August 7, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

'When a worldwide pandemic hit, Hoosier nation answered the call'

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Much is unknown in these unprecedented times, and IU is committed to bridging the knowledge gap in pursuit of a healthier campus, state, and nation. A new video from shows how IU's cutting-edge researchers and faculty experts have served on the frontlines in our shared fight against COVID-19.

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Helping tourism, hospitality industry cope with pandemic impact

A resilience-based mindset will help the tourism and hospitality industry reshape their approaches amid the pandemic's impact, according to IUPUI research.

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'Infodemic’ of COVID-19 misinformation spreading broadly across Twitter

Researchers at IU's Observatory on Social Media are evaluating a different kind of viral surge – an “infodemic” of “low credibility” information on Twitter, spread by bots and by humans.

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Non-COVID-19 health care visits declined dramatically as pandemic hit

A study co-authored by IU public affairs researchers indicates that use of non-COVID-19 care declined over the last several months, as people deferred or skipped care, which may have important implications for their current and future health.

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COVID-19 hitting Indiana nonprofits hard

A new IU report finds more than half of Indiana’s nonprofit organizations have cut or reduced programs since the pandemic hit the state in March, with revenues also drastically affected.

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This fall's teaching environment will be like none other. IU experts have developed hundreds of training sessions and offered thousands of consultations, helping faculty strategize ways to engage students online and in-person. Ongoing help and information is available through IU campus teaching and learning centers and through resources posted on the website.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is offering public health emergency funding to provide personal protective equipment to directly support the needs of the NIAID’s vaccine and treatment clinical trials and clinical studies for COVID-19. The program will ensure that adequate protective equipment is available to directly assist in safely carrying out the clinical activities and direct interactions with the patients participating in the trial. Eligibility is limited to recipients conducting COVID-related clinical research and clinical studies supported by NIAID’s emergency appropriation provided by the CARES Act. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through July 8, 2021.