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What We're Doing to Help
The University of Nebraska is pitching in to help people and organizations cope with the new normal.
From conducting critical research to help combat COVID-19, producing supplies like PPE and hand sanitizer, transforming student dorms into surge facilities for the sick and training K-12 teachers on the best way to deliver classes online, our impact is being felt across the state—and the nation.
See below for just a few of the many stories of how we’re making a difference during the pandemic.
Teaching K-12 Teachers to Deliver Online Education
UNK’s instructional technology master’s program is helping guide K-12 teachers in the transition to remote learning.
Uncovering COVID-19's Impact on NE Businesses
UNO designed and conducted a survey with 4,500+ respondents revealing how the pandemic affected Nebraska businesses.
Screening for COVID-19 on a Mobile App
Three UNO Scott Scholars and a UNMC team designed an app to help screen for COVID-19 and determine likely carriers.
Developing a Recovery Model for Leaders
PRAM assists public and private sector leaders in assessing COVID-19 impact and making informed response decisions.
Leading a COVID-19 Treatment Clinical Trial
The NIH trial is the first clinical trial launched in the U.S. to evaluate an experimental treatment for COVID-19.
Documenting the Pandemic for Future Generations
UNO's Criss Library is joining a group effort to document the pandemic's effects on the lives of Nebraskans.
Helping Healthcare Workers with Faculty-Made PPE
UNK faculty lent helping hands to make much-needed medical supplies for healthcare workers on the pandemic's front line.
Designing a Patient Ventilator Sharing Strategy
UNL and UNMC researchers developed a strategy to stack two patients on the same ventilator if a shortage arose.
Producing Hand Sanitizer for Frontline Workers
UNL partnered with Nebraska's ethanol industry to produce hand sanitizer for use by health care providers.
Preparing Public Officials for Pandemic Decision Making
UNL professor Özgür Araz's research helped provide modeling tools used to make resourcing decisions during pandemics.
Delivering Meals to Kearney Residents in Need
UNK wrestlers volunteered their time delivering meals to Kearney community members impacted by the pandemic.