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Op-Ed: Universities Lead the Charge vs. COVID-19

Lauren Brookmeyer

Universities are leading the charge against COVID-19, according to an op-ed in The Hill authored by Lauren Brookmeyer, director of Government Relations at Stony Brook and president of The Science Coalition.

The article was published April 16 and is available online.

Lauren Brookmeyer
Lauren Brookmeyer

“At my institution, Stony Brook University, researchers are working with two national labs, DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, to develop a computer model to fast-track the discovery of drugs to treat COVID-19,” Brookmeyer notes.

Citing similar efforts by other institutions of higher learning nationwide, she argues that federal funding is critical in order to keep these long-term, life-changing research projects moving ahead.

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