8 More COVID-19 Projects Receive Initial Grants from UC

Post Date: July 10, 2020

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Projects will explore impacts on Black and Latinx communities, adherence to mask wearing, and other topics.

Four projects to be led by experts at Cincinnati Children’s

In an effort to expand community-based, behavioral and surveillance research needed to develop effective anti-COVID-19 interventions in our city and region, eight new projects will share $75,000 in funding from the University of Cincinnati.

The funds come from the COVID-19 Critical Community Challenge Grant Program recently launched by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST).

Funded proposals from CCHMC

Katherine Bowers, PhD, and colleagues will study “Epidemiology and Transmission of COVID-19 among Hispanic and Black Families in Cincinnati.”

Lori Crosby, PsyD, and her colleagues will explore the effects of specific messaging in their “Attitudes about COVID-19 and Health (ATTACH) study.”

Keith Martin, DO and Amy Rule, MD, MPH, will explore “Barriers and Facilitators to Prevention of Care of COVID-19 Infections in Cincinnati Latinx Families.”

Claire Seid and Aimee Miley plan to study “A Mutual Aid Response to COVID-19 for People Recently Released from Hamilton County Justice Center and People Experiencing Homelessness in the Downtown Area.”

Funded community-based proposal

Regina Hutchins, PhD, BSN, RN and Holly Jones’, RN study, from the Black Nurses’ Association of Greater Cincinnati, “Cincinnati’s African-American Community Establishments Face Mask Project,” proposes to evaluate African-American businesses to define masking behavior and providing masks to businesses to support compliance with mask wearing.

More funding sought

The CCTST is seeking up to $150,000 in additional funding from health care systems and businesses in Greater Cincinnati to support future phases of work for the funded projects.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Critical Community Challenge Grant Project

Learn more about 6 COVID-related projects funded by Cincinnati Children’s in May