Visit our COVID-19 Experts Directory to find UC San Diego sources who are available to discuss with the media the novel coronavirus, the COVID-19 illness and the societal impacts of the pandemic.
When Gary and Jean Shekhter learned about a research consortium that could help San Diegans return to work safely through comprehensive coronavirus screenings, they were inspired to help. San Diego has been good to the couple, who came to the U.S. from the Ukraine.
Located just 30 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, the University of California San Diego is a critical partner in supporting a binational response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UC San Diego and Mexico have forged strong partnerships that have proven to be lifesaving in this time of need.
The National Science Foundation awards two SDSC researchers funding to organize COVID-19 information into a knowledge network that integrates health, pathogen, and environmental data to track cases across greater San Diego.
A $1 million gift from the John and Mary Tu Foundation is helping to increase the number of people tested for COVID-19, as well as develop new ways to track and treat the virus.
Natasha Martin’s heart stopped when she first saw a photo from Wuhan, China, depicting a huge hospital ward of patients on ventilators—all unable to breathe on their own due to an unusual pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus.
As a student employee at UC San Diego, I am one of many who have had to adapt to working from home while continuing to serve peers and department teams.
Words and formulas on a chalkboard in a large lecture hall have become digital annotations on a shared computer screen. And group discussions among students in a classroom have transitioned into breakout rooms on Zoom video conferences.
UC San Diego Health has deployed a mobile ECMO life support system to help sustain critically-ill patients during the pandemic.
South Korea is a standout in the current battle against COVID-19, largely due to its widespread testing and contact tracing; however, key to its innovation is publicly disclosing detailed information on the individuals who test positive for COVID-19.
When disaster strikes, the most basic needs come to the forefront: food, housing and financial security. Even while students are away from the campus, UC San Diego’s Basic Needs Initiative is mobilizing to help them weather the storm.