COVID-19 Research Working Group

Leading Coronavirus Research


The Latest: FacultyConnect, Research, Commencement

April 14, 2020

Hundreds of researchers attended the first two COVID-19 Research Virtual Town Halls, which are being held weekly via Zoom.

And this week brings the new FacultyConnect Zoom gathering, a weekly opportunity for faculty members to reflect upon and share their experiences with remote instruction. The meetups, organized by the Center for Educational Effectiveness, will be from 12:10 to 1 p.m. Thursdays starting April 16.

COVID-19 and the Built Environment

April 10, 2020
Review Examines How Building Design Can Influence Disease Transmission

Social distancing has Americans mostly out of the places they usually gather and in their homes as we try to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But some buildings, such as hospitals and grocery stores, have to remain open, and at some point, most of us will go back to the office or workplace. What is the role of building design in disease transmission, and can we change how we design the built environment to make it healthier?

In the Information Surge, Check the Facts Twice or Three Times, Experts Advise

April 09, 2020
COVID-19 Facts and Rumors Difficult to Discern

The information surge in the COVID-19 pandemic has been almost as overwhelming as the surge occurring in medical facilities. While staying informed as well as being up to date on the latest technology is important, it’s also crucial to be cautious in your use of all this technology, University of California, Davis, experts advise.

UC Davis Researchers Tackle COVID-19

April 08, 2020

UC Davis physicians and scientists are studying COVID-19 across fields of expertise.

At the medical center, physicians treated the first known patient with community-acquired coronavirus in the U.S. in February.

The case highlighted significant knowledge gaps in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19. It also led to changes in the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines for testing.

UC Davis Researchers Launch New COVID-19 Tracking Application

April 08, 2020
New Web App Offers User-Friendly Data Visualization and Maps of Cases and Testing

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new web application that allows users to track COVID-19 cases and testing across the globe. The app offers a simple, intuitive way for users to track COVID-19 data at the country, state and county level.

The Link Between Virus Spillover, Wildlife Extinction and the Environment

April 07, 2020
The Same Processes That Threaten Wildlife Increase Our Risk of Spillover

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, a common question is, can infectious diseases be connected to environmental change? Yes, indicates a study published today from the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute.