August 5, 2020 Health Care
Jessica Li ’18 and Weimen Li ’17 Are Bringing Masks to the U.S.
Jessica Li ’18 her fiancé, Weimen Li ’17, created a company to distribute masks in the U.S. made by his family in China. The two want to make masks affordable and accessible to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, but their new venture also has a secondary purpose. They named it for Jessica’s father, who died of cancer this spring.
July 28, 2020 Policy, Research
‘The early warning signs are not pretty’: Eviction Lab researchers study end of federal moratorium
For the past three years, the University’s Eviction Lab has been crafting a first-of-its-kind nationwide dataset on eviction, aiming to spark meaningful policy change with its findings. As federal measures to mitigate the occupational, financial, and personal strain of the COVID-19 pandemic begin to expire, the country faces an unprecedented crisis of eviction — and according to University researchers, few people are paying attention.
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.
Global Threats: How Lessons from Covid-19 Can Prevent Environmental Meltdown
Covid-19, climate emergencies, and mass extinction all share something in common: Their lagged impacts have devastating effects. However, with early intervention, further damage could be thwarted. This is the crux of a piece co-authored by David Wilcove and featured in Cell Press.
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 Health Care, Policy
Covid-19 is Exposing Inequalities in Health and Wealth, Deaton Testifies
Sir Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs Emeritus, testified June 23 before the House Budget Committee exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing and exacerbating health disparities in America, especially among Black and brown communities.
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