Responding to the Call for Personal Protective Equipment
During the COVID-19 pandemic, personal protective equipment has been critically low in availability across the U.S. and desperately needed. Several faculty members from the University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture Food and Environment have jumped in and donated supplies from their labs to UK HealthCare. #TeamKentucky
Jackie Wahrmund, PhD, equine science and management lecturer in UK’s Department of Animal and Food Sciences shared this message on Facebook as she donated supplies: “Governor Andy Beshear said they need gloves. We have some! We donated 66 boxes of gloves, 400+ lab coats, 250 masks and a bunch of Clorox wipes to the UK Hospital. These were our supplies for ASC 101 labs at UK."
Emma Adam, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVS, assistant professor, research and industry liaison at the Gluck Equine Research Center and Carleigh Fedorka, PhD, postdoctoral scholar at the Gluck Center, collected and donated surplus masks, gloves and gowns from the Gluck Center to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
A second Gluck Center delivery was facilitated April 10 by Martin Nielsen, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVM, Schlaikjer professor of Equine Infectious Disease, associate professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science at the Gluck Equine, and Adam.
UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory’s Marvin Redmon, maintenance section chief, on his way to the UK Hospital with supplies the lab could spare.