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Mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 Model Provides New Tool for COVID-19 Discoveries
A new COVID-19 mouse model developed at UNC captures many of the features of the human disease and already has helped to advance a vaccine candidate to clinical trial. (August 31, 2020)

Obesity is a Major Risk Factor for COVID-19 Complications
A new analysis, led by the Gillings School’s Dr. Barry Popkin, shows that obesity plays a major role in the severity of consequences experienced by people who become infected with the novel coronavirus. (August 26, 2020)

Collaboratory COVID-19 Research Projects
The NC Policy Collaboratory based at UNC-Chapel Hill will distribute $29 million toward 85 research projects focused on treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19. These research projects are intended to provide new data and information to North Carolina lawmakers and policymakers to help guide the state’s pandemic response.

Mission Critical [Part One]: Make it Work
Fast TraCS is a small group of biomedical engineers who support UNC Health physicians, nurses and staff by identifying problems in clinical settings and creating innovative, technological solutions. In this special series, we cover how the team is responding to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Carolina-based N.C. Policy Collaboratory to Receive State Funds to Study and Fight Coronavirus
The N.C. Policy Collaboratory based at UNC-Chapel Hill will receive $29 million to study treatment, community testing and prevention of COVID-19 under a $1.5 billion coronavirus relief package approved by state legislators in late April 2020 and signed by Governor Roy Cooper on May 4, 2020. The bill includes $85 million for five North Carolina universities to study and fight the virus.

Ensuring and Sustaining a Pandemic Workforce
Erin Fraher, PhD, director of the Carolina Health Workforce Research Center, joined six other directors of health workforce research centers to highlight state strategies to ensure and sustain the health workforce to meet patient needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine (April 8, 2020)