COVID-19: Stories, Insights, Expertise
Whether you're a community member, one of our alumni, or a University of Minnesota student, here you’ll find stories, insights, and expertise to support you during the COVID-19 crisis.
For the latest Covid-19 updates for students, faculty, and staff, visit our Safe Campus page.
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Minnesota pre-K, K-12 educators express concerns and hope about distance learning during COVID-19 in U of M survey
In the News
U of M experts offer insights, expertise, and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are just some of the faculty and staff involved in these efforts.
Regents Professor, School of Public Health, Twin CitiesExpertise:
Infectious diseases; the spread of diseases; vaccines; bioterrorism; influenza; global disease outbreaks.
Associate Director for Knowledge Initiatives, Institute on the Environment, Twin CitiesExpertise:
Conceptual modeling and decision structuring; indicators; systems analysis; multi-attribute methods; evaluation of decision support to address environmental policy decisions.
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Twin CitiesExpertise:
National ventilator shortage; general population spread and epidemiology; impacts of a shelter in place order; cardiometabolic diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerotic vascular disease, and congestive heart failure; role of the human microbiome in diseases.
Assistant Professor, Medical School, Twin CitiesExpertise:
Creating a rapid field test for COVID-19; enabling testing without special lab equipment; gene and cellular therapy; utilizing a patient’s own cells for precision gene targeting; genome editing.
Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Dentistry, Twin CitiesExpertise:
Safety of oral health providers and patients; mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and other viral infections during dental appointments.
Professor, School of Public Health, Twin CitiesExpertise:
Public health preparedness; farmer and farm worker safety; farmer mental health; zoonotic diseases.
Supporting You and Your Community
The U of M offers resources to support the well-being of individuals, families, and communities during this challenging time.
Having a variety of meat cuts on hand is a convenience that can save your family money. To help you know what you’re getting when buying meat in bulk through a local farmer or butcher, U of M Extension's livestock team has created charts for beef, pork, and lamb.
COVID-19 identification, virology, and transmission; keeping workers, families, and rural communities safe; what ag producers need to know; resources in English and Spanish.
Health and well-being resources for health professionals, business leaders, students, and members of all communities.
Dealing with stress; supporting food security; managing income loss; helping farmers; leading communities online.
Kid-friendly activities, virtual WAM exhibit tours, livestream studio visits.