Former Iolan leads contact tracing effort at Yale

Iola native Tyler Shelby, a med school student at Yale, is spearheading an effort to track COVID-19 patients in the New Haven, Conn., area. Contact tracing is one of the keys to shorten the coronavirus pandemic, he notes.


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May 15, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Tyler Shelby, shown here participating in a research project while a student at Pittsburg State University, is leading a contact tracing effort for Yale University’s School of Medicine, where he is working toward his doctorate degree. PSU FILE PHOTO

Tyler Shelby has never been one to shy away from a challenge.

From graduating with honors at Iola High School in 2012, followed by a biochemistry degree from Pittsburg State University, Shelby is now attending medical school at Yale University.

Tyler Shelby

As a third-year graduate student, Shelby is helping oversee an effort many think is crucial to how the country can re-emerge from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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