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Between vaccinations and intensive inpatient treatments for COVID-19 patients, there has been a gap in doctors’ pandemic toolkit. A new pill might fill that gap, says Mansoor Amiji, university distinguished professor of pharmaceutical sciences and chemical engineering at Northeastern. And it might help save hospitals on the brink.
Corliss Thompson, a College of Professional Studies dean and professor on the Charlotte campus, was recognized for her work creating stronger learning opportunities for adult students. Away from Northeastern, she is involved in a number of community efforts to help Black youth succeed in school and develop crucial life skills.
Northeastern coverage, research, and expertise on COVID-19 and the pandemic
Steven Lopez, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, studies molecules that are powered by sunlight rather than heat, a faster and more efficient catalyst for chemical reactions. As one of four principal investigators in the newly launched Institute for Data-Driven Dynamical Design, Lopez will use his expertise as a photochemist to study sustainable materials that can sequester carbon dioxide.
Biden nominates civil rights legend Margaret Burnham for federal Civil Rights cold case review board
President Joe Biden has nominated Northeastern law scholar and renowned civil rights lawyer Margaret Burnham to serve on a new board that will make it easier to access the records of unsolved murders of Black Americans during the Civil Rights era—and possibly solve some of the lingering crimes.
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Shital Waters, a graduate student in computer science and a star of YouTube videos, is co-founder of BluePlanetAI, which plans to deploy underwater drones to detect dangerous bacteria. In support of her efforts, Waters has received an inaugural $5,000 Innovator Award from Northeastern's Women Who Empower inclusion and entrepreneurship initiative.
The new online management degree launches in the spring of 2022 and focuses on improving the delivery of healthcare. Business management experts and healthcare personnel on the faculties of Northeastern and Mayo Clinic’s academic unit will share their expertise on the next generation of healthcare delivery.