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UNM Faculty Pull Together To Tackle Coronavirus

  University Showcase 4/17, 8a: During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, people from all over our community are stepping up to help. That’s true as well at the University of New Mexico. On this episode we hear about efforts to create personal protective equipment for medical workers and others.

We also talk with researchers in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology who are working on a vaccine for the coronavirus. 



Links and Resources:

UNM Researchers Work To Find COVID-19 Vaccine - Daily Lobo

UNM To Add To Knowledge Of Coronavirus - Albuquerque Journal

UNM Scientists Study Coronavirus Variations for Clues About What Comes Next - UNMHSC Newsroom

ScrubHub ABQ Wins Pitch Competition and $7500

Video pitch from ScubHub ABQ

ScrubHub GoFundMe page

School of Engineering spearheads respirator mask and sanitizer production - UNMHSC Newsroom


Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.