Colleges Battle COVID-19 With Innovation and Generosity
SALISBURY, Md., April 9, 2020
SALISBURY, Md., April 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- There are many unsung heroes in the international fight against the Coronavirus. One of them is higher education. Higher ed institutions are working both in their communities and behind the scenes with research, production and volunteer efforts in this deadly war.
Great Value Colleges (GVC) has been tracking these colleges and their efforts to find innovative and cutting edge ways to battle this threat to humanity.
"Higher ed institutions are stepping to the front lines of this battle with research, innovation, and generosity," said GVC Editor Julie McCaulley. "Faculty, staff, and students are committing their talent, training, and resources to the cause. We at GVC want to recognize those efforts."
McCaulley added that the list will be updated as more schools come to GVC's attention.
To see the full article, visit "Heroes Wear Many Faces: Colleges and Universities Retooling to Fight COVID-19" at this URL: https://www.greatvaluecolleges.net/universities-fight-covid-19/.
Here are a few of the colleges and universities.
Tennessee State University - Nashville, Tennessee
This university is using its 3D printing machines to help produce protective face gear for the state's healthcare professionals. It's a combined effort of students, faculty, and staff from TSU's College of Engineering, College of Agriculture and Library Services.
Tufts University - Medford, Massachusetts
Tufts is among the many higher education institutions donating the use of its empty dormitories to local hospitals. The school's residence halls will be transformed into quasi-medical centers to help to relieve area hospitals as they struggle to accommodate COVID-19 patients.
University of California - San Francisco, California
UCSF is using its science labs to help in the coronavirus testing effort. The school hopes to be able to conduct 1,000 COVID-19 tests per day, starting with the most critical patients. By assisting local hospitals and medical facilities in making diagnoses, UCSF aims to help slow the spread of the virus.
University of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
The University of Chicago is helping feed residents of its nearby communities by partnering with the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The initiative aims to provide at least 3,000 meals per day over the next 10 weeks to needy South Side residents.
University of Georgia - Athens, Georgia
In partnership with Epivax, the University is testing vaccine possibilities in its Center of Vaccine and Immunology The team is also studying the virus to determine whether or not it might return each year as the flu does.
University of Southern Maine - Portland, Maine
The University of Southern Maine has transformed its Sullivan Gymnasium into a temporary homeless shelter. The facility will make it possible for people needing shelter to practice social distancing and help prevent the spread of the virus.
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, Texas
Like many other universities, the University of Texas at Austin has begun research to develop a viable COVID-19 vaccine. In partnership with the National Institutes of Health, university researchers have developed a 3-D atomic-scale map of the virus's spike protein—the part of the coronavirus that attaches to human cells.
Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland
Researchers here have developed a global map of COVID-19 cases to track the spread of the disease. This real-time online resource shows the number of confirmed cases by country, the number of people who have died from the virus, and the number who have recovered.
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, New Jersey
Rutgers University created the Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness. The new addition to the Rutgers Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases will serve as a hub for the many different university COVID-19-related research projects.
Stony Brook University - Stony Brook, New York
The University's Renaissance School of Medicine students are battling the pandemic via telemedicine, conducting online research and meeting with patients over video calls. It allows students to gain hands-on experience in their fields while freeing up doctors to handle patients with the most critical needs. Participating students are third and fourth-year medical students.
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