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  • COVID-19 Impact Stories

  • COVID-19 Impact Stories

  • COVID-19 Impact Stories

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.

UNK’s instructional technology master’s program is helping guide K-12 teachers in the transition to remote learning.

Teaching K-12 Teachers to Deliver Online Education

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.

UNO designed and conducted a survey with 4,500+ respondents revealing how the pandemic affected Nebraska businesses.

Uncovering COVID-19's Impact on NE Businesses

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.

Three UNO Scott Scholars and a UNMC team designed an app to help screen for COVID-19 and determine likely carriers.

Screening for COVID-19 on a Mobile App

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.

PRAM assists public and private sector leaders in assessing COVID-19 impact and making informed response decisions.

Developing a Recovery Model for Leaders

Developing a Recovery Model for Leaders

PRAM assists public and private sector leaders in assessing COVID-19 impact and making informed response decisions.

The NIH trial is the first clinical trial launched in the U.S. to evaluate an experimental treatment for COVID-19.

Leading a COVID-19 Treatment Clinical Trial

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.

UNO's Criss Library is joining a group effort to document the pandemic's effects on the lives of Nebraskans.

Documenting the Pandemic for Future Generations

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.

UNK faculty lent helping hands to make much-needed medical supplies for healthcare workers on the pandemic's front line.

Helping Healthcare Workers with Faculty-Made PPE

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.

UNL and UNMC researchers developed a strategy to stack two patients on the same ventilator if a shortage arose.

Designing a Patient Ventilator Sharing Strategy

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.

UNL partnered with Nebraska's ethanol industry to produce hand sanitizer for use by health care providers.

Producing Hand Sanitizer for Frontline Workers

Producing Hand Sanitizer for Frontline Workers

UNL partnered with Nebraska's ethanol industry to produce hand sanitizer for use by health care providers.

UNL professor Özgür Araz's research helped provide modeling tools used to make resourcing decisions during pandemics.

Preparing Public Officials for Pandemic Decision Making

Preparing Public Officials for Pandemic Decision Making

UNL professor Özgür Araz's research helped provide modeling tools used to make resourcing decisions during pandemics.

UNK wrestlers volunteered their time delivering meals to Kearney community members impacted by the pandemic.

Delivering Meals to Kearney Residents in Need

Delivering Meals to Kearney Residents in Need

UNK wrestlers volunteered their time delivering meals to Kearney community members impacted by the pandemic.

To combat a national PPE shortage, UNMC pioneered a safe method to decontaminate these PPE items using UV light.

Pioneering PPE Reusage for Healthcare Providers

Pioneering PPE Reusage for Healthcare Providers

To combat a national PPE shortage, UNMC pioneered a safe method to decontaminate these PPE items using UV light.

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