Rutgers will help determine the prevalence of the coronavirus in Newark, one of the cities hardest hit by the pandemic, as part of the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) response to the deadly global outbreak. The university is one of 26 sites in the country chosen by the agency’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to conduct community seroprevalence studies. “There are still so many questions unanswered and things we have to discover in real time in relation to this pandemic,” said Shobha Swaminathan, clinical research site leader, Rutgers Research with a Heart and associate professor at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who will lead the study in Newark. Given that COVID-19 causes a lot of asymptomatic infections, this study will help us to better understand how the virus has impacted our community.”  To read the full story.