COVID-19 & Nurse Scientists on the Front Line: Ellen Smithline

Ellen Smithline
University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing

Please describe your work with the COVID-19 pandemic. 
My current role is to develop effective PPE compliant face shields - process to produce large quantities with small footprint for storage.

Please give us information about your background and history as a nurse scientist. 
I am currently a PhD(c) and nurse innovator for 35 years of which 26 years as Emergency Nurse. I am involved in multiple collaborative research and innovative teams.

What else would you like the public to know about your role or the role of nurse scientists in the fight against COVID-19?
My current role is to assist in developing products to protect all those on the front line. To provide peace of mind that one is protected while providing care & services on the frontline.

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