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NIH COVID-19 testing initiative funds additional research projects to safely return children to in-person school

News Release Friday, July 2, 2021 The National Institutes of Health is funding five additional projects to identify ways of safely returning students and staff to in-person school in areas with vulnerable and underserved populations. The awards are the second installment of the Safe Return to School Diagnostic Testing Initiative, launched earlier this year as…

NIH begins study of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and postpartum

News Release Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Researchers will evaluate antibody responses in vaccinated participants and their infants. A new observational study has begun to evaluate the immune responses generated by COVID-19 vaccines administered to pregnant or postpartum people. Researchers will measure the development and durability of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in…

Meeting People Where They Are – With Trusted Messengers in Safe Spaces

In September 2020, nearly two dozen researchers throughout Florida quickly came together to address COVID-19-health disparities in areas disproportionately affected by the pandemic. But before they could organize vaccine drives and share COVID-19 resources, they decided to meet with local residents who had been hit the hardest: health care workers, farm workers, and people from…