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Conversations on COVID-19 and Black Communities Webinar Series

June 26, 2020

View the 90-minute discussions about COVID-19 and Black Communities - organized by Multicultural AIDS Coalition in collaboration with Harvard CFAR, Black AIDS Institute, the House of Blahnik and others - visit the links below and subscribe to MAC Boston on YouTube

Conversations on COVID-19 and Black Communities: Organizing Ourselves  ...

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Drs. Ojikutu and Stephenson: Covid-19 vaccine trials must involve Black and Latinx participants and steps needed

June 26, 2020
Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Director of the HU CFAR Community Engaged Research Program and Dr Katy Stephenson teamed up on an important op-ed to describe the path that must be taken to include racially and ethnically diverse participants in Covid-19 clinical trials.  Don't miss this article.  Read more about Drs. Ojikutu and Stephenson: Covid-19 vaccine trials must involve Black and Latinx participants and steps needed

Notice of Intent to Publish - COVID-19 testing in vulnerable and underserved populations

June 1, 2020

On Friday May 29, the NIH issued a Notice of Intent to Publish (NOITP) four Funding Opportunity Announcements as part of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative, a $500 million initiative to reduce COVID-19 associated morbidity and mortality disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations that are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

The NOITP is here: ...

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NIAID emergency R21 and R01 FOAs for COVID-19 research

May 5, 2020

Dear CFAR Investigators,

In case you are not already aware, additional opportunities have been posted for SARS-CoV-2 research. NIAID published the emergency R21 and R01 FOAs for COVID-19 research recently. Please share with all who may be interested.

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide an expedited funding mechanism for research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). NIAID is issuing this FOA in response...

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From Poz.com "What People With HIV Need to Know About the New Coronavirus"

March 18, 2020

"Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article stated that people with compromised immunity are at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus, in addition to developing more serious disease. While this is the case for many infections, there currently are not enough data to say whether immunocompromised people, including those living with HIV, are at greater risk of catching the new virus."

Read the full article at  https://www.poz.com/article/...

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