DC CFAR COVID-19 Updates

DC CFAR partner institutions and community-based organizations have developed numerous excellent COVID-19 resources. We've included a collection of these below, along with a number of other opportunities for your reference. We will continue to update these resources in the days ahead and we encourage you to send information that may be of interest to our DC CFAR community to [email protected]

DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Preethi Chandran (HU) with co-Investigator and DC CFAR Basic Sciences Core Director, Dr. Sergei Nekhai (HU) received an NSF Grant through the Excellence in Research Program to study Biological Surfaces and Pathogens including SARS-Cov-2 in a project entitled "Excellence in Research: Biophysical mechanism by which mannose and N glycans modifies and protects biological surfaces". 

RESOURCES, FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, AND WEBINARS

AVAC COVID-19 and HIV Resources

New document available to help advocates with links to the latest information about COVID-19, including information on its prevention, transmission, relationship to HIV and research that's underway. Revised infographic showing COVID-19 effects on key HIV prevention trials here
 
 
Children's National has compiled a number of resources for providers and to share with families on COVID-19.
 

Publication highligting HIV/AIDs responses that might apply to the COVID-19 efforts. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

NIH Policy and Compliance updates afftected by COVID-19 

COVID-101 Q&A Website

COVID-101 is doctor reviewed website with reliable and easy to understand answers on the COVID-19 Pandemic. The editorial team includes a number of collaborators from different institutions including DC CFAR Member Dr. Emily Smith (GW).
 
Living document compiled by medical students at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences on mass resources in Washington, D.C. during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
LinkU now has a specialized COVID-19 Response Resource Guide. This guide contains available community, state, and federal resources to support our provider network the remainder of the coronavirus pandemic.
 
HIV.gov has curated a collection of key federal resources related to HIV and COVID-19 to assist in this effort
 
HIV.gov released a new "HIV Community and COVID-19 Resources" list which included a number of resources from different federal partners.
 
Resources and information on COVID-19 compiled by the HPTN Leadership Team.
 
The International AIDS Society has a number of educational resources on HIV and COVID-19. 
 
 
The collection is a compilation of resources related to COVID-19. The publications explore prevention, response, and recovery from pandemic infectious disease.
 
 
COVID-19 open-access data and computational resources are being provided by federal agencies, including NIH, public consortia, and private entities. These resources are freely available to researchers, and this page will be updated as more information becomes available. 
 
To help make sure members from the LGBTQ+ communities, people of color, people with HIV, working class people, undocumented and incarcerated people, and others are especially vulnerable at this time have access to the support you need in the immediate term, Northwestern has compiled a list of free and accessible resources.
 
Check out SAMHSA’s "Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, And Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak"
 
The HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) Community Partners created a resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic web page and key messages for HIV Community Advisory Groups/Community Members & Stakeholders
 
The Well Project compiled a list of resources and webinars on COVID-19 Support, Advocacy, Gender and HIV.
 

Whitman-Walker COVID-19 Resource Guide

Clinical Care Options Infectious Disease released a collection of commentaries featuring DC CFAR Investigator Dr. Princy Kumar (GU) on how to manage ART in HIV patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click here.
 
Call for Publications! The Culture Health & Sexuality Journal is releasing a special edition on "Re-thinking COVID-19 and HIV". For more information click here
Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed a list of resources related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19.

AIDS and Behavior Journal: Call for Articles 

The journal will publish a series of 'Notes from HIV Research in the Era of the COVID-19 Pandemic.' For more information click here

Collective Call to Action for HIV/AIDS Community-Based Collaborative Science in the Era of COVID-19

Publication highlighting HIV/AIDs responses that might apply to the COVID-19 efforts. 

CDC Interim Biosafety Guidelines for COVID-19 Specimens

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding

NIH Policy and Compliance updates affected by COVID-19 

COVID-19 Specific Survey Items Now Available on the NIH Disaster Research Response (DR2) Platform

the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) host the DR2 site which now includes a list of COVID-19 surveys and the domains assessed in the surveys.

COVID-19 Specific Survey Items Now Available on PhenX Platform

The PhenX Toolkit now includes a list of COVID-19 related measurement protocols drawn from the surveys listed in DR2. 

Emory CFAR Resources on COVID-19 and NIH Funded Research

The Emory CFAR team has compiled a summary to know about COVID-19 and NIH funded research, flexibilities, and adaptations.

Health Education and Behavior Journal: Rapid Call for Perspectives on COVID-19 and Health Education & Behavior

In response to the current pandemic, Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) invites authors to submit perspectives on COVID-19 and health education and health behavior processes.

HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) Resources on COVID-19 and HIV Research

Resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on the intersection with the HIV pandemic compiled by HANC.

HPTN COVID-19 Resource Center

Resources and information on COVID-19 compiled by the HPTN Leadership Team.

Call for Papers! Journal of International AIDS Society is encouraging submissions of all article categories focusing on COVID-19 and HIV. Find more information here.

NIH Open-Access Data and Computational Resources to Address COVID-19

COVID-19 open-access data and computational resources are being provided by federal agencies, including NIH, public consortia, and private entities. These resources are freely available to researchers, and this page will be updated as more information becomes available. 

NIAID Strategic Plan COVID -19 Research Priorities

NEJM COVID-19 Collection of Articles and Resources

Public Health Reports (PHR) has announced a Call for Papers on COVID-19: Challenges, Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Public Health Practices

U.S. Federal Regulatory Agencies Provide Guidance for Clinical Trials in Response to COVID-19

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) technical guidance: The Unity Studies: Early Investigations Protocols

 

 

 

 

Recording Available: AVAC COVID-19

The March 23 global teleconference with Dr. Carl Dieffenbach, Director of the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the US NIH.

Recording Available: COVID-19 Updates and Q&A Webinar

On March 30 HIV Prevention Tirals Network hosted a webinar on the COVID-19 pandemic featuring Dr. Jessica Justman from ICAP at Columbia University.

Recordings Available: Whitman Walker Social Media Live-streaming with Experts on COVID-19

Whitman Walker Influencer David Wilson sits down with DC CFAR Investigators Dr. Sarah Henn and Dr. Stephen Abbott to answer questions regarding COVID-19.

Recording Available: COVID-19 and HIV Webinar with Dr. Rachel Ignacio Bender 

On March 24 Dr. Rachel Ignacio Bender, the new associate director of the UW AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, discusses what we know about COVID-19 and its implications for people living with HIV. 

Recording Available: COVID-19 Conversations Webinar

The American Public Health Association and the National Academy of Medicine are hosting a webinar series that will explore the state of the science surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States and globally, with a focus on the emerging evidence on how to best mitigate its impact. 

Recording Available: COVID-19: What Paediatric HIV Programmes Need to Know

On 20 April 2020, UNICEF's Children and AIDS Learning Collaborative held the first in a new series of webinars on COVID-19, children, pregnant women and HIV.

Recording Available: Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness COVID-19 Seminars

No available a number of outstanding presentations from a consortium of leading investigators at multiple institutions in the Boston area. A Coordinate Response to COVID-19Antibodies and Return to Work and Viral Load Testing and Return to Work.

Recording available here for the virtual community forum entitled "National Study of Social and Structural Drivers of COVID-19 Diagnoses and Deaths Among Hispanic/Latinos" featuring a panel of investigators including DC CFAR Investigators Drs. Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz (GW) and Jeffrey Crowley (GU) 

 

NIDA Workshop: On October 26 from 10 am to 3 pm ET the National Institute on Drug Abuse is hosting a workshop on Novel Approaches to Remote and Real Time Assessment- Lessons from a Pandemic and Beyond. For more information click here.

We encourage you to send information that may be of interest to our DC CFAR community to [email protected]

 

See NIH Grants and Funding Page for more more funding opportunities specific to COVID-19 here

New RFA from the National Council for Behavioral Health available on "Preventing Overdose and Increasing Access to Harm Reduction Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic".