Covid-19 Stories

Our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners are adapting to the realities of this current crisis and having tremendous impact on the front lines. Here are a few of their stories:

Dr. Olihe Okoro Headshot

When the COVID-19 pandemic began it became apparent that some populations were more affected by the virus than others. Research from Olihe Okoro, PhD, MPH, researcher and professor at the College of Pharmacy, Duluth, and partnering agencies, aimed to understand how members of her own community of Duluth were affected in order to provide more effective care around COVID-19.

side by side photos of a painted landscape and a photograph of the same landscape

Grad students use grant to help their community

Portrait of Tim Stratton

Course encourages students to consider decisions

pharmacist standing in pharmacy with face mask and face shield

A vulnerable supply chain and what can be done.

Pills and laptop close up

Over the past few months, a number of drugs have been under investigation to treat COVID-19 without well-established safety or data to support these claims. However, some of these unproven therapies may have underlying genetic reasons for not being effective and resulting in fatal adverse effects as found with hydroxychloroquine.