COVID-19

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, our expert researchers have worked tirelessly to protect Michiganders from COVID-19. They have been outspoken in their resolve to protect the community and serve as advocates to reduce health disparities.

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Our public health faculty are working on nationally-funded research and community outreach projects related to COVID-19.

Closing the racial gap in health outcomes and COVID-19 vaccination rates in Michigan as well as other states is the aim of Michigan State University researchers funded through a $6 million, one-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC grant is for the National Network to Innovate for COVID-19 and Adult Vaccine Equity, or NNICE project. The NNICE project is led by epidemiologist Dr. Debra Furr-Holden.
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The National Institutes of Health awarded Dr. Todd Lucas and partners $1.2 million for the Serological Sciences Network for COVID-19 initiative, the nation’s largest coordinated effort to study the immune response to COVID-19. 
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The $1.4 trillion federal COVID-19 spending bill includes $4.5 million in funding to continue the Flint Registry through 2021. 
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Leadership

Leadership During a Crisis
Dr. Debra Furr-Holden appointed to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities, the Greater Flint Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Inequity, and the New York City African American COVID-19 Task Force.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha appointed to the Protect Michigan Commission.

Dr. Renee Canady appointed to the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities.

Dr. John Clements serving on the Protect Michigan Commission Rural Workgroup.

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Promoting Public Health in Michigan in the Face of COVID-19
Strengthen your understanding of public health and why it is important in the fight against COVID-19, and beyond.
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At the Forefront with Dr. DebAt the Forefront with Dr. Deb
This podcast highlights the work and experiences of people at the forefront of the health equity revolution.
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