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Oak Ridge Associated Universities

For more than 70 years, we have helped our customers advance their mission by providing science, health and workforce solutions. Through our specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 120 universities, we connect the right people and resources to help our customers solve our nation’s most challenging issues.

ORAU awarded National Science Foundation grant to study greenhouse gas fluxes in the Arctic

ORAU awarded National Science Foundation 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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ORAU awarded contract to develop rapid assessment framework for HHS Office of Inspector General

ORAU awarded contract to develop rapid assessment framework for HHS Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded ORAU a contract to develop a framework for the assessment of HHS public health emergency response and recovery capabilities. The OIG’s goal is to help HHS leaders use this information to implement recommendations for improvement and be better prepared for future emergencies that may occur soon after the last event.

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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 U.S.

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Anticipated consequences—Mental health implications and the benefit of true planning

Anticipated consequences—Mental health implications and the benefit of true planning

ORAU experts like Crumly and Freddy Gray, MPH, MCHES, director of public health and healthcare, are working with federal agencies and national organizations on the planning and implementation of preparedness education campaigns. Gray says that while mental health issues are anticipated in community preparedness and planning, it is ultimately up to each community and the local preparedness infrastructure to partner together to develop a local plan to manage the issues that arise.

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Podcast: Future of research shines bright at ORAU

Podcast: Future of research shines bright at ORAU

ORAU's 127-member University Consortium enables us to leverage the research capabilities of members and those of our subject matter experts to collaborate on research projects that meet the needs of our federal and industry partners. Ken Tobin and Cathy Fore from ORAU's Research and University Partnerships Office discuss ORAU's research priority areas, how ORAU serves as matchmaker and convener for universities and federal agencies, and their excitement for the future of research at ORAU.

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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.