Wisconsin Partnership Program announces $2.2 million in grants in response to COVID-19

The Wisconsin Partnership Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health has announced 21 new awards totaling $2.2 million to researchers and community organizations across Wisconsin for their efforts to lessen the impact of COVID-19.

“We are pleased to support such a broad range of innovative projects, including efforts to support the most vulnerable in our communities and studies that have the potential to advance the fight against this pandemic,” said Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health. “The Wisconsin Partnership Program has provided a nimble and highly responsive approach to addressing COVID-19 that is well aligned with our mission to improve health and well-being in Wisconsin.”

The grants were awarded through the Partnership Program’s COVID-19 Response Grant Program, established to help the university and community organizations across Wisconsin address the immediate health challenges of COVID-19.

The funded projects include 11 community-led initiatives that support a wide range of efforts across the state to address the immediate health needs of Wisconsin’s diverse urban and rural communities.

Ten research grants, up to $150,000, each support UW–Madison experts in scientific, medical and public health approaches to lessening the impact of COVID-19 through improved testing, treatments and vaccine development, as well as projects that aim to protect the public and healthcare workforce from the virus.

Read the full article at: https://www.med.wisc.edu/news-and-events/2020/may/wpp-announces-covid-19-response-grants/