Google Grants $8.5m to Organizations to Study COVID-19 Trends, Including use of AI & Analytics

Sep 13, 2020 |  Social Determinants of Health, AI, Analytics, COVID-19, Google, Investor Watch, News

Google Grants $8.5m to Organizations to Study COVID-19 Trends Including use of AI & Analytics

Google’s foundation has awarded $100 million toward addressing COVID-19 challenges announced back in May. The funds support various organizations involving not only monitoring and forecasting disease but also addressing health care equity, targeting at-risk workers and more. Recently, Google announced in a blog post $8.5 million of funding to 31 organizations to advance artificial intelligence and advanced analytical focuses to help not only better understand how COVID-19 impacts at risk healthcare workers and vulnerable communities (e.g. social determinants of health), but also greater intelligence toward tracking the distribution and spread of the disease.

What follows is a list of the organizations and the associated funds as published on the Google blog.

Google Awards

1. Carnegie Mellon University for interactive maps that display real time COVID-19 data

2. Keio University to investigate reliability of large-scale surveys to model COVID-19 spread

3. University College London for modeling COVID-19 prevalence

4. Boston Children’s Hospital, Oxford University, Northwestern University for building a public health data platform

5. Tel Aviv University to develop simulation models with synthetic data to investigate COVID-19 spread in Israel

6. Kampala International University, Stanford University, Leiden University, GO FAIR for data sharing standards implementation among African institutions

7. Morehouse School of Medicine Satcher Health Leadership Institute to develop an interactive COVID-19 health equity tracker in the U.S.

8. Florida A&M University and Shaw University to examine social determinants of health and impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in Florida and North Carolina

9. Boston University School of Public Health to examine drivers of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in COVID-19 causes and outcomes

10. University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University to investigate susceptibility to the virus and outcomes variability among Hispanic or Latinx populations

11. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to measure the impact of the virus on non-COVID-19 healthcare, including delayed care

12. Georgia Institute of Technology to investigate spreading information to vulnerable populations

13. Cornell Tech to develop digital tools and resources on partner violence during the pandemic

14. University of Michigan School of Information to evaluate the effect of rapid virtualization of primary care on health equity

15. Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar to model how air pollution could affect COVID-19 survivors

16. Cornell University, EURECOM to develop scalable methods to identify misinformation and verify claims about COVID-19

17. Arizona State University to apply analytics and contact tracing on campus

18. Stanford University to detect emerging hotspots

19. University of Virginia, Princeton University, University of Maryland for digital contact tracing

20. University of Washington to examine the environmental SARS-CoV-2 detection and filtration methods on buses and in public spaces

21. Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru to mitigate COVID-19 spread on India’s transit system

22. TU Berlin, University of Luxembourg to better understand the binding of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein to human cells

23. Medic Mobile and Dimagi to develop data analytics tools for frontline health workers in places like India and Kenya

24. Global Strategies to develop software that supports healthcare workers adopting COVID-19 protocols in underserved and rural areas

25. C Minds to create an open source support system for COVID-19 clinical trials

26. Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein to integrate community health workers and volunteers for mental health services in a Brazilian vulnerable community

27. Fiocruz Bahia and Federal University of Bahia to establish an AI platform for research and information sharing in Brazil

28. RAD-AID to develop a data lake for institutions in low and middle income countries

29. Yonsei University College of Medicine to scale and distribute systems to predict hospitalization and ICU needs during the pandemic

30. University of California Berkeley and Gladstone institutes to create a rapid at-home CRISPR-based COVID-19 diagnostic test with cell phone technology

31. Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Technologia for open-source access to anonymized COVID-19 chest X-ray and clinical data

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Source: Google


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