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.
UC San Diego Health has been awarded double ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
UC San Diego Health has launched a Phase III clinical trial to assess whether a medication used to treat rheumatoid might also have therapeutic value for patient with COVID-19 who have developed or are at high risk of developing serious lung damage from SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Researchers at UC San Diego Health report in newly published findings that olfactory impairment suggests the resulting COVID-19 disease is more likely to be mild to moderate, a potential early indicator that could help health care providers determine which patients may require hospitalization.
The coronavirus pandemic has produced startling images, not just of besieged emergency rooms, but of deserted highways, beaches, and other public places—of life interrupted everywhere.
Movement and social interaction remains a basic need for everyone, and UC San Diego Recreation has created a space for both. Called the Playground, it welcomes all campus community members to dance, meditate, compete in esports, learn to draw and more through free virtual classes.
UC San Diego nanoengineers received a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation to develop—using a plant virus—a stable, easy to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine patch that can be shipped around the world and painlessly self-administered by patients.
UC San Diego researchers have ported the popular UniFrac microbiome tool to graphic processing units (GPUs) to increase the acceleration and accuracy of scientific discovery including urgently needed COVID-19 research.
Physicians and scientists at UC San Diego Health have launched a pair of serological tests that will look for novel coronavirus antibodies—evidence in persons tested that they have previously been infected by the viral cause of COVID-19, even if they never experienced tell-tale symptoms.
In this time of fear and uncertainty, many seek to understand how the novel coronavirus will change the world permanently.
Companies that found their footing at the Qualcomm Institute Innovation Space are working to model disease outbreaks, increase access to offline education and facilitate research on COVID-19