New podcast leverages IU experts to answer COVID-19 questions
A new podcast launched last week by The Media School and IU Studios features experts from across the university answering questions about COVID-19. The first episodes cover topics including how to handle anxiety and depression in isolation, how to handle your household finances during a recession, and how to find gratitude during the pandemic.
Have a question you’d like On Topic to answer? Fill out the “Ask a question” form on the podcast’s website. To suggest an IU expert who can answer COVID-19 questions, send an email to Marah Yankey at email@example.com or Andrea Zeek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IU helps Bloomington postdoc return from Africa
Indiana University Bloomington postdoctoral researcher Daniella Chusyd had planned to spend a year in Africa studying elephant health and reproduction. But when the coronavirus pandemic spread, her focus quickly turned to whether she could return to the United States.
Paul Macklin, an associate professor at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, is leading an international COVID-19 simulation group to rapidly build a SARS-CoV-2 tissue simulator with a group of virologists, pharmacologists and mathematicians.
The SARS-Cov-2 tissue simulator is a rapid prototyping project that aims to create multiscale simulation models.