July 27, 2020 Community, Health Care
From lab to ambulance, training pays off for EMT volunteer
As a senior research specialist at a Princeton University lab that requires precision control over dust particles in the air, Eric Mills’ training gave him a special sort of insight as he confronts the coronavirus pandemic in a very different capacity. Mills volunteers for the Princeton First Aid & Rescue Squad, an independent, nonprofit 110-member group of emergency medical technicians serving the Princeton area.
July 24, 2020 Health Care, Research
Preventing the next pandemic
“How much would it cost to prevent [COVID-19] happening again? And what are the principal actions that need to be put in place to achieve this?” asked Andrew Dobson, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton. He and colleague Stuart Pimm of Duke University assembled a team to seek answers.
July 20, 2020 Community, Technology
Princeton undergraduates redefine the college visit
Over the past year, Raya Ward ’21, Sacheth Sathyanarayanan ’22, Joseph Rubin, ’22 and Ron Miasnik ’22 partnered with the undergraduate admissions office to roll out Adora, a mobile application for prospective students to experience a compelling college visit tailored to their individual interests and preferences. As COVID-19 limited travel and university visits, Adora’s planned May launch was postponed and the team adapted to the changing climate of the pandemic. “It was after we settled with the shock that we realized, wait, this is an opportunity,” said Ward. “This is a problem that we are already starting to solve.”
July 15, 2020 Health Care, Policy, Research
For Evan Harrel ’83, Compassion Is About Action
Evan Harrel ’83 is chief operating officer of the nonprofit Center for Compassionate Leadership, which is dedicated to helping workplace leaders see the power behind kindness. The Center recently conducted a study to understand the feelings of team members and leaders during COVID-19. “We wanted to know: How are leaders responding?” said Harrel.
July 2, 2020 Health Care, Policy
Stephen Pevar ’68 leads ACLU effort to protect Georgia prisoners from COVID-19
The COVID-19 virus has penetrated almost every corner of society, but certain environments like county jails are especially vulnerable. On July 2, Stephen Pevar ’68, a senior staff attorney in the ACLU’s Racial Justice Program, helped file a lawsuit against the Clayton County Jail in Jonesboro, Georgia, in an effort to compel the 1,920-bed facility to take basic steps to protect its prisoners and employees.
July 1, 2020 Health Care, News
Elissa Adair ’88 Explores Gun Safety and Suicide in the Age of COVID-19
Elissa Schuler Adair ’88 works with Lines for Life, an organization that promotes mental wellness and suicide prevention. With gun sales rising, in part because of the impact of COVID-19, she recently participated in a project to look at suicide prevention from a gun owner’s perspective.
June 30, 2020 Education, News, Technology
With an assist from Charles Goldstein *69 *71, students landed 35 virtual summer internships
With parts of the country locked down and many businesses and organizations operating under at-home work conditions due to COVID-19, most summer internships were canceled. Charles Goldstein *69 *71 was determined to support as many Princeton students as he could, helping to arrange 35 virtual internships at HALE Sports.
June 26, 2020 Community, Service
Forest Hills, NY organization helps local eateries
Anu Pattabiraman ’10 credits volunteering at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement during her undergraduate years with instilling in her the importance of service and giving back. It’s the reason why Pattabiraman, who recently moved back to her Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, couldn’t sit back and watch her favorite eateries begin to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 22, 2020 Arts/Cultural, Education, News
Medical Anthropology students capture the pandemic in thoughtful and personal ways
Once João Biehl and Onur Günay shifted instruction for their Medical Anthropology class online as a result of COVID-19, they encouraged students to think creatively about the health crisis. The students captured the pandemic in thoughtful and personal ways that might serve as documents for future students and academics who study the impact of COVID-19 on 2020 America.
June 16, 2020 Health Care, News
Colorado Coalition Moves to Protect Homeless During Pandemic
With board chair T.R. Reid ’66 at the helm, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless rented every room in four Denver-area motels and two hotels to assist people who are homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 15, 2020 Education, Service
Class of 1980 Reunions’ Community Service Project Benefits Trenton-Area School
When the Class of 1980 learned that Reunions wasn’t continuing as originally planned due to the pandemic, the class quickly determined it wanted to keep one aspect of Reunions intact: its community service project. With its 40th reunion theme, “The Ties That Bind,” as a guidepost, the class sought to pursue a project that had real impact and was meaningful to its members.
June 11, 2020 Community, Health Care, Podcasts
‘We Roar’: Céline Gounder, infectious diseases specialist, to answer COVID-19 questions live on Facebook
Céline Gounder ’97, an infectious diseases specialist and host and producer of the “EPIDEMIC” podcast, will join Princeton University’s “We Roar” podcast at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 12, for a Facebook Live event.