April 17, 2020
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A working group of U.S.-China Coronavirus Action Network (CAN) members, led by Drs. John Kent and David Dobrzykowski of the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business, has facilitated an order of personal protective equipment (PPE) totaling more than $1 million for three hospitals in Missouri and Texas. The working group was established to study issues relating to the unprecedented strain put on the health care supply chain by the COVID-19 crisis and to develop a temporary supply chain framework for managing the immediate impacts of COVID-19.