A Mercer University professor is gaining attention for her straightforward way of explaining Georgia’s COVID-19 data to the public.  Dr. Amber Schmidtke, assistant professor of microbiology in the School of Medicine, began posting on Facebook about data related to the novel coronavirus in March.  “The situation was evolving really fast, and there was a...
Married couple Dr. Gianina Best and Dr. William Emerson are examples of Mercer alums who are serving on the front lines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. They earned their undergraduate degrees from Mercer — Dr. Best in 2005 and...
During medical school and residency, Dr. Allen Lee noticed a shortage of doctors and a need for more consistent, high-quality medical care in small-town hospitals. Now, the Mercer University alumnus carries out the School of Medicine’s mission of serving...
Dr. Kedrick Hartfield, a professor of mathematics, is the longest-serving Black professor at Mercer University.
A company owned by a Mercer alumnus has altered its production line to fill a crucial need. Hand sanitizer has been in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Pretoria Fields Collective is now making it to help with...
A Mercer University alumna is showing us with flipbooks what flattening the curve and social distancing look like.  Amy Pirkle, who graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art, is a flipbook artist. In March, she posted on YouTube a video...
Mercer University alumna Sarah Layson is a licensed district leader at CVS Health with an area encompassing 15 stores in northwest Georgia. She is assisting in leading operations at a COVID-19 testing site that CVS recently opened in Atlanta. “As...
A Mercer University professor created a book out of disposal surgical masks to raise money for COVID-19 relief in Macon and inspire mask wearing in the community.   Tennille Shuster, associate professor and director of graphic design, combined her love of letterpress printing, paper...
A Mercer University staff member is leading an effort to help local businesses that are suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine now underway, the novel coronavirus may be controlled in some parts of the world by this summer, a Mercer University College of Pharmacy vaccine researcher says. “Hopefully by this summer, at least, we would...

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