Seventeen projects led by or with participation from Science faculty members have been successful in their applications for CU COVID-19 Rapid Research Response Grants.

In response to COVID-19, Carleton University swiftly developed an internal funding opportunity to provide seed funding for individuals or teams of researchers for original, innovative, and time-sensitive research to propose solutions to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, or to apply to external research grant competitions targeting the COVID-19 pandemic. The research had to have the potential to contribute to the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, or to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and/or its negative consequences on people and communities. The grant was open to all full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members.

  • Cannabis Use, Mental Health, and Social Media: The Influence of COVID-19 & Social Isolation
    Dr. Alfonso Abizaid (Neuroscience) and Dr. Kim Hellemans (Neuroscience)
  • Online Assessment of Pandemic-Triggered Traumatic Stress: Towards Developing Assistive AI Technologies
    Dr. Amedeo D’Angiulli (Neuroscience) and Dr. Kenta Asakura
  • Development of Peptide Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2: Human Protein Interaction
    Dr. Kyle Biggar (Biology) and Dr. James Green
  • COVID and Seniors at Home: Addressing Diverse Needs, Supporting Seniors’ Service Innovation
    Dr. Renate Ysseldyk (Health Sciences) and Dr. Susan Braedley (cross-appointed with Health Sciences
  • SARS-CoV-2-Host Interactions: Implications for Secondary Bacterial Co-infections
    Dr. Edana Cassol (Health Sciences) and Dr. Joerg Overhage (Health Sciences)
  • Piece of Cake: Food Choices During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Dr. Melissa Chee (Neuroscience), Dr. Hymie Anisman (Neuroscience), and Dr. Kim Matheson (Neuroscience)
  • Longitudinal Monitoring of Lung Function in COVID-19-Induced Pneumonia
    Dr. Jeff Dawson (Biology) and Dr. Andy Adler
  • SARS CoV2 Aptamer Development for Surface Testing
    Dr. Maria C. DeRosa (Chemistry)
  • Development of Anti-COVID-19 Peptide Drugs
    Dr. Ashkan Golshani (Biology)
  • Mathematical Modeling of the Spread of COVID-19 in Canada
    Dr. Emmanuel Lorin (Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Expansion and Scaling of Electronic Health Services for Rural Communities: An International Analysis
    Dr. Paul Peters (Health Sciences)
  • Sequential Classification Under Uncertainty: A Mathematical Toolkit for Decision Makers
    Dr. Tom Sherratt (Biology)
  • A Secure Privacy-Preserving Quarantine Notification System
    Dr. Jean-Pierre Corriveau (Computer Science) and Dr. Wei Shi
  • Mechanical Ventilator Milano (MVM): A Novel Mechanical Ventilator Designed for Mass Scale Production in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Dr. Simon Viel (Physics)
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on Ambient Concentrations of PM2.5 in Ottawa and Nationally
    Dr. Paul Villeneuve (Health Sciences/Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Environmental Sampling of SARS-CoV-2 in a Healthcare Setting
    Dr. Alex Wong (Biology)
  • A Statistical Learning Tool as Decision Support to Control the Spreading of COVID-19 and its Resurgence
    Dr. Yiqiang Q. Zhao (Mathematics and Statistics)

  • Read more about the grant recipients and their CU COVID-19 Rapid Research Response Grant projects here.

    Monday, June 1, 2020 in
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