Tackling COVID-19: UNC Researchers Collaborate to Deliver Solutions & Bring Hope

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Join Tar Heels Together for University Research Week’s capstone event, featuring a lively panel discussion on Carolina’s sustained, holistic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenting an all-star panel of frontline research experts, the conversation will be moderated by renowned viral immunologist and Tar Heel alumna Kizzmekia Corbett ’14 (PhD), who is currently leading a team at the National Institute of Health to find a safe and effective vaccine.  Get to know our panelists: •Lori Carter-Edwards ’95, PhD, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is leading the COVID-19 Community Engaged Risk Communication Project, leveraging rural, Black, faith-based social connections to spread critical COVID-19 information. •Melissa Miller, PhD, UNC School of Medicine, led the development of a rapid-result COVID-19 test that increased statewide testing capacity — her lab is currently processing 2,500 tests a day. •Timothy Sheahan, PhD, UNC Gillings, works on the development and testing of prominent coronavirus treatments, including the successful antiviral remdesivir. Presented by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the Office for Undergraduate Research and the University Development Office.

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