Slowing the spread of COVID-19: developing anti-viral coatings for plastic-based packaging

Dr. Beth Mason, CEO Verschuren Centre “Our goal is to develop a range of polymer-based coatings for plastics-based packaging materials that would capture and kill viruses, such as COVID-19,” says Dr. Beth Mason. “The desired coatings would eliminate the need to disinfect many consumer-packaged goods as well as select medical equipment.” Dr. Mason is the…

Researchers from Dalhousie University and Nova Scotia Health Authority receive $1.1 million in funding from Government of Canada to study COVID-19

Thursday, June 25, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – Researchers from Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority are leading projects which received a $1.1 million investment from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and Research Nova Scotia as part of a May 2020 Rapid Research Funding Opportunity. The funding opportunity is a partnership between the…

Saint Mary’s researcher to study organizational response to disease outbreak with major new funding announcement

This story originally appeared on the Saint Mary’s University website and has been republished with their permission. Dr. Kevin Kelloway, professor of psychology, Saint Mary's University A closer look at how employers respond during disease outbreaks is part of a new research study underway at Saint Mary’s University. A research team led by Saint Mary’s…

Educate, engage, empower: Helping Canadians navigate the COVID-19 infodemic

This story originally appeared on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) website and has been republished with their permission. Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh These days it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of news, opinions, and discussions about COVID-19. The scale and pace of the pandemic are dizzying, but the speed and…

Cutting through the noise: How research can help public health authorities communicate clearly during a pandemic

This story originally appeared on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) website and has been republished with their permission. Dr. Ève Dubé Clear communication is always needed during a crisis—and the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. As the virus sweeps across the globe, however, public health authorities charged with sharing official details and scientific…