At this time, the U.S. has the most confirmed cases in the world and ranks sixth in the number of total deaths from the virus. With limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease, Robin Farrell, a veteran nurse practitioner, offers her expertise on protecting ourselves and others.
As health care providers and patients adjust to new procedures with the appearance of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Spencer Durham, who was recently named to Gov. Kay Ivey’s Coronavirus Task Force, offers some tips and practices.
Kyle Kostelecky, an associate professor of human development and family studies at Auburn and an expert in gerontology, explains the challenges of caring for the elderly during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Associate Clinical Professor Marilyn Bulloch is an infectious disease expert and has been closely following the news about COVID-19 and its impact on pharmacists and patients.
With schools closed during the COVID-19 outbreak and distance learning now the norm—at least temporarily—educators are having to get creative in how they provide learning opportunities. Parents are partners as they develop new norms in helping students stay engaged with learning. Faculty in the College of Education, including Victoria Cardullo, Martina McGhee, Megan Burton, Sara Demoiny and Octavia Tripp, discuss re-imagining “student engagement of learning.”
Auburn University finance scholar James R. Barth says the stock market drop is temporary and that government funds going to individuals and companies will provide the boost needed to get the economy going again. Most of all, he says investors should not panic.
Professor Brian Connelly of Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business has been studying for many years how people respond to external threats. He says the concept of “fight, flee or freeze” applies to a wide range of social situations, like coronavirus, and that business school professors use it to understanding managerial responses to threats such as economic downturns, supply chain problems and disruptive innovations. Understanding threat-responses sheds light on what we see unfolding in the public regarding coronavirus.
Professor Francesca Adler-Baeder, a veteran researcher on marriage and relationships, shares her expertise on how couples and families can keep relationships healthy in the era of quarantine and social distancing due to COVID-19.
Nadia Bhuiyan, an assistant clinical faculty member at Auburn University and director of Auburn’s Psychology Services Clinic, offers her insight and several resources and tips for how students and others can cope with anxiety and possible depression associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In her role as clinic director for Auburn’s Psychological Services Center, or AUPSC, Dr. Bhuiyan provides on-site and on-call supervision, didactics and training. The AUPSC assists clients seeking services for therapy and psychoeducational assessments, including young children, adolescents, adults, college students and families.
Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, assistant professor of biological sciences in Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, offers the below information about the complexities of SARS CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19. She discusses what makes the virus different—including its capability to proofread its mistakes—and why there are unknowns about a potential vaccine and how COVID-19 infections might fare as temperatures warm in the U.S.
As an asthma researcher, Linda Gibson-Young is often speaking about key signs for recognizing and diagnosing child asthma. Many times, asthma and allergies share similar symptoms and work hand in hand. With the uncertainties in health care today, the public is questioning the difference.
Assistant Clinical Professor Erica Kierce and Associate Professor Linda Gibson-Young from the Auburn University School of Nursing offer advice on dealing with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dave Ketchen, the Harbert Eminent Scholar and professor of management in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, offers advice on how small businesses can survive the effects of the coronavirus shutdown.
Bob Norton, chair of the Auburn University Food System Institute’s Food and Water Defense Working Group, says the U.S. food supply is not at risk and he offers tips on how citizens can best prepare their personal food supply. Regarding U.S. and China relations, he expects many companies to move facilities out of China.
Amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, Brian Connelly, professor of management and the Luck Eminent Scholar in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business, offers his thoughts on social distancing.
Higher learning institutions across the nation are moving to remote learning and canceling events to limit the spread of COVID-19. Last week, Auburn University announced its transition to remote instruction until April 10.
Amid the global outbreak of COVID-19, Bridgett A. King, an assistant professor and director of the Master of Public Administration Program at Auburn University, offers her thoughts below about how the coronavirus is already impacting primary elections around the country and how many are in a holding pattern as to further voter options and resources.
The subject of artificial intelligence and the role of ethics is gaining news coverage in recent stories such as “Pentagon to adopt detailed principles for using AI” and “AI ethics backed by Pope and tech giants in new plan.”
Auburn University Professor Kimberly Key provides advice on tax laws and changes that might affect individuals and businesses for both this year and in planning for next year. She serves as the PWC Professor of Accounting in Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business.