In 2019, more than 16 million caregivers in the US provided 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care, with an estimated value of $244 billion, for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. But the cost of this unpaid care is not only financial.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is among the 29 organizations and businesses partnering with Governor Bill Lee’s Economic Recovery Group to distribute more than 250,000 free and low-cost cloth face coverings across the state.
Dinosaur bones at a much-researched quarry still hold scientific surprises says Stephanie Drumheller, University of Tennessee, Knoxville paleontologist and lead author on a study about cannibalism.
Two graduate students have received Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) awards. Since 2014, UT ranks number one in the country for SCGSR awards.
During the pandemic, alumni of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Social Work are finding new ways to provide essential human services to their communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted East Tennessee Chinese/Chinese American Care to help make sure medical personnel and first responders have equipment to do their jobs effectively while staying protected.
Neither app was developed with a pandemic in mind, but both University of Tennessee, Knoxville inventors believe their technology can support individuals indirectly or directly affected by the pandemic.
“As a nurse, you show up, even though it’s scary,” Laura Phelps says. “Volunteers do the same. You come together in times of need. You show up for each other.”
Conlan Burbrink’s professional resume includes grounds work at the highest level of soccer, cricket, and baseball, where he interned for a summer with his hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds.
The transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus allegedly from an animal to a human and the human-to-human spread of COVID-19 demonstrates how animal, human, plant, and environmental health are interconnected.
Professors leading weekly sessions in mindfulness-based stress reduction with medical residents and employees at the University of Tennessee Medical Center say the timing has coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic.
At home, medical workers may face the same isolation as the rest of the country. Then they put on their scrubs and their masks and move to the front lines, facing the coronavirus head-on every day in cities across the United States.