COVID-19 Updates and Resources from the Office of Research Affairs at the UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville

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Office of Research Affairs, UF College of Medicine-Jacksonville

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Office of Research Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is committed to maintaining research services and administration functions while also serving as a resource for COVID-19 related information and resources.

UF Health Jacksonville Campus

Each of these sections contain a variety of regularly updated UF and non-UF web links with related COVID-19 information and resources. If you have specific COVID-19 research related questions, please visit the Office of Research Affairs Portal   to submit your request.  

Funding Opportunities

This section provides access to the grant announcements related to COVID-19.

UF Research Updates

This section is comprised of a variety of UF Jacksonville and Gainesville websites that together, provide a broad overview of the COVID-19 research-related information UF is providing.


UF Jacksonville Research Projects

This section provides a list of COVID-19 related research, studies, publications, awards, etc. involving UF Jacksonville employers and departments. As with the other sections, we will continuously update this section.

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General UF information about COVID-19

The Bridge

  • Access to the COVID-19 Website
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Human Resource Reminders
  • Pregnant Health Care Workers and COVID-19
  • Privacy Updates

UF Health Jacksonville COVID-19 Resources

  • About COVID-19
  • Information for Patients
  • Information for Visitors, Vendors and Contractors
  • Information for Employees
  • Various RSS Feed

UF COVID-19 Updates

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Updates from the University of Florida
  • COVID-19 Cases Update

UF Research Updates

UF Research

  • Sponsor Updates
  • Sponsored Programs Related Telework Activities
  • COVID-19 Grant Opportunities
  • Archived Memos from Office of UF Research
  • Animal Care
  • Human Subjects Research and Clinical Trials
  • Guidance from Federal Agencies
  • Research Integrity
  • Program Development and Funding Opportunities

National Institute of Health (NIH)

NIH Extramural Nexus

  • NIH has received emergency funding for COVID-19-related activities in two supplemental bills

Council on Governmental Relations

  • Institutional and Agency Responses to COVID-19
  • Webinars
  • Agency Guidance Specific to Federal Award Impact
  • Institutional Guidance
  • Additional Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Funding Opportunities

UF Emerging Pathogens Institute

  • Grants and Funding Opportunities
  • Listserv access for additional funding opportunities

UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute

  • Provides a list of Open Requests for Application of Rapid-Response Translational Research Projects to Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Other Selected Funding Opportunities

UF Jacksonville COVID-19 Active Research

Current Studies

National Registry for Surveillance and Epidemiology of Perinatal COVID-19 Infection

PI: Mark L. Hudak, MD
Department: Pediatrics

Pregnant women are at risk for COVID-19 infection during the current pandemic. To date, information about the different routes (transplacental, perinatal, and postnatal) and risks of transmission of this disease to newborn infantsis anecdotal and not population-based. Given that SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory virus, the risk of transplacental transmission might be presumed to be very low to absent. The risk of postnatal transmission is likely to be very high if the newborn is not immediately separated from the mother, and the severity of postnatally acquired disease in the newborn is unknown.The SONPM National Registry will provide population data on dyads of mothers who deliver who test positive for COVID-19 infection between 14 days before through 3 days after delivery, and their infants.

Healthcare Worker Exposure Response & Outcomes (HERO) Registry

PI: Nizar Maraqa, MD
Department: Campus-wide

The HERO Registry allows health care workers across the country to share clinical and life experiences so organizers can better understand the perspectives and problems they face on the COVID-19 pandemic front lines. The registry seeks the participation of anyone who works in a setting where people receive health care.Health care workers can participate as much or as little as they like through surveys and clinical trial opportunities. Future studies will help improve understanding of COVID-19 and beyond, generating evidence to help keep health care workers safe and healthy.

To join the HERO Registry please click here

For additional information please contact Office of Research Affairs, UF College of Medicine Jacksonville