May 29, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

IU research restart set to begin June 1

IU has announced guidelines for the safe, phased restart of on-campus research. Beginning June 1, faculty, staff, and graduate students will be able to resume on-campus and field research that was stopped by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a goal of resuming all on-campus research by July 1. Resumption of on-campus research will require compliance with the guidelines and campus-specific requirements and coordination with department/school and campus leaders, using a simple online form. Under the guidelines, research that can be conducted from home or online should continue to be.

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Moms' decisions key to family, public health during pandemic

The IU-led Pandemic Parenting Study is studying how families are coping with COVID-19 to help health officials determine best strategies to curb the virus.

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Studying the pandemic's traumatic impact on nurses

Nurses caring for COVID-19 patients may experience vicarious trauma. An IUPUI nurse educator is working to understand how, to help healthcare systems improve support for nurses during future crises.

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ICTSI, IU's Precision Health Grand Challenge tackle COVID-19 disease

Through strategic collaborations, researchers will pursue treatments, cures, and even preventions for COVID-19.

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Coping with stress caused by COVID-19

An IUPUI psychologist provides tips for coping with uncertainty and stress during the pandemic.

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Featured Experts

Elaine Hernandez studies health inequalities, health behaviors, health policy, and social relationships/social networks and health, which help us understand the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is an assistant professor of medical sociology with interdisciplinary training in public health and health demography at IU Bloomington. Hernandez has recently been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times and The Hill.

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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The Greenwall Foundation is requesting proposals for the Spring 2020 cycle of its bioethics grants program, Making a Difference in Real-World Bioethics Dilemmas, to support research on important emerging or unanswered bioethics problems in clinical, biomedical, or public health decision-making, policy, or practice. The COVID-19 pandemic is a priority topic. The foundation will fund 10% indirect costs for salary and benefits only. Deadline for Letters of Intent is June 24, 2020.