Update on Upcoming PCORI Funding Announcement: Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research
We at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) are monitoring the impacts of the novel coronavirus and cases of COVID-19 to determine whether we need to alter key dates associated with PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs). Recognizing the challenges presented by the pandemic and after careful consideration, we will now release the Phased Large Awards for Comparative Effectiveness Research PFA on June 9, 2020.
As new cases of coronavirus mount in the Ohio Valley, health officials are bracing for an onslaught of patients and what could be unprecedented demand for beds, medical staff and specialized equipment.
Please see an updated listing below of special funding opportunities from various agencies for projects surrounding COVID-19.
Dr. Mike Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, provides updates for the research community on flexibilities NIH is providing the community due to the COVID-19 public health emergency:
In a student-initiated, independent project, West Virginia University medical students in the Gold Humanism Honor Society are doing their part to support local healthcare workers by offering grocery and supply pickup.
From Provost Reed's message to faculty on Friday, 3/27:
Jimmy Moore barely leaves the house. When he does, the 74-year-old is usually parked outside his local pharmacy in Dorton, Kentucky, until someone brings out his regular meds. As soon as Moore arrives home, he changes his clothes and washes his hands. Religiously. This wasn’t his routine before, but Moore can’t take any chances with the coronavirus.
The Office of Health Services Research, in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has launched an online map that shows all COVID-19 testing sites in the Mountain State from Newell to Bluefield and all points in between.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice named Clay Marsh, M.D., West Virginia University’s vice president and executive dean for Health Sciences, the state’s COVID-19/Coronavirus Czar during a press conference at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on Thur., March 26.
Starting the week of March 30, the following virtual exercise classes, wellbeing and mindfulness programs will be available to WVU and WVU Medicine employees: