COVID-19 Research

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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

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