COVID-19 Research Working Group

Leading Coronavirus Research


Celebrating Causeway Collaborations on COVID-19

June 12, 2020

This is the message from leadership that appeared in today’s edition of Friday Update at UC Davis Health.

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic shows that it’s never been more important to collaborate across the causeway. UC Davis and UC Davis Health are doing just that, and the impact is felt both in the Sacramento region and far beyond.

Initiatives to Intercept Pandemics Through Genomics

June 11, 2020
BIOSCAN, Earth BioGenome Project and Global Virome Project Propose Pandemic Interception System

Three major initiatives in biodiversity genomics — BIOSCAN, the Earth BioGenome Project and the Global Virome Project — have joined forces to deliver a “pandemic interception system” based upon comprehensive knowledge of pathogens and their hosts, explains a recent commentary in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Pilot grants boost COVID-19 research

June 08, 2020
Projects focus on effects of the pandemic on families and patient care

(SACRAMENTO) — The Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, Center for Health and Technology and Behavioral Health Center of Excellence at UC Davis have collaborated to provide $90,000 for a range of research on the impact of COVID-19.

The funding will go to five projects that explore the effects of the pandemic on mental health, breast cancer screening, NICU care, children with disabilities and post-surgery therapy. 

UCOP Seed Grants Fund COVID-19 Research Projects

June 05, 2020

Faculty from the UC Davis School of Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have received seed funding from the UC Office of the President to launch research projects aimed at mitigating the impact of COVID-19.

17 Researchers Win COVID-19 Seed Grants

June 02, 2020

UC Davis researchers have a role in nine of the 25 COVID-19-related projects that recently received seed grants averaging about $50,000 from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a systemwide UC initiative headquartered at Berkeley.

Here are the projects with UC Davis researchers, 17 in all, listed with colleagues from other campuses. The projects are divided by award category.

UC Davis infectious disease experts have some warnings about COVID-19 and summer

May 29, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) — Summer is coming and COVID-19 restrictions are easing. That means people are changing what they do both indoors and outdoors, raising new questions about staying safe.

Two UC Davis infectious disease experts explained what is changing. Both had the same strong warning.

UC Davis Health leaders: Smart testing, not mass testing, the best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic

May 29, 2020

Testing everyone in all locations every day for SARS-CoV-2 is impractical, if not impossible.

Instead, administering “accurate, complete and rapid” tests to strictly defined groups is the best path forward through the COVID-19 pandemic, write David Lubarsky, vice chancellor of human health sciences and UC Davis Health CEO; and Brad Pollock, chair of the department of public health sciences and associate dean of public health sciences at UC Davis School of Medicine.