COVID-19: All Coverage
As employees return to campus this month, they have a prototype for success. UNC Research developed a plan back in June 2020 to ramp up on-campus research from critical projects only — COVID-19 related, among others — to 50% capacity. Research had a banner year, breaking $1 billion in new grant awards, and the research enterprise is now fully up and running.
Thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation, UNC School of Education researcher Troy Sadler will continue to study how to engage students in scientific learning by building lesson plans centered around socio-scientific issues — hot topics of interest to young people — like COVID-19, climate change, and vaping.
UNC researchers from the School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health have developed a universal vaccine that could protect against COVID-19 as well as other coronaviruses and dangerous variants. With promising data from mouse models, the team hopes this new vaccine will prevent a SARS-CoV-3.