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UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier

Medical face masks, which have fallen into short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic, endangering both frontline health care workers and their patients, may be safely reused after sterilization, according to initial results from urgent research conducted this week by Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier.

University of Massachusetts Biostatistics faculty Nicholas Reich

Associate Professor Nicholas Reich, a biostatistician who directs the UMass-based Flu Forecasting Center of Excellence, was invited by the White House Coronavirus Task Force to participate in a coronavirus modeling webinar being held on Wednesday, March 18.

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Urgent research by environmental health sciences researcher Richard Peltier may help ease hospital equipment shortage during the COVID-19 pandemic.