Thoughts on Our Virtual IDeA Program Meeting


In September, we hosted a virtual meeting for investigators and students supported by the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program to introduce them to strategic initiatives from NIH leaders in response to COVID-19, and to highlight scientific progress by IDeA researchers. We were pleased with the overwhelming response from the IDeA community—there were approximately 750 attendees and more than 180 abstracts submitted.

Highlights of the meeting included presentations by:

Eighteen IDeA investigators presented their COVID-19 and non-COVID research or proposals. The meeting videocast, abstract book, and the scientific presentations given by those who agreed to share their talks are available on the IDeA webpage.

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