UMass Amherst COVID-19 Response Teams
A large and diverse group of scientists at UMass Amherst have aligned to create ‘Response Teams’ to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. These teams bring together expertise from engineering, the life sciences, nursing, computer science, and public health & health sciences. They are addressing regional unmet needs, such as a lack of enough personal protective devices (PPDs), and a lack of specific reagents needed for COVID-19 testing. Some of the efforts mounted by these COVID-19 Response Teams are highlighted below.
More accurate infectious-disease projections
The Influenza Forecasting Center of Excellence team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is developing a COVID-19 forecast hub by unifying multiple models in an effort to produce a more accurate picture of the potential impacts of the novel coronavirus.