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Graduate working in public health: ‘Glad to feel useful’

  About two weeks after Zach North earned his master’s in public health from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he was chasing COVID-19 across 10 counties in Southeast Tennessee. “Baptism by fire,” he said with a laugh. “Yes, it does wear you out, but it’s rewarding. I really feel like it’s important work, and I’m not glad that this is happening, but I’m glad to feel useful, to

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Coronavirus screeches vacation in South America to a halt

Coronavirus lockdown traps professor and his family in Peru.

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UTC researchers seeking new ways to diagnose, treat coronavirus

Three research projects targeting COVID-19 are now going on through the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The projects are searching for methods to make detection of the virus simpler and also to find ways to combat it. Along with providing $20,000 each for two of the projects, the SimCenter’s supercomputers are capable of quickly crunching massive amounts of data. They also can create computer-based models of

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Senior engineering students turn attention to solutions for coronavirus equipment

Jody Brown and fellow student Brach Burdick are coming up with concepts to make filters for masks similar to the N95 respirator masks now in short supply nationwide for health care workers.

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Balancing act: Keeping optimism, battling pessimism

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently. And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the

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