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Celebrations: CAS professors receive grant from Investigator Studies Program of Merck Corporation

Celebrations: CAS professors receive grant from Investigator Studies Program of Merck Corporation

Celebrations!

Three CAS professors (LJ Shen, Jim Dillard, and Erina Farrell), along with Associate Professor Maciej Boni from the Huck Institute of Life Sciences, have received a grant from the Investigator Studies Program (MISP) of Merck Corporation. This $200,000+ grant will support research to identify the characteristics of potential subgroups who are hesitant to receive COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations. In addition, the investigators will develop tailored health messages designed to build vaccine confidence and the possible effectiveness of promoting both vaccines (or “the combo”) with the same message to each group.