The Department of Surgery Research Advisory Council is accepting applications for a “second wave” of COVID-19 Clinical Research Seed Funding. The funding mechanism, introduced in May, aims to fast-track innovative research projects that seek to improve our understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on our health system.
“The initial round of funding produced extraordinary insights into the cultural impacts of crisis on our community, and how we teach future surgeons. In this ‘wave,’ we are particularly interested in the impact of the Coronavirus on variability in patient treatment and outcomes among surgery patients,” said Vice Chair of Research, Peter J. Gruber, MD, PhD.
The Department will fund up to five clinical research projects, with maximum funding of $5,000 for any single project. The submission process is open to the Department of Surgery community, including medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, and faculty collaborators. Collaborative projects with the involvement of multiple investigators either within or outside the Department are encouraged.
Successful applicants will be notified on or before March 1, 2021.