Projects

Updated through 9/30/2020


Scholarly Projects

Purpose: Review and track internal school/department and external partner sub-grant proposals that are consistent with the overall legislation. 

Budget: $1,200,000

Dollars expended: Coming soon

Scope of Work:

External (to Campbell) partnerships

  • Wake Forest COVID-19 Community Research Partnership: A Multicenter, Prospective Study of COVID-19 Using Real-Time Syndromic Surveillance, Scheduled At-home Serologic Testing, and Electronic Health Records

    Campbell University has joined Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Community Research Partnership to offer COVID-19 testing and surveillance to support research and intervention across a wide geographic area and diverse patient population.

    • Cape Fear Valley Health (Fayetteville, NC): up to $50,000 – Rural patient population to participate with the Wake Forest Epidemiology study

    • Harnett Health (Dunn, NC): up to $50,000 – Rural patient population to participate with the Wake Forest Epidemiology study

    • Southeastern Health (Lumberton, NC): up to $50,000 – Rural patient population to participate with the Wake Forest Epidemiology study

    • Sampson Regional Medical Center (Clinton, NC): up to $50,000 – Rural patient population to participate with the Wake Forest Epidemiology study

  • Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (AHEC) (Fayetteville, NC): Dr. Emily Ghasseemi – Award: $100,000: Testing and enhanced primary care services in the region and provide programming services to educate health care providers and learners.

  • Benson Area Medical Center (Benson, NC): Dr. Elizabeth Mills – Award: $95,396: Extension of primary care services for diabetes management during COVID-19 pandemic.

Internal (to Campbell) grants:

  • Antibody Monitoring and Identification of Linear Peptide Epitopes for IgG Antibodies Specific to SARS-CoV-2 S and N Proteins in Convalescent Patient Plasma from a Central NC Rural Community: (PI: Dr. Qinfeng (Sarah) Liu, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences – Award: $100,000)
  • Compounding/Manufacturing Hand Sanitizers for Health Care Workers and Rural Communities (PI: Dr. David Eagerton, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences – Award: $25,300)
  • Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine COVID-19 Public Service Announcement Campaign (PI: Sarah Bowman, School of Osteopathic Medicine  – Award: $100,000)
  • Evaluating the Role of COVID-19 Proteins on Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species in RAW 264.7 Macrophage Cells (PI: Dr. Kassim Traore, School of Osteopathic Medicine – Award:  $88,224)
  • Mobile Education and Health Clinic (Co-PIs: Dr. Alfred Bryant & Dr. Laura Lundsford, School of Education, in collaboration with Bob Schmid, School of Osteopathic Medicine – Award: pending)
  • Social Story Project (PI: Dr. Joseph Cacioppo, School of Osteopathic Medicine – Award: pending)

AHEC Partnership

Purpose: Support Campbell’s partnership with the NC AHEC to advance S.704 as related to COVID-19 and primary care delivery in North Carolina.

Budget: $1,000,000

Dollars expended: $700,000

Scope of Work:

NC AHEC Program (AHEC) facilitates State Health Workforce Planning, particularly crucial in the context of current issues that impact health care delivery and the health care workforce during and after a pandemic. In Senate Bill 704 (S704), passed earlier this year by the NC General Assembly, AHEC was tasked to study the effects of COVID-19 on the health workforce. AHEC plans to use the results of the study, in collaboration with the Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine, to create plans for a state-wide workforce response in the event of a future health crisis. Thus, AHEC agrees to provide three deliverables in partnership with Campbell:

AHEC Deliverable #1. Provide to the NC General Assembly the comprehensive response to the Pandemic Health Workforce Study mandated in S704.  

AHEC Deliverable #2: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research (Sheps Center) will support the development and maintenance of a database of physician practices in NC and a web-based emergency response tracking system that can be used to:

  1. Quickly contact and survey physician practices in communities across NC in case of an emergency (pandemic, hurricane, etc.) 
  2. Facilitate and track technical assistance being provided based on assessed need, by NC AHEC, NC DHHS Office of Rural Health, and other organizations such as health departments, free and charitable clinics, professional societies, etc.
  3. Conduct research to better understand the distribution of primary care practices and other physician practices, including the variation co-located physician specialties and different models of team-based care needed to address population health needs in North Carolina

AHEC Deliverable #3: Sheps Center will implement modernizations of its workforce data system. North Carolina is fortunate among states to have 40 years of data about the health workforce. For just as long, policymakers and researchers have used these data to discover and ameliorate disparities in healthcare access, especially in rural areas. Yet, the COVID-19 crisis has made clear that North Carolina’s workforce data system must be modernized to respond quickly and flexibly to data requests.


Mobile Education and Care Committee

Purpose: Define and manage the purpose and purchase of mobile education and mobile community care delivery vehicles to include design, delivery, maintenance agreements, and related to serving rural and underserved communities in central and eastern North Carolina.

Budget: $2,000,000

Dollars expended: Coming soon

Scope of Work:

Three mobile clinics have been ordered from La Boit Specialty Vehicles in Ohio. Campbell will assume ownership in the fourth quarter of 2020. These mobile clinics will begin service locally and regionally for COVID-19 community testing, primary care health delivery, and education of community members, school groups, and health care professional training in support of the grant beginning in January 2021.


Health Center & Telehealth Services Committee

Purpose: Lead the upgrade and management of resources to ensure the Campbell Health Clinic has materials and resources required to adequately test, monitor, and provide the care associated with the COVID-19 grant to support the mission of the Health Clinic and implement telehealth services on a scale manageable by clinic staff.

Budget: $1,500,000

Dollars expended: Coming soon

Scope of Work: 

  • A free-standing drive through the COVID-19 test center has been constructed adjacent to the Campbell Health Clinic where members of the Harnett County and Campbell communities can be tested for COVID-19, flu, and other viruses.
  • The Campbell Health Clinic has also been upgraded for more extensive testing, treatment, and sanitation purposes, including ultraviolet light sanitation systems for the clinic building and improvements to the HVAC system. 
  • 10,000 test kits for COVID-19 along with 11 Abbott Labs Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 test machines have been acquired to provide test results to community members in as little as 5 minutes. 
  • Significant PPE for application in the Campbell University community has been purchased.

Campbell Community Care Clinic Committee

Purpose: Lead the upgrade and management of resources to ensure the free Campbell Community Clinic has materials and resources required to adequately test, monitor, and provide care associated with the COVID-19 grant in the delivery of local and extended community services (e.g., mobile services) to support the mission of the Community Clinic.

Budget: $300,000

Dollars expended: Coming soon

Scope of Work:

The work of Campbell University Community Clinic (free community clinic) somewhat follows that of the Mobile Clinic and the Health Clinic committees above. The Campbell Community Clinic is bringing on two temporary (through the end of the grant cycle on December 30) healthcare professionals (one administrative and one Physician Assistant) to assist with scheduling on-campus and community testing as well as testing in local nursing homes and community groups.