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SOM Students Rally to Help Health Care Workers through the Fight Against COVID-19
UNC School of Medicine students across campuses are organizing multiple volunteer projects all with one aim – help hospitals safely and effectively combat COVID-19. From making PPE to organizing child care, these students are doing whatever they can to make a difference.
Located in News / 2020 / March
UNC Begins Plasma Collection for Treating COVID-19 Patients
The UNC Medical Center is now collecting convalescent plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients to help current UNC Health COVID-19 patients, under FDA guidelines. UNC School of Medicine researchers are planning a clinical trial to analyze coronavirus antibody responses in patients who receive convalescent plasma.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Schisler Collaborates with NASA to Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation
An interdisciplinary research working group on space biology formed by NASA has transformed into the Coronavirus International Research Team, which includes Jonathan Schisler, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 14
UNC Researchers Featured in Podcast on Future Pandemic Readiness
This Week in Virology featured three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers talking about READDI, a $125-million initiative designed to start making drugs now for the next pandemic.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 23
Meet UNC School of Medicine’s COVID-19 Research Heroes
The UNC School of Medicine has researchers across disciplines working together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Scientists Reveal Host- SARS-CoV-2 Protein Targets for Drug Repurposing
The lab of Bryan Roth, MD, PhD, was part of a large research project led by the University of California-San Francisco to identify viral proteins and virus-host protein interactions that could become important drug targets to treat people with COVID-19.
Located in News / 2020 / April
UNC, EPA Researchers, Infection Prevention Experts Create Hierarchy of Mask Alternatives
With facemask donations pouring in and a proliferation of instructional videos for fabricating masks at home, UNC and EPA researchers are collaborating with infection prevention experts to test the performance of masks on campus, with the goal of providing UNC Health workers with the safest available masks at all times. The research collaboration is led by Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, and Phillip Clapp, PhD.
Located in News / 2020 / May
SOM Students Value Team Approach to Vital COVID-19 Response Effort
Medical students Alex Gertner, Demitra Canoutas, Ryan Searcy, Alex Gregor, and Sean Donohue are among the student, staff, and faculty volunteers to help make personal protective equipment for front line healthcare workers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / May 7
Researchers Publish Clinical Data on Remdesivir Treatment for COVID-19
The nation’s coronavirus task force announced clinical trial results for remdesivir, a treatment from Gilead Sciences that emerged as a possible coronavirus treatment in the lab of Ralph Baric, PhD.
Located in News / 2020 / April
New Antiviral Drug Heading into Clinical Trials Offers Hope as COVID-19 Treatment, Could be Taken as a Pill
A study co-led by the lab of Ralph Baric, PhD, found that a compound called EIDD-2801 can prevent severe lung injury in mice infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Located in News / 2020 / April