COVID-19 RESPONSE

Here's how DHK philanthropy is making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic:

HEALTH CARE

The David H. Koch Foundation is supportive and thankful for all the healthcare workers and facilities that are battling COVID-19.  Facilities like the New York-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center are critical to address patient needs and allow healthcare workers to deliver exceptional care.

RESEARCH

Researchers at MIT and the University of Colorado at Denver have proposed a stopgap measure that they believe could help COVID-19 patients who are in acute respiratory distress. By repurposing a drug that is now used to treat blood clots, they believe they could help people in cases where a ventilator is not helping, or if a ventilator is not available.

INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has eliminated the traditional waiting area by creating alternative “waiting nooks” scattered around the building and relying on RIFD technology to track and alert patients.

EDUCATION

As the current crisis continues to evolve rapidly, NOVA is responding in kind, developing new resources and programming to supplement and further illuminate the information already out there. One upcoming feature currently in production follows doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread as well as the researchers racing to find a treatment. It will cover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body, and why it exploded into a pandemic.

VIRTUAL LEARNING

Schools may be closed, but there are still virtual ways you can keep your kids learning. Highlights of the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of Natural History in D.C. include the Butterfly Pavilion; the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, which takes you as far back as 6 million years; and the former Fossil Hall, where you’ll find a majestic triceratops.