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University of Richmond Experts Share Research, Knowledge, and Helpful Tips Related to COVID-19 

University of Richmond faculty and staff are available to provide their insight as you continue to cover the COVID-19 pandemic. From mathematical modeling of infectious disease to healthy eating to the economic impact, these experts can add perspective to the news of the day. Contact the media relations team to connect with one of these experts today.

Viruses

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Eugene Wu, a biology and biochemistry professor, can provide insight on potential anti-virals for COVID-19.

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Infectious Disease

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Jory Brinkerhoff, a biology professor, can discuss the spread of disease. 

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COVID-19 in Latin America

Pribble headshotJenny Pribble, associate professor of political science, can speak to how Latin American countries have responded to COVID-19.

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Herd Immunity

Wares headshotJoanna Wares, associate professor of mathematics, can explain herd immunity and when it is effective against disease.

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Mathematical Biology

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Marcella Torres can discuss the intersections of mathematical and biological sciences relevant to COVID-19.

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Modeling Infection Spread

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Lester Caudill, professor of mathematics, can provide insight on how math is used to predict disease.

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College Enrollment

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Vice President for Enrollment Management Stephanie DuPaul, can discuss trends and best practices during COVID-19. 

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International Education

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Dean of International Education Martha Merritt, can provide prospective on study abroad considerations during a pandemic. 

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College Admissions

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Associate Vice President and Dean of Admissions Gil Villanueva, can discuss how college admission professionals are adjusting and innovating processes. 

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Impact on Retail

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Tom Arnold, a finance professor, can discuss COVID-19's impact on retail businesses. 

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Economic Impact on Virginia

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Randy Raggio, a finance professor, can discuss the statewide economic impacts of COVID-19. 

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Economic Assistance

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Political scientist Tracy Roof, can discuss how government assistance programs like food stamps impact the economy. 

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Impact on Music Industry

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Andy McGraw, a music professor and ethnomusicologist, can discuss the pandemic's impact on the music industry. 

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Olympics Postponed

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Andy Spalding, a law professor and chair of the Olympics Compliance Task Force, can provide insights into the decision to postpone the Olympic Games.  

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Judicial Impacts

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Carl Tobias, a law professor, can provide insight on how COVID-19 is affecting judicial activity.  

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Career Advice

Shelton headshotBecca Shelton, a UR career advisor, shares advice for those on the hunt for new jobs during COVID-19.

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Information Security

Sumpter headshotShana Sumpter, director of information security, can provide advice on practicing good cyber hygiene while working remotely and avoiding scams.

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Estate Planning

Tait headshotAllison Tait, a law professor who specializes in estate and family law, can discuss why now is the right time to revisit your will.

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Social Isolation

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Don Forsyth, a social psychologist, shares insight on how to mentally manage social isolation.

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Healthy Brains

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Kelly Lambert, professor of behavioral neuroscience, can discuss how to keep our brains healthy during uncertain times. 

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Healthy Behavior

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Camilla Nonterah, a counseling psychologist, can discuss how to manage anxiety and avoid unhealthy behavior during crisis situations. 

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Health and Wellness

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Sarah Lee, UR health educator, shares tips for sticking with your exercise routines while social distancing. 

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Mindfulness

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Monti Datta, a political science professor, leads mindfulness initiatives on campus. He shares how our mind can a be tool for stress management during uncertain times.

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Emotional Resiliency

Knouse headshotLaura Knouse, a psychology professor and clinical psychologist, shares how focusing on daily tasks can help us through uncertain times.

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Remote Teaching

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Heather Russell, a mathematics professor, reflects on what professors should consider while teaching from home. 

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Working from Home

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Theran Fisher a talent management professional, provides tips on how to be sucessful at working from home. 

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Remote Work Etiquette

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Kevin Cruz, a management professor, can provide tips on how to interact with coworkers remotely. 

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Pandemics of the Past

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David Routt, a history professor, can compare today's COVID-19 pandemic with pandemics of the past. 

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Pandemic Literature

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Elizabeth Outka, an English professor, can discuss how past pandemics have shaped cultures for years to come. 

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Post-Apocalyptic Culture

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Kevin Pelletier, associate professor of English, can tell us what we might learn from his post-apocalyptic literature class during an international pandemic. 

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Everyday Heroes

Allison headshotScott Allison, a psychology professor and expert on the heroes journey, can discuss how everyday people step up as heroes during a health crisis.

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K-12 Reading Comprehension

Milby headshotTammy Milby, director of reading, can share how parents can practice reading comprehension skills with their children while social distancing.

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Front Lines of Health Care

Sweis headshotRania Kassab Sweis, a medical anthropologist, can compare war time health care and the experiences of health care professionals during a pandemic.

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