Virtual Support & Resources
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We understand that the current situation regarding the coronavirus may be causing you to feel more stress than usual. We hope this page can help. Whether you are looking for stress management tips, educational opportunities, exercises you can do at home, or just looking for something to do to keep busy, we hope you will find everything you need right here! Social distancing is hard — we want to make sure you are all supported during this time and have everything you need to stay happy and healthy. Even though the nearest person might be six feet away, remember that you are not alone!
If you have a suggested resource that would be valuable for us to add, please email email@example.com. Please continue to keep an eye on our COVID-19 website, tech.cornell.edu/coronavirus and in particular the FAQ for students.
If you are concerned about your stress level, or need someone to talk to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment with Sarah Rubin, Student Wellness and Support Manager.
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Cornell Tech COVID-19 Initiatives
- COVID-19 immunity testing: Two Runway companies (SoGo and Katena) have teamed up to develop COVID-19 Immunity Testing Kits. These test kits do not test the disease, they test when a person has built an immunity to the virus. Long term it is more important to know who has immunity and when herd immunity will be achieved to maintain people in the workforce.
Contact: Rebecca Brachman email@example.com and
Server Ertem firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mental health platform for doctors: Runway company AwareHealth has developed a platform that allows doctors to talk about the stress and other issues related to treating COVID-19 patients. This platform is an enterprise tool that allows hospitals to improve the wellbeing of their staff while giving hospital administration the resources to improve.
Contact: Param Kulkarni email@example.com.
- Music Therapy for anxiety and co-intervention: Runway company Neuralpositive has developed algorithms and techniques to create medical music. They use medical music as co-interventions, meaning in conjunction with other drugs and treatments inside of the hospital to reduce the anxiety of COVID-19 patients and improve their recovery. They are currently doing a pilot at Weill Cornell.
Contact: Yasmine Van Wilt firstname.lastname@example.org
- COVID-19 testing using DNA sequencing: A Runway company, Bioptia, has worked for years on reducing hospital-acquired infections (HSA) by detecting viruses using their novel DNA sequencing technology. Biotia is now performing a large number of COVID-19 tests at Weill Cornell and soon at their second lab in Brooklyn.
Contact: Niamh O’Hara email@example.com
- Accelerating drug development for COVID-19 treatment: Runway company One Three Biotech has developed computational biology algorithms to rapidly predict the side effects of drugs. They are offering their platform for free for companies developing drugs for COVID-19, so that potential cures can go through regulatory approval faster.
Contact: Neel Madhukar firstname.lastname@example.org
- Computation acceleration for COVID-19 treatment discovery: Runway company Concertio has developed a platform to speed up computational analysis. They are offering it for free for companies developing in-silica molecules to treat or combat COVID-19.
Contact: Tomer Morad email@example.com
- Sanitizing of masks and PPE: Cornell Tech received a request by the Deputy Mayor of NYC to come up with solutions for mask sanitizing. A Runway company Biotia (www.biotia.io), and a company by an RPI graduate VitalVio (www.vitalvio.com) have replied with approaches using ozone treatment and UV lighting respectively.
- COVID-19 tracker bot via Telegram: Founders of Spinouts, company Auggi (David Hachuel is Alumn) built a Telegram app called Opendemic that helps track the incidences of COVID-19.
Contact: David Hachuel firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cornell Tech Clinic for domestic violence: the clinic is helping domestic violence survivors get support during a time when individuals are forced to stay inside.
- Telemedicine and care at home kits: Fernando and a few of his business partners have launched CuredAtHome.org, which wants to send households with mild cases of COVID-19 a care box and a telemedicine app so that they can stay home, get care, and build immunity without crowding hospitals.
- Student Impact Groups: a current student has put up a website with all student WhatsApp group opportunities, groups such as the MakerLAB Support Team, Get Me PPE, We Are Linked, Pen Pals, Hyper Local, and CT SWAT.
Contact: Kaitlin Hemric email@example.com
- COVID-19 Chatbot: Spinout company Hyro (formerly Airbud) has released a free COVID-19 chatbot. The chatbot is getting its knowledge from certified resources (such as the CDC and WHO) and updates automatically as new information is available. It is able to answer FAQs about the Coronavirus (e.g. “what are the symptoms?”, “how can I protect myself?”) as well as provide risk assessment through a short dialog.
Contact: Israel Krush firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Distancing Study: Wendy Ju’s research lab is studying how and why people travel through New York City under social distancing policy. The research includes active data collection of anonymized personal location information, as well as vehicle-based collection of pedestrian and light vehicle activity throughout New York. This research is sponsored by the NSF.
Contact: Wendy Ju email@example.com
- COVID-19 Community Survey: This survey is a community-based screening tool, from the Red Hook Initiative and Council Member Carlos Menchaca, to identify those at medical risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. The tool helps identify people with COVID-19-specific symptoms, and those who have greater health risks overall during the pandemic. See http://covid19-redhook.cornelltech.io/ .
- ScreenCovid: this is an opensource tool based on a survey designed at John Hopkins Univ. See http://screencovid.com/ and https://github.com/tconley/screencovid.com/. The app can be repurposed to any geography and any language.
- COVID-19 discussion forum: see http://cornelltech.io/covid19 .
- Ask Miso Anything: Cornell tech researchers have trained a neural network to be able to read research papers and websites and answer questions from the public and researchers https://covid19.askmiso.com/ .
- Workplace reconfiguration for social distance: Runway company Spacemate developed an AI-powered solution that helps to reconfigure the workplace to optimize work patterns and ensure COVID-19 safety guidelines are met. The outcome: enhanced safety, people productivity, and business success.
Contact: Davide Schaumann firstname.lastname@example.org
- Connecting Influencers with COVID-19 Initiatives: Spinout company Corcus is helping connect non-profit campaigns with influencers to increase the outreach of COVID-19 initiatives. Corcus connects influencers to a project to encourage public donations to Columbia University’s Dr Ian Lapkin’s lab, to donate blood plasma to help with developing cures, and to support educational resources for a Home teaching run by Eric Ries.
Contact: Rongxin Zhang email@example.com