Join the Case Western Reserve University COVID-19 Research Taskforce from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, for its COVID-19 Pilot Grant Dissemination Day. The virtual event will celebrate 18 multidisciplinary research teams that were awarded more than $500k for their work investigating a broad spectrum of issues involving the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The groups explored basic science to clinical issues and population health topics, and teams emerged from across Case Western Reserve and all four health system partners. During the event, the teams will present their findings and lessons learned from their projects.

The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a keynote address from Heida Larson, director of The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Larson will present the Kassen Lecture in Anthropology, ”Emotional Contagion in Times of COVID: From Fear to Hope.”

The keynote address will be followed by three sessions of oral presentations and a moderated question and answer session with presenters, as well as a live interactive poster session with poster presenters available to discuss their results. 

​​The COVID-19 Taskforce is co-led by Jonathan Karn and Nora Singer. Funding partners for the pilot grant program included: Clinical Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC), The Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Cleveland Brain Health Initiative (CBHI), Digestive Health Research Institute, and the Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health.
View the full schedule and register in advance for the event.