Four innovative research projects to employ in the fight against COVID-19 from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) have been selected by the Generalitat Valenciana, as part of the #JoinTheChallengeAgainstCovid-19 funding call organized in conjunction with the Valencian Innovation Agency (AVI). This morning at Distrito Digital, President of the Generalitat, Ximo Puig, Minister of Science and Innovation, Pedro Duque, and Minister of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society, Carolina Pascual, announced the 41 winning projects, which will now divide 3,100,000 euros to implement their projects.
In order to raise funds to help supply medical equipment, such as goggles, face shields, masks, etc., manufactured by a network of 3D printers, the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) has launched a patronage website to coincide with its "Support for Combating the Effects of COVID-19 in the Province of Alicante" project. This portal can be consulted at https://mecenazgo.umh.es/, and the project has already been kick started with 68,605 euros that UMH personnel have donated to the cause.
Collaborative project with resources and material to mitigate stress in health workers and support personnel
Faculty from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), along with investigators from the Foundation for the Promotion of Health and Biomedical Research of the Valencian Community (FISABIO), are spearheading the "Second Victims of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)" collaborative project. In this investigation, which is led by UMH professor, José Joaquín Mira Solves, various specialists have designed and launched a web portal and app that provides resources and material to mitigate acute stress in both the health and non-health professionals who are associated with the current health crisis.