UMBC researchers are sharing their knowledge and expertise about COVID-19 with the entire UMBC community, helping us to stay healthy and make informed decisions. One of the key components of successful research is accessibility to its content for those deeply involved in the process.

In today’s industry news, we take a look at a biotech joint venture COVID-19 research database to help public health and policy researchers extract insights to help combat the pandemic. We also look at a crisis in productivity, a lesson in persuasion, and early language pathways.


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Biotech Joint COVID-19 Database

To help research scientists better understand the challenges of COVID-19, the COVID-19 Research Database was recently created. This database aims to help public health and policy researchers extract insights to help combat the pandemic. The database is a secure repository of HIPAA-compliant, de-identified and limited patient-level data.

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A Crisis in Productivity

What worked in the pre-COVID 19 days are no longer working for professionals. The world is suffering and this is affecting our ways of getting through the day. This article looks into this new issue confronting many and proposes this might offer us an opportunity to find out what truly matters.

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Early Language Pathways in the Brain

In a breakthrough research study, scientists have discovered an evolutionary basis in auditory cognition and vocal communication as it relates to human language. This study highlights the amazing changes human language underwent since its dawn.

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A Lesson in Persuasion

Persuading people to behave in a certain way is not for the faint at heart. The current stay-at-home orders around our country prove that getting people to do what you ask is not easy and is often viewed as controlling. So how do we become successful change agents while respecting the choices of others? This article investigates that.

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