Medical, nursing, EMT students eager to contribute during coronavirus crisis

At UC Irvine, first-year medical students Tim McMullen and Ermin Dzihic are heading a collaborative effort with the schools of nursing, engineering, arts, medicine and applied innovation to manufacture 5,000 laser-cut acrylic face shields for health-care professionals by April 7. They’re also recruiting engineering students from UCI and other campuses to print 3-D face masks. … “As much as I want to be with my family during these tough times, I’d rather be here and do something meaningful to help others,” he said.