April 10, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

Simulating SARS-CoV-2 in human tissue

An IU professor of intelligent systems engineering is leading an international COVID-19 simulation group to rapidly build a SARS-CoV-2 tissue simulator that will allow scientists to better understand and test virus interventions.

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High-performance computing resources for pandemic research

IU's Jetstream cloud gives researchers access to supercomputing tools.

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Slowing the spread of COVID-19

An IU behavioral scientist addresses the main thing that will reduce the spread of the virus: human behavior.

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Talking with kids about coronavirus

A parenting researcher from IU East offers parents practical tips for talking with kids about COVID-19.

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Preserving COVID-19 oral history

IU oral history projects are preserving lived experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Featured Expert

IU recently launched a COVID-19 experts database, a resource that lists IU scientists, researchers, and clinicians who are ready to talk about a wide range of topics related to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science, administered by Emergent Ventures at George Mason University, is offering grants of $10K to $500K to coronavirus researchers. They are seeking existing projects related to COVID-19 that will expedite COVID-19-related science within the next six months. Application takes about 30 minutes and decisions are made within 48 hours.

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IU has produced a YouTube video, featuring origami artist and IU design professor Jiangmei Wu, that demonstrates how to fold a simple face mask from filter paper.

The Higher Ed Learning Collective, started with the help of an IU professor and currently listed as an online pedagogy resource by UNESCO, provides a global community and training for educators transitioning to online and remote learning.

IU's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society has compiled resources centered around how pandemics and diseases such as COVID-19 intersect with race and ethnicity.

University Information Technology Services offers useful tech tips for faculty, staff, and students to maximize remote working environments.

The Office of the Vice President for Research is maintaining an up-to-date website with guidance and information on maintaining research during the pandemic.