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Newswise: University of Maryland School of Medicine Launches New Large Scale COVID-19 Testing Initiative
Released: 10-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
University of Maryland School of Medicine Launches New Large Scale COVID-19 Testing Initiative
University of Maryland School of Medicine

– University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today the launch of a large-scale COVID-19 Testing Initiative that will significantly expand testing capability over the coming weeks, enabled by new funding of $2.5 million from the State of Maryland.

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Newswise: Staying home? A geography expert in Buffalo creates a customizable 'coloring book' of city neighborhoods
Released: 10-Apr-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Staying home? A geography expert in Buffalo creates a customizable 'coloring book' of city neighborhoods
University at Buffalo

Anyone can use the map. Kids can use the map as a learning activity by identifying their house; drawing in missing features, like cars, dogs or potholes; or color-coding their neighborhood according to themes such as the number of trees on a block.

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Embargo will expire: 13-Apr-2020 11:00 AM EDT Released to reporters: 10-Apr-2020 12:45 PM EDT

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Released: 10-Apr-2020 12:40 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Newswise Live Expert Panel for April 9, 2020: COVID-19 Updates, Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare Workers, Economic Actions by U.S. Government
Newswise

As the COVID crisis continues to test the capacity of the healthcare system, what interventions are necessary to turn the tide of new infections, will the relief package have an impact, and how will a prolonged shutdown affect our economy?

Released: 10-Apr-2020 12:15 PM EDT
Limbitless Solutions Temporarily Shifts Production from Creating Bionic Arms to Support Nationwide Coalition Producing Face Shields During COVID-19 Pandemic
University of Central Florida

Limbitless Solutions has shifted from making bionic arms for children to 3D printing components of face shields to health care workers and first-responders responding to the COVID-19.

Released: 10-Apr-2020 12:10 PM EDT
UCF and Orlando Health Partner with Stratasys to 3D-Print Critical PPE for Healthcare Providers
University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida, Orlando Health and 3D printing company Stratasys are leading an effort to rapidly 3D-print critical personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure it is available for local healthcare professionals in their fight against COVID-19.


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