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

Ask your smart speaker to 'play Indiana University news'

There is a brand new way to find out the latest IU research news. You can now use your smart device such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home to find out about the latest research taking place at IU. Audio news briefings are now available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through smart speakers and other devices used to access podcasts.

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IU study shows pandemic stress has negative impact on mental health, relationships

The pandemic and social distancing have spurred depression and anxiety as well as problematic coping behaviors such as drinking and fighting, say IU researchers.

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Public dashboard helps emergency managers share critical COVID-19 information

IU's Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab has helped build a tool to provide emergency managers with immediate, easily accessible data to quicken response and save lives.

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Full-Service 2.0: High-touch businesses can use technology to thrive in social distancing era

Under stay-at-home orders and social distancing practices, businesses such as milk delivery, frozen food trucks, and drive-in theaters are attracting renewed interest. IU researchers describe how technology can support and enhance a full-service approach in such "old made new" businesses.


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Computational models of COVID-19 help research community better understand spread of the disease

A cutting-edge model allows researchers to simulate tissue-specific effects of COVID-19 and its possible response to treatments, which can allow rapid development of methods to combat the disease.




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Featured Experts

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 protests against police brutality and racism in the U.S. have left many wondering how we move forward. During July and August, tune in to Confronting Racism, a weekly series of panel discussions with faculty experts on race and racism, for insights and discussion. IU Bloomington's Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Council and the College of Arts and Humanities Institute is convening experts to address how racism plays a role in topics as diverse as protests, policing, urban geographies, technology, and global systems. The series runs until August 11, streaming live every Tuesday at 8pm, through the A&H Council Facebook page.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

In response to the crises of 2020, the Russell Sage Foundation is dedicating its next funding cycle exclusively to research that seeks to improve our understanding of these extraordinary times. The severe consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its economic disruptions, and the recent mass protests to combat systemic racial inequality in policing and other institutions highlight the importance of social science research examining economic, political, racial, ethnic, generational, and social inequalities relevant to public policy and social change. Letters of inquiry that address specific issues are due August 5, 2020.


  • Join a webinar about preparing for venture capital investment. IU's Office of the Vice President for Research and Office of the Vice President of Government Relations and Economic Engagement are co-hosting the first IU Quarry webinar for IU faculty, staff, and students who have started a company or are considering it to help them prepare for venture capital investment. Those interested in startups will get firsthand guidance on what to expect and will be able to ask questions to help guide their journey in taking an innovation from lab to market. The webinar takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, via Zoom.
  • Research began to resume on campuses on June 1. Find information, a restart checklist, needed forms, and guidelines regarding IU's research restart.
  • Learn about changes to IU's 2020-2021 academic calendar, what life on campus will be like, and how the university is working to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff on IU's Fall 2020 website. FAQs and latest news updates available.