The University of Washington Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness (formerly called the MetaCenter for Pandemic Preparedness and Global Health Security) offers a  proactive approach to pandemics that addresses the root causes of pandemic risk and accelerates effective action by working with partners in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) to achieve sustainable impact at large scale. The Alliance builds on the resources of our incredible scientific community and the leadership role that the University of Washington has taken in response to COVID-19 at local, national and international levels.

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The COVID-19 Lit Rep is currently prepared by the UW Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness and the START Center in collaboration with and on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health. The Lit Rep was originally developed and disseminated by the WA DOH COVID-19 Incident Management Team to support evidence-based decision making throughout the region. Click here to subscribe.


UW Alliance Members' COVID-19 Projects: In the News

Suffering from COVID-19 science overload? This UW team wades through the deluge so you don’t have to (Seattle Times, Sept. 28) – includes Brandon Guthrie and Jennifer Ross/COVID Literature Situation Report

COVID-19 vaccine has hefty response in nonhuman primates - includes Deborah Fuller

Faculty to Co-Lead Global Research Network to Confront Emerging Pandemic Viruses (UW Medicine) - includes Wes Van Voorhis, Judy Wasserheit, Peter Rabinowitz, and Michael Gale

UW's Dr. Deborah Fuller and team racing toward a COVID-19 vaccine (Crosscut) - includes Deborah Fuller

New Washington study looking at whether our pets are vulnerable to COVID-19 (KOMO News) - quotes COVID-19 and Pets Study (CAPS) 

Can pets get COVID-19? (Dept. of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences) - study led by Peter Rabinowitz

Lessons learned on COVID-19 from a global health perspective (American Pharmacists Association) - by Andy Stergachis

UW Professor Tracks Critical Coronavirus Information in Real Time (Dept. of Global Health) - includes David Pigott

Testing ability for coronavirus rises as private labs join effort (KOMO News) - includes Wes Van Voorhis

For a comprehensive list of DGH-related media coverage on the coronavirus, click here.

For more information on DGH's Coronavirus research response, click here.