Weekly COVID-19 Update: Funding Opportunities, M&Q Session and More
09/09/2020, 02:00:01 PM
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Dear Research Faculty,​​

After vacations/breaks/holidays of all types, it is particularly important to adhere to the General Prevention rules of physical distancing, washing hands, and wearing a face covering, to avoid a surge in COVID transmissions. To support the implementation of the face covering policy, the University is using the approach of ASK, OFFER, LEAVE. When you see someone on campus in an area where they are required to wear a face covering, ASK for the individual's cooperation to wear a mask. OFFER the individual to retrieve their face covering. If the individual continues to refuse to wear a face covering, ask them to LEAVE unless they have an exemption from wearing face covering. If the person refuses to leave, ask for assistance from your supervisor.

Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) announces the availability of administrative supplements (NOT-OD-20-048) to support research highlighting health disparities among women in the U.S. who are underrepresented, understudied and underreported (U3) in biomedical research. The proposed research must address at least one objective from the strategic goals 1, 2, or 3 of the 2019-2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women's Health Research "Advancing Science for the Health of Women."

The CDC issued RFA-CD20-2001 Strengthening the Nation's Public Health Communication Infrastructure to Respond to COVID-19. This program seeks to strengthen public health communication through real-time needs assessments that focus on health literacy, culture and diversity. The program will deploy health communication education and training to PIOs, PAOs and other communicators in state, county, local, tribal, and territorial health departments and will offer technical assistance to jurisdictions as needed to support their individual challenges. The program also seeks to enhance channels for the effective dissemination of critical and timely emergency communications in collaboration with the CDC, HHS and other partners.

VPR Virtual Office Hours and Federal Research Priorities Presentation

The next VPR Virtual Office Hours will be on Friday, September 18 at 3 p.m. (please note the time). You will be able to access the event through the Research & Innovation Teams site. I hope that you will join us next week.

Please also consider attending the Federal Research Priorities presentation by McAllister & Quinn just before the Virtual Office Hours on Friday, September 18 at 2 p.m. To obtain a Zoom link for the event, please register.

Best regards,

Amr Elnashai, FREng  
Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer

Amr Elnashai | VP for Research and Technology Transfer | elnashai@uh.edu | 713-743-4736

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