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Mathematics’ Lauren Childs helps address the complex problems of malaria

Childs recently co-authored a report with a team from Harvard University on the role of natural mosquito behavior on transmission of a disease that threatens half the world’s population.

Date: 02/23/2021
Student COVID-19 case investigators and contact tracers develop public health skills, navigate disparities

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Tech Master of Public Health students have served as case investigators and contact tracers in the New River Valley, Roanoke City, Alleghany County, and beyond the region in Central Shenandoah. These roles, which support confirmed and probable cases and notify possible contacts of exposure, are key to limiting COVID-19 transmission.

Date: 02/22/2021
COVID-19 vaccine update for employees: Week of Feb. 15

Date: 02/18/2021
COVID-19 vaccine continues rollout in region

Along with its own vaccination clinics, the New River Health District is partnering with about 20 local pharmacies and medical providers to administer the vaccine to people age 65 and older.

Date: 02/17/2021
COVID-19 simulation model creates scenarios

Such factors as the continued adoption of face coverings, the frequency of public health messaging, and the availability of vaccines are used to predict the rate of infection and likelihood of completing the spring semester as planned.

Date: 02/17/2021

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