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COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Call

HSC R&D Division supports research studies that address the current COVID-19 pandemic. 


Repurposing FDA-approved drugs for treatment of 2019-nCoV-induced disease.


Professor Ultan Power (QUB) 2020-21 £208,070

Necessary discussions: Advance care planning for nursing homes in a COVID-19 outbreak  (Awarded co-funded with UKRI ESRC)


Professor Kevin Brazil (QUB) 2020-21 £131,697

A mixed methods study of the community pharmacy workforce’s preparedness for, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic


Professor Carmel Hughes (QUB) 2020-21 £63,829

Effectiveness of staff well-being interventions in response to COVID-19 in Northern Ireland


Dr Ciaran Shannon (NHSCT) 2020-21 £68,274

The REALIST Study (Repair of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome by Stromal Cell Administration): Re-purposed  to recruit patients with ARDS secondary to COVID-19

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Professor Danny McAuley (QUB/BHSCT) 2020-21 £282,736

A survey of hospital dialysis patients during the COVID-19 pandemic in Northern Ireland

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Professor Joanne Reid (QUB) 2020 £4,993

COVID-19 Possible options for analysis and intervention via social media


Professor Frank Kee (QUB) 2020-21 £42,000

Modulation of the innate immune response to SARS-CoV-2 with bradykinin inhibition


Dr Joe Kidney (BHSCT) 2020-21 £78,500

Health & Social Care Workers’ quality of working life and coping while working during COVID-19 Pandemic


Dr Paula McFadden (UU) 2020-21 £70,000

Seroprevalence of SARS-Cov-2 infection in healthy children across the UK


Dr Thomas Waterfield (QUB) 2020 £18,750