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Institute for Global Health COVID-19 Resources

 COVID-19 Webinars & Podcasts

A collected list of University events such as webinars, podcasts, etc. related to COVID-19. All recordings and summaries can be accessed by the links below.

Upcoming Events

[Webinar] Lessons from Abroad: From Ebola to COVID (August 20, 2020)

Past Events

Stay in tune with faculty who are in the midst of COVID-19 research and response through candid interviews on the Breakthroughs podcast. Explore recent episodes here.

[Webinar] COVID-19: An Update on the Current Situation (March 17, 2020)
[Webinar] Blunting the Impact of COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)
[Webinar] Visualizing a World of COVID-19 Uncertainty (March 31, 2020)
[Webinar] COVID-19: Global Emergence, Epidemiology, and Response (April 3, 2020)
[Podcast] COVID-19 and the Epidemiological Response (April 3, 2020)
[Podcast] ANA Investigates COVID-19 (April 6, 2020)
[Webinar] Moving Vital COVID-19 Medical Supplies to the Front Lines (April 7, 2020)
[Webinar] How Social and Behavioral Science Can Help Us Cope With COVID-19 (April 14, 2020)
[Webinar] Thinking AIDS, Thinking COVID-19: Political Responses, Necropolitics, and Marginalized Populations (April 21, 2020)
[Webinar] Global Health, Human Rights, and Development in the Era of COVID-19 (April 28,2020)
[Webinar] Innovations in COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing (May 1, 2020)
[Webinar] A Dialogue with Frontline Clinical and Public Health Experts on COVID-19 in China (May 5, 2020)
[Webinar] The Power of Human: Disengagement and Engagement with Humanity Amid COVID-19
[Webinar] Modeling COVID-19 Transmission and Containment in Illinois (May 7, 2020)
[Webinar] The Ethics of COVID-19: Collaboration from Crisis (May 12,2020)
[Webinar] Virulent Hate: Violent Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
[Webinar] Can Positive Emotion Interventions Help for Coping with the Stress of a Global Pandemic? (May 21, 2020)
[Webinar] Viral Misinformation: Navigating Coronavirus "News" on Social Media (May 26, 2020)
[Webinar] The Chicago COVID-19 Comorbidities (C3) Cohort Study: Initial Findings (May 28, 2020)
[Webinar] COVID-19, Education, and Inequality (June 2, 2020)
[Webinar] COVID-19 Response in Nigeria and South Africa: Lessons Learned and Emerging Knowledge (June 5, 2020)
[Webinar] Surveying the Social and Cultural Impacts of COVID-19 (June 9, 2020)
[Webinar] The Great Unraveling? Media, Geopolitics and the COVID-19 Pandemic (June 16, 2020)
[Webinar] Global Health & Health Analytics During COVID-19 (June 24, 2020)
[Webinar] Pandemics and Primary Health Care Resilience: Why This Matters Now and in the Future (June 25, 2020)
[Webinar] Prisons: A Petri Dish for COVID-19 (June 30, 2020)
RADx Tech COVID19 Webinar Series: As the Coronavirus Pandemic Unfolds...The Challenges of COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostics (July 7, 2020)
[Webinar] The Epidemiology of COVID-19 Prevalence and Disparities Across Chicago (July 9, 2020)
[Webinar] Rapid Acceleration of the Diagnosis of COVID-19: New Technologies for the Re-Opening of Businesses and Schools (July 10, 2020)
[Webinar] The "China Model" Revisited: Political Economy of China in the Post-COVID-19 Era (July 15, 2020)

Northwestern Specific Guidance

Northwestern University

Northwestern University (NU) news and resources for the Northwestern community
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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Medicine (NM) COVID-19 updates and resources
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Lurie Children's Hospital

Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago novel coronavirus resources
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NU Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) COVID-19 resource page 
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NU Office for Research

Northwestern University Office for Research COVID-19 guidance for researchers
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Local, National, and International Resources

Illinois Department of Public Health

The State of Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) daily COVID-19 briefing and updated test result numbers
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Chicago Department of Public Health

The City of Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) latest COVID-19 updates
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community resources, updates, and information for healthcare professionals
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Deloitte GoWork

The Deloitte GoWork digital map provides up-to-date information on travel, quarantine, and immigration restrictions in relation to COVID-19
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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) page for COVID-19 projections assuming social distancing through May 2020. You can access the page FAQ with any potential questions.
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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) coronavirus disease situation reports
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Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine coronavirus resource center and interactive case map
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Infectious Diseases Society of America

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 resource center
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COVID-19 Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Research Catalyzer Funding

FOR FACULTY
Description
COVID-19 is a growing pandemic that affects every country. The global impact has been profound making COVID-19 a major global health threat not seen since the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 1918. Award topics must be directly related to the treatment, diagnosis, monitoring, prevention or modelling of COVID-19 disease. While the typical Catalyzer Award has been in the range of $25,000 for a one year project, based on the significance of the project and its innovative attributes, larger amounts may be considered. International collaborations are strongly encouraged and will be prioritized.

Eligibility
The Global Health Research Catalyzer Award supports affiliated faculty who are collecting preliminary data for a future grant submission and/or activities that fall outside the aims or scope of work of an existing funded project. Basic scientists, biomedical engineers, infectious diseases specialists, virologists, pharmacologists and public health faculty may apply.

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted immediately and up to June 1, 2020. Funding decisions will be swift.
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Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx)

Organization
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Description
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx), is a fast-track technology development program that leverages the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Point-of-Care Technology Research Network (POCTRN). RADx will support novel solutions that build the U.S. capacity for SARS-CoV-2 testing up to 100-fold above what is achievable with standard approaches. RADx is structured to deliver innovative testing strategies to the public as soon as late summer 2020 and is an accelerated and comprehensive multi-pronged effort by NIH to make SARS-CoV-2 testing readily available to every American.

Eligibility
Proposals will be reviewed by an external panel of experts for technical, clinical, regulatory, and commercialization feasibility based on the Project Review Criteria stated below. Feedback will be provided to the applicant. NIH will make the final determination about which  proposals will advance to the “deep dive” stage for work package development based on potential for rapid development and commercialization. Awards are milestone-based and selected teams must work collaboratively with assigned RADx experts and associated web-based tools, including the POCTRN Coordinating Center’s GAITS platform to continue. Full Federal overhead rates apply.

Application Deadline
Rolling submission and selection process that will continue until further notice.

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COVID-19 Global Health Project Awards

FOR FACULTY
Description
COVID-19 is a growing pandemic that affects every country. The global impact has been profound making COVID-19 a major global health threat not seen since the H1N1 influenza pandemic of 1918. Award topics must be directly related to the treatment, diagnosis, monitoring, prevention or modelling of COVID-19 disease. While the typical Catalyzer Award has been in the range of $25,000 for a one year project, based on the significance of the project and its innovative attributes, larger amounts may be considered. International collaborations are strongly encouraged and will be prioritized.
Eligibility
Priority will be given to supporting long-term partnerships for projects that will have long-term outcomes and impact. Faculty must have a full-time appointment at Northwestern University and be a member of the Institute for Global Health for at least the past six months.
Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted immediately and up to June 1, 2020. Funding decisions will be swift.
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Resources for Clinicians and Researchers

Salus Vitae Group

The series "Tackling Low Medication Supplies and Disruptions in the Supply Chain Admist the COVID-19 Pandemic" is made up of thirteen short articles that cover topics such as access to medications, drug shortages, understanding the global medication supply chain, as well as lessons learned and strategies to move forward
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National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) notice of flexibilities available to applicants and recipients of federal financial assistance affected by COVID-19
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Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) reference guide to COVID-19 funding opportunities
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

An online 3-week free course, presented by international experts, that will tackle how to better understand the emergence of COVID-19, and how to respond to it going forward
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Institute for Disease Modeling

The Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) resource page containing known transmission and epidemiological information, as well as data-driven results generated from IDM’s recent and evolving analyses
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NU Office for Research

Northwestern University research feasibility & infrastructure alignment review for human subjects research related to COVID-19
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Enhanced COVID-19 Resources at Galter Library

The Galter Health Sciences Library and Learning Center continues to provide dedicated COVID-19 support services, including:

COVID-19 Resource Guide

A collection of relevant scholarly resources from a wide range of publishers and content providers, as well as the latest COVID-19 content
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Keep Current List

Users can access the latest articles and research, rapid reviews and guidelines on COVID-19
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Resources List

An aggregation of freely available professional resources from publishers and content providers, as well as freely available clinical point of care tools on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2
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Galter also offers COVID-19 evidence search and synthesis: literature searches and evidence synthesis on topics such as healthcare workforce safety, patient care, materials science, policy, supply chains, ethics, legal and regulatory issues, media and more.

Search Request Form — Requests will be received by Galter Health Sciences Library and completed by expert searchers from Galter Library, Northwestern University Libraries and Pritzker Legal Research Center through a strong cross-campus collaboration. Searches will be prioritized based on urgency as determined by the Northwestern University COVID Collaborators.

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