Our Impact: COVID-19 Research & Innovation

O'Brein Institute

Child advocates ring the alarm in new report on children in Canada

O’Brien Institute for Public Health and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute report shows COVID-19 poses direct threat to child health and well-being

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Lungs

UCalgary researchers discover how to capture images of cells at work inside our lungs

Discovery provides new insights into how our immune system battles deadly bacteria and viruses like flu and COVID-19

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COVID-19

Additional UCalgary researchers receive federal funding to take on COVID-19

Second round of CIHR rapid funding will support clinical, public health research

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Paul Bio

UCalgary researchers part of Pan-Canadian network to improve treatment and recovery from sepsis

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in COVID-19

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Cargill

UCalgary researchers investigate COVID-19 outbreak at Alberta meat processors

Government of Canada-funded project is one of 6 led by O’Brien Institute for Public Health members aimed at addressing health challenges of pandemic

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Freedman

UCalgary-led study to track how COVID-19 may be silently transmitted by children

Children in 20 ER sites across North America to be tested and followed to investigate transmission

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Pregnant moms across Canada surveyed on COVID-19

Pregnant moms across Canada surveyed on COVID-19

To shed light on stress, depression and infant brain development during this time of extreme change,  a research team at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary is asking pregnant moms about the impact COVID-19 is having on their mental and physical health.

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Schulich sensors

Personal sensor may provide COVID-19 protection in post-pandemic workplace

Engineering research chair works on device to monitor people without encroaching on privacy

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Med Researcher

From cancer to COVID: Med school researchers may hold key to vaccine creation

Doug Mahoney re-focuses experience with viruses on urgent exploration

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microbiome

Gut reaction: How the gut microbiome may influence the severity of COVID-19

Community of micro-organisms performs many beneficial functions, write Shirin Moossavi and Marie-Claire Arrieta, Cumming School of Medicine, in Conversation Canada

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ACWA Lab

UCalgary, The City of Calgary and AHS team up in the fight against COVID-19

Wastewater samples will help identify local outbreaks, fast

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COVID-19 research

UCalgary researchers launch 360-degree study of children and COVID-19

Unlocking the unique fingerprint of the virus will inform potential treatments and vaccines

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Exergy lab

UCalgary partners to produce life-saving ventilator for COVID-19 crisis

Exergy Solutions-led project sees simple open-source ventilator adapted and upgraded to Canadian health standards

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UCalgary researchers inform City’s COVID-19 pandemic response

UCalgary researchers inform City’s COVID-19 pandemic response

Data scientists track spread of COVID-19 in Alberta and advise on best interventions to flatten the curve.

UCalgary research team develops hand-held device for speedy COVID-19 self-testing

UCalgary team develops hand-held device for speedy COVID-19 self-testing

Project chosen for federal funding; biosensor test is still months away from full production.

UCalgary, UAlberta, Alberta Health Services, and Government of Alberta team up to research whether a five-day treatment can prevent hospitalization for those at highest risk

Alberta study investigates early intervention with hydroxychloroquine

UCalgary, UAlberta, Alberta Health Services, and Government of Alberta team up to research whether a five-day treatment can prevent hospitalization for those at highest risk.

Sleep Study

COVID-19 researchers probe link between sleep and empathy

What happens to empathy when we aren't sleeping properly? UCalgary scholars seek participants for study

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UCalgary Researcher

Researchers examine how COVID-19 affects health-care workers

Study underway in Cumming School of Medicine to better understand impact of pandemic

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UCalgary researchers develop a new method to test for COVID-19

UCalgary researchers develop new method to test for COVID-19

Test allows for rapid results in areas with limited access to high-tech diagnostic equipment.

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UCalgary researchers join national effort to use plasma as a treatment for COVID-19

UCalgary researchers join national effort for COVID-19

Study to investigate whether plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help others still battling the virus.

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Leading metabolomics researcher in Faculty of Science mobilizes lab to help with COVID-19 relief

Leading metabolomics lab helps with COVID-19

Ian Lewis part of four new collaborative projects for testing, rapidly diagnosing viral infection.

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UCalgary researchers tapped to help mitigate spread of coronavirus

UCalgary researchers help mitigate spread of coronavirus

Research teams in medicine, public policy, and social work bring skills to global outbreak.

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UCalgary researchers leading delivery of 12,000 COVID-19 face shields

UCalgary researchers leading delivery of 12,000 COVID-19 face shields

Cross-disciplinary group led by UCalgary researchers to produce visors for Alberta Health Services for May distribution.

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Custom COVID-19 mask for health workers brings UCalgary alumni together

Custom COVID-19 mask for health workers brings UCalgary alumni together

Engineering and communications grads take experience on custom footwear to next step in fight against global pandemic.

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UCalgary biomedical engineers and scientists join international effort to design modern-day iron lung

UCalgary biomedical engineers and scientists join efforts to design modern-day iron lung

Multidisciplinary team works toward creating an emergency pandemic ventilator.

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Team gives a helping hand by cleaning hands

Team gives a helping hand by cleaning hands

UCalgary spinoff makes hand sanitizer to donate to community groups; additional supplies needed.

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