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Research in the COVID-19 Era

The following is a transcript of the "Research in the COVID-19 Era" presentation held on Wednesday May 13, 2020:

What we will do today:

How today will work

Meeting the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19

We are facing a unique challenge that requires attention to public health as our priority while maintaining WVU’s missions. In our teaching, service and research, the University community has exhibited leadership in immediate reaction and longer-term planning. The faculty and staff have done amazing work as we have transitioned to primarily remote operations on a short timescale. Our Research enterprise continues to remain strong with our July-April 2020 sponsored awards coming in at $14 million over 2019, an increase of 10%.

WVU researchers have shifted focus when possible to address the challenges presented by COVID-19 — just a few examples follow:

Phase I: March 13 to date

Phase II: Planning for return

Phase II: Guiding principles

Work to be prioritized in this phase includes research:

Thank you!

The leadership of the University thanks each of you for your hard work and dedication to our University. Your continued patience and prioritization of the safety of our community is appreciated.

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