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An Unprecedented Impact: A series of fact sheets on COVID-19 and biomedical research

June 17, 2020

Summary

In this series of fact sheets, UMR looks at the unprecedented impact that COVID-19 is having on biomedical research. From a laser-like focus by researchers, medical professionals and life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide to understand, mitigate, treat and eradicate the pandemic, to massive disruptions to ongoing research in all fields that is jeopardizing important work, stalling life-saving clinical trials and upending the career paths of many graduate students and early career scientists, COVID-19 is touching all aspects of our biomedical research enterprise.

Part 1 in the series focuses on the effort to combat COVID-19.

Part 2 in the series looks at the disruption to the research pipeline caused by the pandemic and the consequences health and the economy.