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Upcoming COVID-19 Webinars

Genomics of SARS-CoV-2 – Happening Today!

Join us for a special presentation by Michael Strong, PhD, “Genomics of SARS-CoV-2, hosted by the Section of Genetics and Genomics, Assembly on Allergy, Immunology and Inflammation (AII) and Assembly on Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology (RCMB).

When: 1 p.m. ET, April 29, 2020  
Where: Online. Register now.


ATS, ALAT, and SBPT Joint Webinar: Global Perspectives on COVID-19

The aim of this webinar series is to allow respiratory health professionals in different regions to share their experiences with COVID-19. This webinar will include participants from Argentina, Brazil, and the United States. 

All registrants will receive a link to view "ATS, ALAT and SBPT Joint Webinar: Global Perspectives on COVID-19" the day after it takes place.

When: 6 p.m. ET, May 4, 2020
Where: Online. Register now.


News From NIH/Recent Updates for NIH Applicants and Grantees

On April 13, NIH staff posted an overview of recent COVID-19 resource updates for the extramural research community. The post on the Extramural Nexus links to various existing COVID-19-related activities and resources including webinars, virtual activities, and contingency plans for animal care and use programs.

The NIH also announced plans to  launch a public-private partnership to speed COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options. Learn more!


ATS ASPIRE Program – Share and Apply!

The ASPIRE (Academic Sleep Pulmonary Integrated REsearch/Clinical) fellowship is designed to generate a pipeline for the next group of pulmonary/sleep leaders.

The program includes a collaboration between the ATS and several outstanding institutions that have strong Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep training programs. These include the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and UC San Diego Health System. Eligible fellows do not need to come from a primary ASPIRE institution, but the institution/department needs a T32 grant or RO1 funded faculty.

Generous financial support for this important program has been provided by ResMed, Philips Respironics, and Fisher & Paykel.

Applications are due Monday June 15, 2020. Learn more!


In Preparing for COVID-19 Cases, Plan Early, Communicate Often Says Critical Care Specialists

Hospitals facing a growing population of COVID-19 cases need a coordinated approach with a multidisciplinary team to increase efficiency, conserve PPE and protect staff. In “Hospital Preparedness for COVID-19: A Practical Guide from a Critical Care Perspective,”  – published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine – experts from Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center share their roadmap for meeting challenges posed by the pandemic, including an influx of critically ill patients.


Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development Issues RFP for COVID-19-Related Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research

The Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development recently issued an RFP seeking proposals on addressing COVID-19 related pulmonary rehabilitation studies. The RFP has been issued in response to anticipated post-COVID-19 recovery rehabilitation needs that will likely be experienced by many veterans. As a reminder, the VA research program is an intramural research program, and VA awards are eligible only to VA employees. Eligible applicants should submit to with the subject line,Pulmonary Rehabilitation COVID-19 Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent Deadline: May 1, 2020