June 16, 2020
As stewards of the public's trust, Michigan's 15 public universities are bringing their full slate of resources to bear in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, marshaling medical and health care assets, research, facilities, protective gear and equipment, and a vast range of expertise spanning the disciplines. Outreach and collaboration are central themes in the universities' efforts to address this public health crisis.
Each week, we will share a sample of new programs and actions the state universities are taking in their efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and that demonstrate the vital missions of Michigan's public universities.
Central Michigan University
Dr. Furhut Janssen, director of Central Michigan University College of Medicine's psychiatry residency program, joined a national physician support line to support physicians who are feeling overwhelmed and fearful after treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
Morning Sun (June 8, 2020)
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti residents can now receive a cloth face mask, hand sanitizer and more as part of a COVID-19 assistance care package program that was recently launched. The masks were produced at Eastern Michigan University through Engage EMU.
MLive (May 28, 2020)
Ferris State University
Through Ferris State University's COVID-19 Community Response Team, faculty, staff and students have been mobilized in activist roles to help make a difference in Michigan communities.
Ferris State University News (May 2020)
Grand Valley State University
Former two-sport athlete at Grand Valley State University and current nurse, Briauna Taylor, has been working on the front lines in several Michigan hospitals amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

WOODTV (May 27, 2020)
Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University's nursing department collaborated with the Superior Simulation Center, War Memorial Hospital and the United States Army Corps of Engineers-Detroit to create Acute Container Care Pods for hospitals in need of additional ICU hospital beds with ventilator support needs.
Lake Superior State University News (April 23, 2020)
Michigan State University
The National Science Foundation recently awarded three Rapid Response Research grants for research focusing on urgent or immediate situations to Michigan State University researchers for work regarding COVID-19.
MSU Today (June 2, 2020)

Michigan Technological University
Researchers at Michigan Technological University aim to track the fate of SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes COVID-19 - when it finds its way into wastewater and biosolids.
Michigan Tech News (May 27, 2020)
Northern Michigan University
Northern Michigan University recently donated 24 refurbished notebook computers to Norlite Nursing Center in Marquette - which has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the Upper Peninsula - and to residents who have been isolated in their rooms since mid-March.
Northern Today (June 4, 2020)
Oakland University
Oakland University is asking for the local community to help fill its archives in Kresge Library. The university is trying to form a record of people's experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic with photos, screenshots, videos, art, diary entries and materials.

The Oakland Post (June 7, 2020)

Saginaw Valley State University
The Saginaw Art Museum and the Saginaw Valley State University Center for Community Writing have created The Quarantine Chronicles. The website features a broad range of pandemic-inspired work from artists throughout the region.

Route Bay City (June 11, 2020)
University of Michigan
University of Michigan faculty, staff, alumni and students have developed online tools designed to help local and state officials reopen the economy safely and gradually while allowing them to quickly identify and respond to potential COVID-19 hot spots and outbreaks.

University of Michigan News (May 29, 2020)
University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Michigan-Dearborn chemistry junior Hashim Alhaddi, along with his sister and UM-Dearborn alumna, Hdeal, made and donated 1,000 face shields and masks to Detroit-area hospitals, including the Detroit Medical Center, Beaumont Hospital, and the Karmanos Cancer Center.
Today at Wayne (May 11, 2020)
University of Michigan-Flint
University of Michigan-Flint's Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program is giving future respiratory therapists valuable work experience and supporting them in their training while they navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

UM-Flint News (June 4, 2020)

Wayne State University
Faculty and students from the Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health joint degree program at Wayne State University are creating a program that addresses social and behavioral determinants of health and health inequities, amidst the inequalities brought on by COVID-19.
Wayne State University School of Social Work News (June 1, 2020)

Western Michigan University
Western Michigan University's Sindecuse Health Center has become one of the few sites in Kalamazoo County to offer rapid-result antigen testing that detects active COVID-19 cases. The testing option was implemented to help safeguard the greater Kalamazoo community, and assist the institution with campus return plans.
Western Michigan University News (June 2, 2020)
Michigan Association of State Universities |   masu.org
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