As COVID-19 spreads far and wide, a team of Lehigh researchers quickly pivots to study how individuals perceive, respond to and recover from the pandemic's impact.
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Sirry Alang is a medical sociologist and a health services researcher whose work explores structural racism within the healthcare system and how it affects the organization and delivery of health services. She recently shared her perspective on the factors contributing to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the U.S. Professor Alang's commitment to public scholarship was recently recognized when she was named to the inaugural Engaged Scholars Initiative cohort through Campus Compact.
During the stay-at-home orders to fight COVID-19, Brittany Crampsie ’13 ’14G spread joy by playing her cello and sharing her music over Twitter. She said she was grateful “for the ability to share something that is bringing other people any amount of happiness.” Crampsie is press secretary to Pa. Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa Jr. She has won Central Penn Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” City & State’s “40 Under 40” and PoliticsPA’s “30 Under 30” awards.
In a spirit of unity amidst adversity, Adrian Suarez ’22 initiated a student-led fundraiser, The COVID-19 Variety Show, and helped to galvanize the Lehigh community to support non-profit organizations during the global pandemic. The virtual show showcased the efforts and talents of the Lehigh community through song, dance, and more. Suarez, who is studying economics and global studies, has served as Gryphon for the First Generation house and vice president for the Global Union.
The tree-lined and usually bustling Memorial Walkway awaits students’ return.
International musician Bakithi Kumalo, longtime bass player for Paul Simon, and Will Smith keyboardist and composer, mentored students while in residence at Zoellner Arts Center this spring.
Essential workers like Jordan Strause keep Lehigh running, even during a pandemic.
Karen Sicinski is one of the front line nurses caring for students in Lehigh's Health & Wellness Center.
Professor Nick Strandwitz is one of many Lehigh faculty members who balanced virtual teaching and raising kids during the pandemic (his son is pictured here).
Assistant Director in the Office of Residence Life, Monica Carson is one of the staff members checking on students during this unprecedented campus experience.
Through ecological field research, behavioral tests, and population genetics and genomics, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Amber Rice investigates how new species arise.
A Lehigh team collaborated with St. Luke’s Hospital to create a device to sterilize masks.
Married former scholar-athletes make a difference in the medical field during the pandemic.
The stillness of Lehigh’s beautiful campus created a haven for local wildlife this summer.