While it’s not, technically, a business, Iowa’s State Hygienic Lab (SHL) has demonstrated incredible innovation and dedication since it became ground zero for most of Iowa’s COVID-19 testing.
That’s why SHL and Director Mike Pentella were recently given the Driver award as part of the sixth annual Gazette Business Awards.
With federal funding from the Iowa Governor’s Office, researchers at the University of Iowa are working to help create a nanovaccine that would protect against the virus that causes COVID-19 and be administered via nasal spray rather than a needle.
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research manages a Website to help guide faculty, staff, and student researchers, scholars, and creative artists as they work during the pandemic..
The annual festival, hosted by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates (ICRU,) will be held in short sessions via Zoom during the week of November 9-13, 2020.
If the State Hygienic Laboratory’s Coralville operation is headquarters in Iowa’s war on COVID-19, Connie Henderson is the lab’s forward scout and envoy to clinics across the state.