September 18, 2020 - IU Research Impact: COVID-19 update

To save one life: Brian Cuban speaks out about his recovery journey

Mark and Brian Cuban with their father (courtesy photo)

Growing up, Brian Cuban was the "typical middle child." But he struggled, and that would eventually lead to an eating disorder and substance abuse issues that would wreak havoc on his life. Now almost 14 years in recovery, Brian is sharing his story as an author and public speaker, to help others dealing with substance abuse issues.

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Innovative technologies for disease treatment

IU’s just published pharmaceutical pipeline of 36 potential therapeutic technologies currently under development may provide new treatments for diseases ranging from cancer to metabolic disorders, autism and others – including two technologies directly linked to the fight against COVID-19.

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Taking action to address health needs of vulnerable students

As nationwide health statistics continue to demonstrate the disproportionate impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on underserved communities, IU's Pandemic Health Disparities Committee offers recommendations designed to more effectively support vulnerable members of the university community.

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Functioning in the pandemic with serious mental illness

IUPUI researchers are working hard to find out just how much this pandemic is impacting those who struggle with a serious mental illness, with the goal of comparing social functioning before the pandemic started and how it has changed.

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First dashboard created to track executive orders throughout the pandemic

The first public dashboard tracking executive orders on state closures, and providing a record of how state laws are changing because of COVID-19, is being created by an IUPUI-led research team.

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Featured Expert

COVID-19 is changing sexuality and relationships. Amanda Gesselman, a social psychologist at IU's Kinsey Institute, and her Kinsey Institute colleagues have been studying how. Through ongoing surveys, the researchers are uncovering how people connect -- or don't -- and the impact on their mental health and well-being. Gesselman is also an expert on technology and health behaviors; she is lead author on the institute's recent study about how women around the world interact with dating and sex-related mobile apps to seek information and improve their sexual lives.

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Amanda Gesselman

COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

The American Lung Association invites applications for its COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses research award. The award supports research focusing on emerging respiratory pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Projects must directly be related to COVID-19 or other viral respiratory threats that may arise in the future. The award is $200,000, and the application deadline is May 30, 2021.