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MSU Research Continuity and Response During COVID-19

Research at MSU continues on even while some related activities are currently halted due to shelter in place restrictions. Investigators are analyzing data, conducting peer review, working on technology transfer documentation, preparing publications and more. A number of our faculty are ramping up or changing focus to work on CODIV-19 research.

Learn how we are keeping our researchers safe on the Research Continuity website and see the university novel  coronavirus website for updates related to campus and student learning. Visit the MISpartanImpact site to take advantages of  resources for families, communities and small businesses. The MSU Keep Working (remotely) site also has help for staff and faculty working remotely.

The stories below share the latest news about the university’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, expert tips, research, and highlights of community outreach.

Ask The Expert: How Can Employees Care for Their Mental Health While Working from Home?

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Stressed young businessman covering face with hands at messy desk in office

When an employee spends hours on a video call, isn’t physically comfortable and doesn’t leave the “office” at the end of the day, it can take a toll…

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Ask The Expert: What Is Contact Tracing?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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Due to COVID-19, “contact tracing” has been added to our vocabulary. Not everyone understands it is essential to stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus. Mieka Smart, assistant professor in…

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Ask te Expert: What Happens If POTUS and VPOTUS Catch COVID-19 at the Same Time?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Brian Kalt, professor of law and an expert in constitutional law of the presidency, answers questions about what would happen if the president and vice president of the United…

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MSU Announces New Center for PFAS Research

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
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An interdisciplinary group of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) is collaborating to form the MSU Center for PFAS Research, a new initiative to explore the health and…

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Ask the Expert: Sleep and Stress During a Crisis

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Stress — and how it affects sleep cycles — is taking its toll during the COVID-19 health pandemic. Not everyone has the early morning wake-up calls to get…

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How to Identify Most At-Risk from COVID-19 Through Nanotechnology

Monday, May 18, 2020
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What if doctors could not only diagnose a COVID-19 infection but identify which patients are at the greatest risk of death before any major complications arise? One Michigan…

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Helping Michigan Families Stay Home with Free, Online Parenting Video Series

Monday, May 18, 2020
child and parent playing

Michigan State University researchers Kendal Holtrop and Amol Pavangadkar partered with the Michigan Parent Management Training — Oregon model (PMTO™) program to develop a series of short, research-based parenting…

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Spartan Designs No-Touch Tool for Door Handles

Monday, May 18, 2020

When times are tough, Spartans step up. They rise to the challenge, finding creative ways to overcome new problems and help others. Executive MBA student Gabriel Escudero Borges…

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What Does Isolation Mean in the Age of the Internet?

Sunday, May 17, 2020
woman wearing a mask while using a laptop

As public health officials are encouraging social distancing to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus strain, COVID-19, many Americans are practicing social isolation. But what does this…

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There’s an Unconscious Bias in Virtual Meetings: How You Can Avoid It

Thursday, May 14, 2020
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While employees use videoconferencing now more than ever, there’s an issue happening beneath the surface with platforms like Zoom, Teams and Skype beyond stress and mental health that’s…

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