As COVID-19 has transformed our communities, nation, and world, IU researchers have worked to advance understanding of the virus, test vaccines, and develop protections while also keeping policymakers, industry and community leaders, journalists, and the public informed. Read on to learn about some of the remarkable research and collaborative partnerships created as part of our shared fight against COVID-19.
Fighting a pandemic with research and scholarship
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Text A global pandemic is threatening lives.
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Text: Sowing fear.
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Text: And changing how we see the world.
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Text: But even when the world stops …
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Text: Hoosier researchers keep going.
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Text: We’re fighting the virus head-on.
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Text: Collaborating with other experts in business, government and medicine.
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Text: Creating a vaccine to protect children.
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And developing COVID-killing masks.
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Text: Our public health experts are shaping critical response efforts …
Text: Responding to the racial inequity of COVID-19 and saving lives.
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Text: And we’re partnering to track coronavirus across rural Indiana.
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Text: We launched the nation’s first statewide study to shape Indiana’s pandemic response.
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Text: We rise to the challenge.
Text: As researchers and leading experts.
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Text: Because that’s what Hoosiers everywhere deserve.
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Text: We rise to the challenge
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Text: Because we are Indiana’s university.
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