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NIAID Releases COVID-19 testing & Underserved/Vulnerable Populations NOSI

Jun 16, 2020, 10:00 AM by Melodi Moore

On Friday, NIAID released two (2) Notice of Special Interest regarding COVID-19 testing among Underserved and/or Vulnerable Populations.

The purpose of NOT-OD-20-119 is to understand the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing that have led to disproportionate burden of the pandemic on underserved populations so that interventions can be implemented to understand and decrease the disparities. 

NOT-OD-20-120 focuses on  understanding and addressing COVID-19 morbidity and mortality disparities among underserved and vulnerable populations.

Projects funded under these NOSIs will serve as one consortium of interlinked community-engaged research projects across the United States to understand COVID-19 health disparities, and to deploy implementation strategies to improve the reach, acceptance, uptake, and sustainability of COVID-19 testing.

Both of these have a first available due date of July 8, 2020.