-19

From $10 million in refunds processed in one week, to residence hall move-outs scheduled to emphasize social distancing, to definitive Commencement plans, to a Student Emergency Fund and more, Salisbury University is leading the University System of ...

– Salisbury University

03-Apr-2020


TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Media Invited to Ask Questions - COVID-19 Testing, Drug Discovery, Infectiousness, and more: Press Conference April 2, 2020

Media are invited to attend and ask questions at this Virtual Press Conference with a Newswise Live Expert Panel to discuss the COVID-19 crisis.

– Newswise


American Association of Endodontists Publishes ‘Characteristics of Endodontic Emergencies During COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan’

The AAE has published on its website a research article on COVID-19 and endodontic emergencies in Wuhan, China. The article is also being fast-track published on the Journal of Endodontics’ website, www.jendodon.com.

– American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Journal of Endodontics


Trial for Potential Coronavirus Treatment is Underway at Montefiore and Einstein

Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection.

– Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues

An international team led by University of British Columbia researcher Dr. Josef Penninger has found a trial drug that effectively blocks the cellular door SARS-CoV-2 uses to infect its hosts.

– University of British Columbia

Cell


COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity

Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States.

– Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Obesity


Patients with Parkinson's disease face unique 'hidden sorrows' related to the COVID-19

Experts writing in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease discuss potentially grave consequences for Parkinson's disease patients related to social distancing, but also opportunities like new avenues for research and initiatives that may offer positive h...

– IOS Press

Journal of Parkinson's Disease


Wearing surgical masks in public could help slow COVID-19 pandemic's advance

Surgical masks may help prevent infected people from making others sick with seasonal viruses, including coronaviruses, according to new research that could help settle a fierce debate spanning clinical and cultural norms.

– University of Maryland, College Park

Nature Medicine


New Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients With Fatal COVID-19

In a new study, researchers identified the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The study reports on commonalities of the largest group of coronavirus patient de...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine


Tip Sheet: Tracking COVID-19, protein design, TB vaccines, a new brain map and more

Summaries of recent Fred Hutch research findings with links for additional background and media contacts.

– Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


University of Kentucky Researchers Seek to Develop Antiviral Membrane Mask

University of Kentucky researcher Dibakar Bhattacharyya has the concept and the means to develop a medical face mask that would capture and deactivate the COVID-19 virus on contact.

– University of Kentucky


University of Kentucky Researchers Unite to Fight COVID-19

Researchers and faculty from multiple disciplines across the University of Kentucky are coming together as part of the global effort to treat, understand and eradicate COVID-19. A new workgroup within UK’s College of Medicine is bringing together e...

– University of Kentucky


Making a home among the stacks

Since transferring to WVU in fall 2017, Connecticut native Déja Fleury has found a home-away-from-home in Morgantown. Nearly three years later, the social work major is helping the local library feel more like home for its patrons.

– West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


UM researcher leads study on effective N95 mask decontamination during COVID-19 crisis

University of Manitoba clinician-scientists and their research partners at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) have identified effective standard hospital sterilization techniques that may enable in-demand N95 masks to be sterilized up ...

– University of Manitoba


Italians in COVID-19 Study More Willing to Remain in Isolation When Stay-at-Home Extensions Were Shorter than Expected

When Italians self-isolating during the COVID-19 outbreak were presented with a hypothetical situation in which orders to remain at home would be for shorter periods than they had expected, they were pleasantly surprised and said they would be more w...

– Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School


UCLA clinical trial tests anti-viral drug remdesivir and other therapies against COVID-19

UCLA Health is one of 75 sites around the globe participating in a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of a candidate anti-viral drug against COVID-19.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


Rutgers Cancer Institute Offers Clinical Trial Examining Potential Treatment for COVID-19

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, is offering a clinical trial as a potential treatment for patients diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19). The trial, which is not limited ...

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


CCE podcast helps NYS communities meet challenges

Cornell Cooperative Extension Assistant Director Keith Tidball discusses how he and extension associates help New York state residents deal with emergencies in the latest episode of the podcast “Extension Out Loud.”

– Cornell University


How Stoicism can offer peace of mind during pandemic and beyond

Stoicism is not just a philosophy for a world in turmoil, it is for the everyday.

– Creighton University

Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom


Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: Advanced Care Planning in the Era of COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow. This week’s edition of Amplify Nursing features Elise Tarbi and Brianna Morgan, who are both board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners with advanced certifications in Hospice...

– University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

02-Apr-2020


Six ways home-based cardiac rehab keeps patients safe, healthy during COVID-19

COVID-19 presents evolving challenges to health care, in part because it is a new viral disease. People do not have natural immunity and a vaccine hasn't yet been developed.Patients with heart disease are at increased risk of cardiac-related complica...

– Mayo Clinic


Medical teams need to be alert to the extra risks faced by diabetics from COVID-19

Doctors need to pay particular attention to patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes mellitus in relation to COVID-19 infections, say leading endocrinologists.

– University of Leeds

Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism


Tulane School of Medicine launches COVID-19 testing lab to improve capacity

The test is another way that Tulane is working to ease the testing crisis and stop the spread of COVID-19, which has hit the New Orleans area especially hard.

– Tulane University


New CT scoring criteria for timely diagnosis, treatment of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Updated CT scoring criteria that considers lobe involvement, as well as changes in CT findings, could quantitatively and accurately evaluate the progression of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia, according to an open-access article in the Ameri...

– American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

American Journal of Roentgenology


New App Could Help Panic Attack Sufferers During Coronavirus Pandemic

A new cell phone app developed by faculty at the University of Vermont could help panic attack sufferers, whose condition may be worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, manage their anxiety. The concept is grounded in decades of research showing that e...

– University of Vermont

Washington Post


Self-Monitoring Your Sense of Smell May Help Detect Coronavirus

Reduced sense of smell is an early COVID-19 symptom for some. Weizmann Institute olfactory system expert Prof. Noam Sobel has developed SmellTracker, an online test for monitoring our own sense of smell. SmellTracker may help diagnose the virus early...

– Weizmann Institute of Science


Could Intermittent Lockdown Save Us - and the Economy - From the Coronavirus?

Weizmann Institute scientists present a mathematical model for an exit strategy: how to restart the economy after the crisis

– Weizmann Institute of Science


Coronavirus by the Numbers

The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Ron Milo and colleagues at Caltech and Berkeley used his biomass-analyzing techniques to sort the mass of coronavirus data, with interesting results. For example, they found that the coronavirus mutation accumulation ra...

– Weizmann Institute of Science

eLife, Mar-2020


UW–Madison, FluGen, Bharat Biotech to develop CoroFlu, a coronavirus vaccine

An international collaboration of virologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the vaccine companies FluGen and Bharat Biotech has begun the development and testing of a unique vaccine against COVID-19 called CoroFlu.

– University of Wisconsin-Madison


Cleaning and COVID-19: Survey Shows 42% Not Disinfecting Properly

A new poll conducted for the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) finds that four in ten Americans are not properly allowing disinfectant sprays and wipes to kill the viruses and germs that can make us sick.

– American Cleaning Institute


‘CoronaCheck’ website combats spread of misinformation

Cornell researchers have developed an automated system that uses machine learning, data analysis and human feedback to automatically verify statistical claims about the new coronavirus.

– Cornell University


Fiber science and apparel design researchers work to improve protective gear

Cornell researchers in fiber science and apparel design are putting their knowledge and energies into keeping health care personnel on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming patients themselves.

– Cornell University


National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma website for providers, patients launched

Treatment of COVID-19 is urgent. As part of the next step to advance the use of convalescent plasma for the treatment of COVID-19 infection, the National Convalescent Plasma Project has launched a website for health care providers, patients who have ...

– Michigan State University


Pausing during the pandemic

Short consumer article with advice and tips for using the pandemic down time to reflect on who and what you want to be.

– Furman University


Policy and Public Affairs


ATS Publishes New Guidance on COVID-19 Management

An American Thoracic Society-led international task force has released a guidance document to help clinicians manage COVID-19 patients in the face of a worldwide pandemic and minimal empirical evidence to guide treatment. The new guidance – “COVI...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Thoracic Society


Bipartisan Coalition Urges U.S.-China Cooperation to Combat COVID-19

More that 90 bipartisan, high-level former government officials and experts in the U.S.-China relationship released a joint statement today urging cooperation between the United States and China in a much-needed effort to combat the COVID-19 global ...

– University of California San Diego


The Coronavirus and The Cities

New data mapping shows that the path of the pandemic in U.S. is predictable, with date of outbreak and population density cited as key factors.

– New York University

Embargo expired on 03-Apr-2020 at 11:00 ET


Announcements


Sandia stimulates marketplace recovery with free technology licenses

Sandia National Laboratories has announced a new, fast-track licensing program to rapidly deploy technology to a marketplace reeling from the effects of COVID-19. The move is designed to support businesses facing widespread, often technical challenge...

– Sandia National Laboratories


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Makes $500,000 Donation to Support COVID-19 Related Activities by American Thoracic Society

Today, the American Thoracic Society announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., donated $500,000 to support the ATS COVID-19 Crisis Fund, a newly launched initiative to develop and disseminate research, education and scientific recomm...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)


Tufts University offers tools, guidance to encourage universities to help relieve strain on nation’s healthcare system

In its continuing efforts to encourage colleges and universities across the country to share resources and facilities with local hospitals and communities to relieve unprecedented strain on the healthcare system caused by COVID-19, Tufts University t...

– Tufts University


Caregiver Monday: An Initiative Dedicated To Helping Caregivers Take Care of Themselves

– The Monday Campaigns, a nonprofit public health initiative, has announced Sherri Snelling, caregiving expert and corporate gerontologist, is taking a leading role with Caregiver Monday, a program dedicated to supporting the self-care of 65 milli...

– Monday Campaigns


ISPOR Announces Virtual ISPOR 2020

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research announced today that its annual, international conference has been reimagined due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place as a virtual conference.

– ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Virtual ISPOR 2020


Mount Sinai Uses Remote Patient Monitoring to Rapidly Respond to COVID-19

A new remote monitoring platform developed by the Mount Sinai Health System is helping health care providers to care for COVID-19 patients who are recovering at home.

– Mount Sinai Health System


Tulane University awarded $10.3 million to test therapeutics, vaccines for novel coronavirus

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Tulane National Primate Research Center a contract of up to $10.3 million to evaluate vaccines and treatments to combat coronavirus disease 2019.

– Tulane University

No. HHSN272201700033I


Rutgers COVID-19 Center Names Associate Director for Public Health

The Rutgers COVID Response Pandemic Preparedness Center, which is coordinating the university’s myriad research, public health, and outreach efforts to combat COVID-19, has named Henry F. Raymond, associate professor in the department of biostatist...

– Rutgers School of Public Health


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society to Host Ergonomics Summit on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is producing a one-day summit featuring a group of seven renowned ergonomics experts who will provide state-of-the-art guidance for creating more comfortable, safer, and more productive home-based work and sch...

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Tufts to Make Residence Halls Available to Local Hospitals and Host Cities

In partnership with local health-care providers and its host communities, Tufts University today announced it will make its residence halls available to house medical personnel, first responders, and patients, including those recovering from COVID-19...

– Tufts University


Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World

The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for pr...

– Acoustical Society of America (ASA)


AACC Reschedules 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo to December to Ensure a Healthy and Safe Meeting Experience for Attendees

AACC is pleased to announce that the organization will be able to preserve the complete 2020 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo experience for its attendees by moving the meeting to December 13-17, 2020. After carefully monitoring the...

– American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)


Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals to Aid in Global Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic

Announcement from the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals of a new initiative that galvanizes its transatlantic network of academic institutions, foundations, and philanthropic partners to accelerate promising, near-term therapies ...

– University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


Rush Offers Priority COVID Testing to First-Responders

To help stem the spread of COVID-19 and to support Chicago’s first-responders, Rush University Medical Center is providing priority COVID-19 testing for Chicago police, fire, EMS and military personnel, including Illinois National Guard soldiers. ...

– Rush University Medical Center


Maryland Smith Waives GRE/GMAT for Fall Enrollment

in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has implemented a GMAT/GRE waiver process for full-time MBA applications for fall 2020.

– University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business


News Advisory: UIC-Shakespeare Theater partnership supplies 5,000 masks to UI Health, leads to work for many

With funding from UIC leadership, 5,000 face masks to be delivered to UI Health

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Mayo Clinic named national site for Convalescent Plasma Expanded Access Program

Mayo Clinic will be the lead institution providing coordinated access to investigational convalescent plasma for hospitalized patients with severe or life-threatening COVID-19, or those at high risk of progression to severe or life-threatening diseas...

– Mayo Clinic


Free virtual COVID-19 training for health care workers offered by IUPUI-led program

Indiana University researchers and clinicians are helping the state's health care workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by providing free virtual training focused on issues related to the novel coronavirus.

– Indiana University


University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay

The University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association agreed on a schedule of enhanced compensation for nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement makes the hospital, which is part of the University of Illinois at C...

– University of Illinois at Chicago


Honor the Health Care Heroes Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

Help us recognize health care heroes who have died because of COVID-19.

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


FSU political science researcher to examine law in time of COVID-19 crisis

By: Rob Nixon | Published: April 2, 2020 | 3:13 pm | SHARE: A Florida State University researcher and her colleagues have earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public support for the r...

– Florida State University


Expert Pitch


Coronavirus, Tax Relief, and Recovery Rebates: What You Need to Know

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


Complexity scientists available to discuss implications of COVID-19 pandemic

– Santa Fe Institute


University of Kentucky Expert, Economist Michael Clark Weighs in on Impact of COVID-19

– University of Kentucky


Media Invited to Attend and Ask Questions at Next COVID-19 Expert Panel on April 9, 2PM ET. Nurses and Healthcare Professional Challenges, Economic Impact, Emergency Preparedness

– Newswise


‘Coronabonds’ and stimulus: EU ministers tackle unprecedented shock

– Cornell University


Tips for managing asthma during the coronavirus pandemic

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


How Should Remote Workers Cope with Isolation?

– Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)


Out of school and out of work: coronavirus effects hurting job market entrants, elementary school students, Notre Dame expert says

– University of Notre Dame


Expert: How to lead effectively through volatility and uncertainty

– University at Buffalo


Saint Joseph’s University Expert Available to Discuss How the Global Pandemic Will Test the Business Insurance Industry

– Saint Joseph's University


Telemedicine expert Tania Elliott, MD, available for interviews to discuss how to conduct telemedicine appointments

– American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)


Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss Converting Anesthesia Machines to Ventilators for COVID-19

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Rutgers Expert Discusses the Dangers of Homemade Cleaning and Disinfecting Products Amid Coronavirus Crisis

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Public Health Week Violence Prevention– How to Prevent Domestic Violence During COVID-19

– Johns Hopkins School of Nursing


Social connection is key to mental health during coronavirus pandemic

– Binghamton University, State University of New York


Stop Calling Them Elderly: How to Talk to Older Adults About Social Distancing

– University of Michigan


In Rare Speech on Coronavirus, Queen Elizabeth Provides Calming Voice, Notre Dame Expert Says

– University of Notre Dame


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Leadership Available for Interviews on Safe and Healthy Work or School from Home

– Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Tulane experts available to discuss celebrating holidays in the age of COVID-19

– Tulane University


How religions around the world are keeping the faith during COVID-19

– Michigan State University


How COVID-19 affects the readiness of our military at home, overseas

– Tulane University


PM Johnson’s hospitalization triggers concern of succession

– Cornell University


Expert Available to Discuss Hospital Cybersecurity Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Expert available to talk about stigma around COVID-19 and mental health effects of social distancing

– Indiana University


Chronic pain physician provides guidance for patients during COVID-19

– American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)


FSU experts available to discuss pandemic’s impact on elections

– Florida State University


West Virginia’s economy is vulnerable to a heavy hit from COVID-19

– West Virginia University


Finance expert answers key questions during coronavirus pandemic

– University at Buffalo


Social Distancing Pioneer Urges Physical Distance, Not Social Distance

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Global pandemic serving as catalyst for technology to change how society functions in the future

– Virginia Tech


Beware of Cyber scams/fraud related to COVID-19

– Tulane University


COVID-19 projections look bad, but following the rules can improve numbers

– West Virginia University


As unemployment soars, subsidized work is the best path forward

– Cornell University


Tips from a Microbiologist on Keeping the House Clean During COVID-19

– University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)


McLean Hospital: Living With OCD During the Coronavirus Crisis

– McLean Hospital


Notre Dame econometrics researcher’s calculations illustrate why we should social distance

– University of Notre Dame


Cybersecurity considerations both for businesses and employees while working from home

– Tulane University


Rutgers Expert Available to Speak on COVID-19 and Victims of Child Abuse

– Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Surveillance for health: Safeguards needed as CDC turns to personal data

– Cornell University


Reflecting now, on a job, relationship or other life issue can help us through the pandemic and on the other side

– Furman University


Miscellaneous


Notre Dame Stories: A student's work to help Italy deal with COVID-19

As campus shuts down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak with Paolo Mazzara ’23, an undergrad who is spending quarantine aiding Italian healthcare workers.

– University of Notre Dame

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