June 26, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

IU researchers studying the effects of remdesivir on patients with COVID-19

Joining researchers around the world, scientists at IU School of Medicine are making positive strides in testing treatments for patients with COVID-19 using the drug remdesivir.

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Statewide Phase 2 study shows fewer active infections, more positive tests for antibodies

Results from the second phase of a statewide study of the novel coronavirus in Indiana show the virus has slowed its spread, with fewer active infections and a greater number of people testing positive for antibodies.


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IU study examines effects of social distancing, other public health interventions on human behavior

Practicing social distancing and staying six feet away is all part of the "new normal" in a COVID-19 world. But how do these public health interventions impact human behavior?



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COVID-19 hurting vulnerable populations already struggling

The inability to pay an energy bill has long been a problem among U.S. low-income households. A new survey from IU finds that COVID-19 is having a significant impact on an already vulnerable population, and is likely to add new households to it.


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IUPUI, School of Med research projects explore impact of COVID-19

IUPUI's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research has launched the OVCR COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant Program, funding 17 projects tackling many issues related to the novel coronavirus.


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Featured Expert

Creator of The Trip Doctor, a tourism research-focused blog and podcast, Evan Jordan has spoken about how to safely travel during the coronavirus pandemic. Jordan's research focuses on understanding the psychological and social impacts of tourism on residents living in tourism destinations. He is particularly interested in the intersection between stress, emotions, and quality of life. Currently, he is exploring where stress happens using mobile and wearable technology to better inform public health policy. Jordan is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health-Bloomington's Department of Health & Wellness Design.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Action Against Corona organization is gathering initiatives, partners, volunteers and talent, connecting initiatives with grants or investments. They are looking for ideas, projects, and startups that are mitigating the damage caused by the global pandemic crisis. Initiatives may be submitted through the AAC website for consideration.

To establish scientific evidence and/or elucidate the mechanism of action of natural product–based remedies for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health is encouraging applications for administrative supplements or competitive revisions of active NCCIH grants to promote research on the effects of natural products on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. Applications accepted on a rolling basis through August 17, 2020.