COVID-19 Community Research Projects
Community- and rural-focused primary care response to the pandemic
The Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine received $6 million to create a rural-focused testing and treatment initiative for the COVID-19 global pandemic as part of the state of North Carolina’s $1.6 billion relief package signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper on May 4, 2020.
Campbell is one of five universities included in the “COVID-19 research” portion of House Bill 1043 — joining Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina, and Wake Forest. The $6 million allocated to Campbell directly impacts the work and mission of the university, which has been tasked to form a community- and rural-focused primary care workforce response to the pandemic, which has affected millions of people worldwide, over 7 million Americans and more than 200,000 North Carolinians.
Through this purposeful funding, medical faculty and students at Campbell will work to:
- Support community testing initiatives
- Provide treatment in community-based health care settings
- Monitor rural populations
- Educate health professionals on best practices for a pandemic response
- Support rural communities through primary care
Exceptional Camels Interest Group leaders Kayla Distin and Jack Thomas partnered with illustrator Sumerlyn Carruthers to create “Coronavirus Social Story”… More on this post
Campbell University’s Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine will receive $6 million to create a rural-focused testing and treatment… More on this post