May 22, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

IU research shows electroceutical fabric eradicates coronavirus

A team of IU researchers has demonstrated for the first time that an electroceutical fabric eliminates the ability of coronavirus to infect within one minute of contact with the fabric, offering compelling evidence for PPE use in fight against COVID-19. Lead researcher Chandan Sen describes the discovery in this video.

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Managing substance use disorder recovery during a pandemic

IU researchers are studying individuals managing substance use disorder recovery during the pandemic to better inform assistance to them.

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Ticks pose risks to Americans flocking outdoors during pandemic

While outdoor activities can help ease the pandemic anxiety, IU researchers warn that they potentially place people at risk of being exposed to other dangers, such as diseases transmitted by ticks.

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Prone positioning treatment for ARDS, COVID-19 patients

A collaborative IU project has developed an innovative solution to help patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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Is your job killing you?

Millions of us are working from home or reporting to jobs as essential employees. An IU study finds work stressors are more likely to cause depression, death for those with jobs that allow little control, autonomy.

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Featured Experts

A nationally known expert in health care law, public health law, bioethics, torts and international health and family law, Seema Mohapatra is an associate professor of law and dean’s fellow at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Mohapatra is studying legal and ethical issues relating to COVID-19 social distancing and mask restrictions; health inequities and how race is interplaying with the pandemic and reproductive justice; and support for policies that benefit families in light of the pandemic.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation has created a time-limited special initiative to actively solicit proposals for quickly deployable fundable solutions that can immediately provide relief for issues created by the current Covid-19 pandemic. The foundation is looking to jumpstart projects that can realistically deploy within 30 days. Anticipated funding is in the $50K-$100K range.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is sponsoring the Emergency Response for the Healthcare System Innovation Challenge, which poses the question, "Can you create a digital tool supporting the healthcare system (including but not limited to providers, government, and public health and community organizations) during a large-scale health crisis (pandemic, natural disaster, or other public health emergency)?" Awards of $1,000 to semi-finalists and up to $25,000 to finalists.