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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

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Webinar: Trust in Peer Review

Peer Review Week (Sept. 21-25, 2020) is a yearly global event celebrating the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality. This year’s theme, “Trust in Peer Review,” shines a light on how the peer review process works and why it helps build trust in research. In support of this effort, ORAU will host a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, featuring a team of researchers from the University of South Florida, University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the nonprofit Understanding Interventions That Broaden Participation in Science to discuss trust in peer review from and editorial, academic and research perspective.

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ORAU's Professional Training Programs now offering online radiological training courses

ORAU's Professional Training Programs now offering online radiological training courses

PTP online courses offer the same level of quality without requiring travel or attendance in a webinar. Enrollment in an online course still includes Q&A sessions with the PTP instructor-led team, similar to what you would experience in the classroom trainings.

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ORAU and MITRE Corporation partnership currently focuses on tools for tracking spread of COVID-19

ORAU and MITRE Corporation partnership currently focuses on tools for tracking spread of COVID-19

While the world awaits effective treatments or a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19), the most important information that can be gathered is who is infected, who is infectious and where clusters of sick people are located. Epidemiologists rely on testing and monitoring followed by contact tracing to determine how the illness has or could spread and to stop transmission. Another tool used to determine the spread of illness is wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), also known as sewage surveillance. WBE can be a leading indicator of the presence of COVID-19 in a community.

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ORAU Workforce Solutions uses technology to meet customer needs during pandemic

ORAU Workforce Solutions uses technology to meet customer needs during pandemic

While the rest of the world slowed down or stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic, Amanda Hurley, ORAU section manager for Workforce Solutions, said her team has been busy meeting the staffing needs of their customers.

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Podcast:  Giving in the time of COVID-19: United Way of Anderson County needs our help

Podcast: Giving in the time of COVID-19: United Way of Anderson County needs our help

The coronavirus pandemic has upended so much of how we live, learn, work and play. It has also impacted how we give. In this episode, Michael Holtz and Jenna Harpenau talk to Naomi Asher, executive director of the United Way of Anderson County, and representatives from three agencies supported by UWAC -- Michael Yates from Ridgeview Behavioral Health Services, Annie Cachiero from Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties, and Brent Waugh from Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee. We talk about the services each of these agencies provides, how those services have been impacted by the pandemic, how the need is greater now as a result, and how we can all help serve people in need in our communities. Join us for an uplifting conversation!

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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.