October 16, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

IU delivers $9.9 billion impact on state

A newly released economic impact study, the "Economic Value of Indiana University", shows that IU added $9.9 billion in income to Indiana's economy in FY 2018-19 through varied investments, including in research. In that year, IU research activities attracted $545 million in funding from out-of-state sources, and IU spent $261.5 million on payroll to support research activities. This, along with $470.9 million in other research spending, created a net total of $464.7 million in added income for the state economy, equivalent to supporting 8,777 jobs.

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Pandemic taking growing toll on mothers

The pandemic's increasing negative impacts on mothers, and their relationships, are painfully clear, according to IU's Pandemic Parenting Study.

 

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How do antibody test results affect COVID-19 protective behaviors?

Do the results of a COVID-19 antibody test change the protective behaviors college students adopt, such as wearing face masks and physical distancing? An IU School of Public Health team is studying that question.

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IUPUI international students rise to 'COVID Challenge'

At IUPUI, two initiatives are enabling international graduate students to bring their skills, experience and education to bear on some of the pandemic's thorniest issues, and strengthening their remote connections to the school at the same time.

 

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Pandemic strengthening IU students commitment to health care fields

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't just transformed how college students take classes, it's also fundamentally affected how some students regard their fields of study, solidifying a commitment to careers in public health and health care.

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Featured Expert

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Peter Federman, an expert in the politics of administration, has commented frequently on how public officials and state governments have responded to the COVID-19 public health crisis. In particular, he has focused on the impact of executive orders. Federman and colleagues will soon launch the first public dashboard tracking executive orders, from the time when states first started closures until they began to reopen. As the pandemic stretches on, the project provides a window into how COVID-19 is changing policies in our country, states, and communities. Federman is an assistant professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a limited-submission opportunity to support research that implements an influenza-like illness-specific student absentee monitoring system in K-12 schools and assesses its usability for early detection of influenza, SARS-CoV-2, and other respiratory pathogens in schools and surrounding communities. This limited submission has an internal IU deadline of November 4, 2020. Estimated total award is $3,000,000.

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