Supporting Rapid Response research
June 17, 2020
A second round of funding for COVID-19-related research has been allocated as part of the Rapid Response competition, announced by the Vice-Principal (Research) in late-March. Thirteen projects that contribute to the development, testing, and implementation of medical or social countermeasures to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 have already been funded through the program. Now, seven more applicants have received funding in a second round of the competition.
The diverse projects cross several fields and disciplines. They range from learning how Indigenous peoples living with chronic health issues are impacted by COVID-19 to studying the psychosocial implications of the pandemic among cancer survivors.
The successful projects are:
- Chantelle Capicciotti (Chemistry) – Developing sweet prophylactics: targeting glycans to prevent COVID-19 spread
- Amrita Roy (Family Medicine) – Indigenous peoples living with chronic health issues during the COVID-19 era – examining experiences in Katarokwi (Kingston, Ontario area)
- Jacqueline Galica (Nursing) – The psychosocial implications of COVID-19: How are cancer survivors coping?
- Kristy Timmons (Education) – Using social and behavioural science to help teachers and principals mitigate the negative impacts of COVID-19 in K-12 contexts
- Elaine Power (Kinesiology & Health Studies) – Leave no one behind: Income security for the 21st century
- Elijah Bisung (Kinesiology & Health Studies) – Mobilizing local stakeholders to address COVID-19 misinformation and mistrust in Ghana
- Stephen Vanner (Medicine) – COVID-19 testing of health professional students: Informing testing and public policy for universities and society
For more information on the Rapid Response competition, visit the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) website.