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MSU Research Continuity And Response During COVID-19

Michigan State University has taken significant strides to not only maintain continuity in research but to also re-activate research on the MSU campus and in facilities across the state since the Executive Order on May 15 allowed for non-essential research to resume on-campus.

Even while working off-campus, investigators have been analyzing data, conducting peer review, working on technology transfer documentation, preparing publications and more. Particular emphasis was placed on continuing essential research and conducting new COVID-19 investigations.

Learn how we are keeping our researchers safe by visiting the Research Continuity website and see the university novel coronavirus website for updates related to campus, students, resources and more. The MSU Keep Working (remote) site also has help and resources for those 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.

MSU Researchers Develop Clearer, More Intuitive Method of Relaying Scientific Results

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Faced with confusing or contradictory COVID-19 health news, the public needs more help in understanding complex scientific studies. Michigan State University researchers say. “Scientific studies, especially those in…

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MSU and Partners Develop COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guides

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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The COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on Michigan’s local governments, and the fiscal implications — including emergency spending, revenue losses and budget cuts — are already…

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Expanded Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Health Care

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have announced the two organizations signed a letter of intent to significantly expand their long-term partnership, a unique primary affiliation…

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Expanded Partnership to Eliminate Disparities in Health Care

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Henry Ford Health System and Michigan State University have announced the two organizations signed a letter of intent to significantly expand their long-term partnership, a unique primary affiliation among…

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Ask the Expert: Online Learning vs. Classroom Learning

Thursday, June 4, 2020
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Christine Greenhow, associate professor of educational technology in the College of Education, 2018 Recipient of MSU’s Teacher-Scholar Award,  answers questions about online and classroom learning. Q: What are the advantages of online learning,…

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Ask the Expert: COVID-19 Testing

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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  Debra Furr-Holden, associate dean for public health integration and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health in the College of Human Medicine, answers questions about the different COVID-19…

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Tending to Young Children’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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Charis Wahman, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education in the College of Education, shares four research-based strategies to provide common school supports at home. COVID-19…

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Understanding How Your Work Environment Can Change Your Pandemic Attitude

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many Americans and people around the world to feel increased stress, uncertainty and anxiousness – which is affecting how they live and work….

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MSU Faculty Awarded Grants for COVID-19 Research

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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The National Science Foundation recently awarded three Rapid Response Research, or RAPID, grants — grants given by the NSF for research focusing on urgent or immediate situations —…

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Scientific Animations Without Borders Launches Global Education Program

Monday, June 1, 2020
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In a time of crisis, how do we protect our health and safety, safely store our food, plant our fields or care for livestock? The coronavirus has touched every…

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