Rapid Pilot Awards and Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic demands that we commit our energy to finding ways to flatten the curve and limit exposure.
Gifts to the Public Health Preparedness and Research Fund support initiatives such as the Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative (ECRC) and the Rapid COVID-19 Pilot Awards. These awards advance proposals with short- or long-range objectives built on creative and transformative ideas around the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emory COVID-19 Response Collaborative (ECRC) enables Rollins to recruit Emory faculty and students to add considerable epidemiologic expertise to all aspects of the COVID-19 response. Doing so impacts the speed and optimization of how we can address COVID-19 and enables us to form strong bonds between the university and local and state public health departments—bonds that will be significant long after the pandemic subsides.
Rollins response to COVID-19
The Public Health Preparedness and Research Fund further supports the Rollins School of Public Health’s research and response efforts related to COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness including:
- modeling vaccine strategies and virus spread
- investigating best methods to control pandemics
- evaluating performance of interventions to curb transmission
- advising on measures to mitigate the spread of viruses among incarcerated people and correctional staff
- advising and assisting local boards of health on pandemic response
- implementing and evaluating employee screening programs
The impact of your gift
Preparedness in the face of a crisis like COVID-19 saves lives.
Your gift to the Public Health Preparedness and Research Fund enables the Rollins School of Public Health’s ability to respond to public health crises such as COVID-19 and to prevent their spread in the future.
Rollins trains more than 1,500 students each year to solve public health challenges locally, nationally, and globally. These students will make up the public health workforce of the future that is key to responding to pandemics like COVID-19.