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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

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ORAU to develop COVID-19 PSA for VHA facilities around the country

ORAU to develop COVID-19 PSA for VHA facilities around the country

ORAU is working with Titan Alpha, a joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services and Atlas Research, to complete a task order that has been awarded to support the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Healthcare Transformation in developing a video public service announcement designed to keep veterans, VA employees and all those who enter VHA facilities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ORAU awarded NSF grant to study greenhouse gas fluxes in the Arctic

ORAU awarded NSF grant to study greenhouse gas fluxes in the Arctic

The National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs has awarded ORAU a collaborative research grant to study local and regional methane and carbon dioxide isotopic fluxes in the Arctic.

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Desmond Stubbs, Ph.D.: From late bloomer to diversity pioneer

Desmond Stubbs, Ph.D.: From late bloomer to diversity pioneer

In his role at ORISE, Stubbs builds partnerships with HBCUs and groups like the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which provides scholarships to more than 300,000 students at 47 HBCUs around the country. He evangelizes for the various ORISE research participation programs in the hopes that faculty will urge promising students to apply.

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VHA PIMS helps VA prepare for and respond to COVID-19 and plan for vaccine distribution

VHA PIMS helps VA prepare for and respond to COVID-19 and plan for vaccine distribution

The Veterans Health Administration used VHA PIMS, a web-based platform developed by ORAU, to conduct exercises that helped plan for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine recently made available by the Food and Drug Administration, and to plan for patient surge and staffing needs before the pandemic took hold in the United States.

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Podcast: Creating a School of Data Science at the University of Virginia

Podcast: Creating a School of Data Science at the University of Virginia

Dr. Phil Bourne, Stephenson Dean of the School of Data Science at the University of Virginia, didn't set out to be a data scientist. Rather, Bourne, who hails from Australia, began his career as a physical chemist. He became interested in the computational part of physical chemistry, which led him to become an expert in compiling huge data sets. During this conversation, Bourne talks about his career path, the importance of data science, and the "school without walls" that he leads at UVA. Data science is cross-cutting, and is part of many aspects of our lives whether we know it or not.

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COVID-19 effects on organizational culture presentation set for March 9

How organizations adapt and cope with COVID will impact our culture for five years and perhaps longer, says Jeffrey R. Miller, PhD, CIH, CSP, vice president of ORAU. "There is a saying that ‘culture is slow to develop and slow to change, except in the presence of a catalytic event.’ We are living in a catalytic event right now and each of our organizations has been forced to adapt, he said. Miller’s remarks are from a presentation he recorded for the annual Waste Management Symposia, which will be held virtually. Miller’s presentation will be shared during a panel session on March 9, from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m., on safety culture. A live Q&A will be held following the presentation. Preview the presentation slides.

Going Further. Together.

Going Further. Together.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance science education and workforce development and protect health and the environment. We connect the right people and resources to get things done, and we put the full power of our organization behind every project—both large and small.