Mapping a Virus: From Understanding a Species to Writing Policy on COVID-19

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Online

Researchers at KU explore a range of topics that provide context for understanding current events. In collaboration, The Commons, the KU Biodiversity Institute, and the KU Institute for Policy & Social Research present a series of talks by KU experts on disease modeling and policy-making. Videos are available to view below, to be followed by a live conversation with the presenters on April 28.
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Video presentations address:
+ What is a coronavirus?
+ How do scientists map a virus?
+ How does scientific research become policy?
+ How is policy written for a population?

Update 4/23: The National Science Foundation has awarded funding support to Folashade Agusto and A. Townsend Peterson for further research on COVID-19. NSF DMS 2028297

Presentations:

COVID-19: Where Does it Come From?
A. Townsend Peterson, KU Biodiversity Institute / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 

 

 

COVID-19: Disease Modeling 101
Folashade Agusto, KU Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 

 

How Does Scientific Research Meet Policy?
Jorge SoberĂ³n, KU Biodiversity Institute / Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

 

 

Kansas in Crisis: Unemployment and Small Businesses
Donna K. Ginther, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research / Economics

 

 

 

Kansas in Crisis: Inching Towards Economic Recovery
Donna K. Ginther, KU Institute for Policy & Social Research / Economics

 

 

 

Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff, Undergraduate Students
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