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UTEP Community Engagement and Research in COVID-19
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Description

This community connects UTEP faculty and professional staff who are involved in community engagement activities or research related to COVID-19.
The goal of this community is to connect and support interaction among members and related community stakeholders. The efforts of this community provide a snapshot of the various ways that UTEP is responding to COVID-19 in the community and beyond. For information on research issues related to UTEP and COVID-19 visit the ORSP website.

Aspirations

KEYWORDS

  1. Community Engagement
  2. coronavirus
  3. COVID-19
  4. pandemic

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Aley, Stephen
Advocate
Professor
Science - Biological Sciences
Bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, Infectious Disease, Microbiology, Parasites, Biochemistry, STEM Education, Curriculum Development
Featured: Awards

Associate Professor
Health Sciences - Kinesiology
skeletal muscle, metabolism, insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes, exercise, physical activity, high fat diet, nutrition, lipid metabolism, COVID-19
Featured: Awards

Assistant Professor
Science - Physics
X-ray and Neutron Scattering, Ionic Liquids, Nano-confinement in Pores, Energy Storage, Colloid science, Protein Solution Structure, COVID-19
Featured: Awards

Professor
Engineering - Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering (MMBME)
Biomaterials, Inkjet Printing, Tissue Engineering, COVID-19
Featured: Awards

Professor
Engineering - Civil Engineering
transportation engineering, intelligent transportation systems, transportation security, cross border transportation, parking, smart cities
Featured: Awards


Related Efforts

UTEP to manufacture protective face shields for healthcare workers
UTEP Related Effort
Contact: Francisco Medina

UTEP additive manufacturing facilities supported the medical community by manufacturing protective face shields for healthcare workers.

UTEP evaluating modified multi-patient ventilator design
UTEP Related Effort

UTEP Contact: Ronnie Stout, Nursing
UTEP is evaluating a modified multi-patient ventilator design to connect more than one patient per machine; 1 machine for 5 vents. Testing at UTEP Simulation Lab.

UTEP to purchase disinfection system to decontaminate and re-use N95 respirators
UTEP Related Effort

UTEP Contact: Robert Moss, Environmental Health and Safety
UTEP is purchasing Bioquell hydrogen peroxide disinfection system normally used for BSL-3 decontamination but that can be used to decontaminate and re-use N95 respirators up to 50 times. The equipment has been ordered. When it arrives, we will validate procedures and use for N95 respirator decontamination, if needed.

UTEP Costumers Sew Face Masks to Assist Others
UTEP Related Effort
Contact: Crystal Herman

A request for fabric face masks to assist elderly residents at an assisted living facility in Washington state became a call to action for several costume makers at The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Theatre and Dance, and their efforts have expanded to benefit border agencies.

UTEP Keck Center website
UTEP Resource
Other
Related Effort:
Requesting 3D printing of mask skeletons for N95 masks
UTEP to manufacture protective face shields for healthcare workers
Ventilator production using 3-D printing
Ryan Wicker

Our vision is for additive manufacturing (AM) technology to revive the economy through a transformation in the way products are designed and manufactured, taking advantage of distributed manufacturing and 3D multi-functional designs enabled by AM. Our mission is to lead the AM transformation through multi-disciplinary activities that include education, research, outreach, technology development and commercialization, and industrial partnerships.

UTEP Office of Environment Health & Safety website
UTEP Resource
Other
Related Effort:
Collaboration between Texas Tech and UTEP to become test sites
UTEP Partners with Local Health Care Professionals to Fit Test Personal Protective Equipment
UTEP supporting City of El Paso with COVID-19 testing
UTEP to purchase disinfection system to decontaminate and re-use N95 respirators

The Environmental Health & Safety Office was established to develop, promote and maintain a safe, healthy learning and working environment for the students, faculty, staff and visitors at the University of Texas at El Paso.

UTEP Office of Research & Sponsored Projects (ORSP) website
UTEP Resource
Other
Related Effort: Collaboration between Texas Tech and UTEP to become test sites
Roberto Osegueda

The vision of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is to accelerate the research and sponsored program enterprise while adhering to university policies and federal regulations.

UTEP Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) website
UTEP Resource
Other
Related Effort: UTEP supporting City of El Paso with COVID-19 testing
Lorraine Torres

The CLS Program is committed to providing high quality educational experiences that develop knowledgeable, skillful, and ethical professionals who will fulfill leadership positions and contribute to the growth and advancement of the health care community of our US-Mexican Border and Southwest region.

DIALOG SOURCES

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This community engages in dialog as follows:

Microsoft Teams