Impact of COVID-19 on Researchers

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COVID-19 Research Projects

Investigators at UT Southwestern from across the entire spectrum of clinical, data, and basic sciences have risen to the global challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Return to Full Occupancy

Research laboratories may return to 100% occupancy. All personnel are strongly encouraged to wear a mask and maintain safe physical distancing as much as possible.

Resumption of Patient Research Activities

Following the reopening of our research laboratories, we provide the following guidelines for planning resumption of patient research activities.

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Guidelines for Safely Working in Labs

This informational webinar for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate school faculty covers the current guidelines for safely working in labs.

Panelists include:

  • Steven Leach, M.D., Director, Student Health Services
  • Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Graduate School
  • Stuart Ravnik, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • John Schoggins, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology
  • Terin Ziebarth, FNP-C, Student Health Services
  • Andrew Zinn, M.D., Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School

Human Research

Check the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) for daily updates, current guidelines regarding IRB approval, regulatory guidance, and frequently asked questions.

If you have logistical questions about research procedures at UT Southwestern’s hospital, clinics, and campus, including COVID-19 screening forms and surveys (in English and Spanish), refer to the Office of Clinical Research (needs VPN to access).

Animal and Basic (Laboratory) Research

Check the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) site (needs VPN to access) for important updates.