May 8, 2020 Health Care, Podcasts, Research
‘We Roar’ podcast: Battling the Racial Inequities of COVID-19
In the new “We Roar” podcast, surgical resident Glenn Wakam ’11 urges broad-based action to remedy health disparities exposed and amplified by the pandemic. “When this all started, COVID-19 was touted as the great equalizer,” said Wakam, currently volunteering in a Detroit-area hospital. “Officials said it didn’t matter your race, your religion, your socioeconomic status, that this would affect us all the same. That’s just not true.”
May 5, 2020 Health Care, Research, Technology
FDA approves ventilator designed by particle physics community
In just six weeks, from March 19 to May 1, an international team of physicists and engineers led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati brought a ventilator from concept to FDA approval.
May 1, 2020 Podcasts, Research
‘We Roar’: Laura Conour maintains care for Princeton’s research animals
Even as about 90% of Princeton’s research labs are shuttered, care for research animals continues uninterrupted under the direction of Laura Conour, the University’s attending veterinarian and the director of Lab Animal Resources. “We’re still here,” Conour said on the latest episode of the “We Roar” podcast. “We’re doing what needs to be done.”
May 1, 2020 Health Care, Research
At NIH, Christopher Austin ’82 ‘Translates’ Science into Treatment For COVID-19
For Christopher Austin ’82, trying to understand and resolve the COVID-19 pandemic means 12-plus-hour shifts for many administrators and researchers at the National Institutes of Health, where Austin is director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The center seeks to improve the “translation” of scientific advances and research into new treatments and diagnostics to speed their delivery to patients.
April 30, 2020 Health Care, Research
MacMillan, Ploss labs to map viral-host interactions for COVID-19
Responding to a challenge that tragic necessity has thrown to countless research labs around the world, a team from the Department of Chemistry will deploy its new cell mapping technology to shed light on the molecular interplay between COVID-19 and its host.The work is out of the research groups of David MacMillan in chemistry and Alexander Ploss in molecular biology.
Princeton Research on Covid-19 Misinformation Fuels Partnership with Microsoft Research
Jacob N. Shapiro, co-director of Princeton University’s Empirical Studies of Conflict Project and professor of politics and public affairs, leads a team of researchers and undergraduate students who are addressing the spread of COVID-19-related misinformation online, with the goal of developing better knowledge about who shares misinformation and its impact, in the hope of helping industry partners like Microsoft combat the spread of that misinformation.
Pharma Investor Alex Rosen ’11 Explains the Industry’s Response to COVID-19
The pharmaceutical world wasn’t focused on infectious diseases — until now. In the battle against the coronavirus, many Americans have pinned their hopes on drug companies quickly developing vaccines and treatments. How will that change the pharmaceutical industry? It’s a question Alex Rosen ’11 can answer better than most.
April 17, 2020 News, Research, Technology
Princeton endorses guidelines aimed at rapid transfer of COVID-19 solutions to public
Princeton has endorsed new guidelines aimed at accelerating the transition of the University’s COVID-19 discoveries into solutions to protect health care workers and to prevent, diagnose, treat and contain the pandemic. During the pandemic, most Princeton COVID-19-related innovations will be made accessible without charge to companies or other entities.
April 13, 2020 News, Research, Technology
NSF RAPID grant to track and contain pandemic
The National Science Foundation has awarded emergency grants to two teams of Princeton researchers developing ways to better track and contain pandemics including COVID-19. The grants were awarded through the NSF’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, which provides support for scientific efforts to respond to emergencies and unexpected events.
April 9, 2020 Health Care, News, Research, Technology
Particle physicists design simplified ventilator for COVID-19 patients
An international team of particle physicists led by Princeton’s Cristian Galbiati paused their search for dark matter to focus on the growing demand for ventilators, needed for patients with serious cases of COVID-19. While it may sound odd for a dark matter researcher to have taken up medical manufacturing, it makes more sense when put another way: an expert in constructing sensitive instruments for compressed argon decided to experiment with compressed oxygen and nitrogen. The first 1,000 units will be constructed within the week.
NSF RAPID grant awarded for study of how anxiety affects the spread of COVID-19 information
Princeton researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation RAPID grant to study how anxiety about COVID-19 influences how we learn and share information about the pandemic.