“Rising to the Challenge” is a new six-part podcast series from the University of Illinois System and WILL Radio TV Online that explores work from across the U of I System to combat COVID-19. Each episode takes you behind the scenes to learn about exciting new discoveries and initiatives directly from the experts. The podcast also explores how challenges faced by University of Illinois System’s universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield as well as the state have lead to innovation that benefits the public good, in Illinois and beyond. Episode 1 features Dr. Richard Novak, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, on vaccine trials.

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