'Huge effort' at the U to accelerate research around COVID-19

The University of Minnesota is fast-tracking its review process for research proposals around preventing and treating the novel coronavirus, converting biotechnological labs to process testing kits and ramping up a number of drug trials as the outbreak progresses.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tim Schacker, vice dean for research at the University’s Medical School, about those efforts.

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