When Virginia Tech moved courses to an online format as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, the Graduate School quickly pivoted to preserve that tradition. They moved dissertation presentations to the online platform Zoom and made them available to the public, which for some students, made them more accessible to family and friends.
Through community partnerships and grassroots engagement efforts, Connection 2 Care plans to facilitate peer-to-peer counseling and distribute backpack kits containing life-saving resources to those most at risk of opioid overdoses in the Roanoke area.
President Trump’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to what he claims has been a mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic could have far-reaching and long-felt effects, says global health policy expert.
What will be at the top of the global health agenda in the aftermath of COVID-19? Stephanie Smith, a global health policy expert at Virginia Tech, says preparing for another pandemic shouldn’t be the only order of business.
Local governments across Virginia are bracing for the economic fall-out brought on by COVID-19, with many worried about insolvency. Virginia Tech expert Stephanie Davis is connecting counties, cities, and towns to valuable financial planning resources – and each other.