Getting students and school staff safely back to an in-person environment requires ongoing surveillance and mitigation strategies, an even greater challenge for communities hardest hit by the pandemic. At a recent NICHD virtual workshop, investigators and partnering agencies discussed nationwide Covid screening and testing initiatives designed to reopen schools and keep them open.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, NIEHS scientists Dr. Mario Borgnia and Dr. Robin Stanley began contributing to NIH’s research efforts against SARS-CoV-2. They used their experience in structural biology to learn more about the proteins involved in the essential function of the virus that causes Covid-19.
The NIH director’s “Gratitude Tour” is continuing. Dr. Francis Collins joined in a conference call to thank the NIH Covid Response Teams—the Call Center, Contact Investigations and OMS Return-to-Work Teams, as well as the IT specialists who helped to integrate the necessary processes.
The 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Canyon Creek Schoolhouse Laboratory, where the Rocky Mountain spotted fever vaccine was developed in Hamilton, Mont., is being celebrated in a new website by the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum and Rocky Mountain Laboratories.
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Sarah Florig works in the lab during her first year as a BUILD EXITO trainee at Portland State University. EXITO, which stands for Enhancing Cross-Disciplinary Infrastructure and Training at Oregon, is the university’s Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program, which is part of the NIH Common Fund’s diversity consortium.