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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

Resources to help UMD faculty, staff, and students understand Covid-19

COVID-19 Research @ UMD

This page includes news and resources on COVID-19-related research being conducted by University of Maryland researchers.


Selected UMD units and researchers involved in coronavirus research

Administrative Units

Current Research at UMD

Below is a sample of research that has been or is currently being conducted by University of Maryland faculty and researchers. This research examines both the novel COVID-19 virus and other infectious viruses like influenza.


A map of the United States as the American Flag with Coronavirus scattered across it.

A new national poll conducted by UMD researchers tries to understand American's reactions to coronavirus


A gif of the spread of coronoavirus across the US

Geographers at the University of Maryland are graphing the spread of the virus across the United States. 


A map of climate and the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic

UMCP and UMB researchers are uncovering links between climate, human behavior, and the Covid-19 pandemic.


a densly packed crowd sitting in an auditorium.

Image: Pixaby

A team of researchers from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the University of Maryland, College Park received a Rapid Response Research grant from the NSF to investigate increased discrimination in Asian American communities due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


A computer image of a virus


In 2019, Dr. Xiaoping Zhu was awarded a $3.1 million NIH grant to create a universal flu vaccine.


Cartoon of a man blocking man sized virus with a shield

Picture: Center for Disease Control (CDC)

The University of Maryland School of Medicine also received a $200 million dollar NIH grant to develop a universal flu vaccine.


The CATCH study logo

Picture: C.A.T.C.H. Logo

The Characterizing And Tracking College Health (C.A.T.C.H.) is an ongoing study (through Spring 2020) that seeks to track the spread of flu on college campuses. The study is lead by Dr. Donald Miller,  a professor of environmental health,  who was recently interviewed in Maryland Today.

Articles on coronaviruses authored by UMD researchers​​ (2004-2018)