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Ageing across the life course interdisciplinary research network

Sep 13, 2021

Apply for funding to develop a new interdisciplinary network for ageing across the life course research.

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Applications Open: 2021 Public Engagement Starter Fund (Deadline 15 October)

Sep 2, 2021

The Public Engagement Starter Fund is an exciting opportunity for University of Cambridge researchers to apply for small grants to undertake innovative public engagement with research activities.

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Pre-announcement – Restricted Call: RAEng Fellowships (indicative internal deadline: 05 August 2021)

Jun 23, 2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that the 2021/22 round of the Research Fellowship scheme will open in early July 2021.

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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics x 2 (Fixed Term)

Jun 10, 2021

2 x post-doctoral Research Associate positions in in Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics are available to work with Prof Zoe Kourtzi at the University of Cambridge.

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FRM 2021 - Online and Free to attend for FENS members

Jun 9, 2021

The FRM 2021 is organised jointly by the Polish Neuroscience Society (PNS) and the Lithuanian Neuroscience Association (LNA) under the auspices and with support from the Federation of the European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), and also with support from the International Brain Research Organization Pan-Europe Regional Committee (IBRO PERC).

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CAPE Symposium: Flexible Electronics for Healthcare - 17 June 2021

Jun 2, 2021

The CAPE Symposium: Flexible Electronics for Healthcare will take place on 17 June 2021.

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Cambridge Access to Mental Health and Psychology - summer programme

Jun 2, 2021

For the first time, researchers in psychiatry and psychology at the University of Cambridge are hosting a virtual summer programme.

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Funding call: RAEng Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships

Jun 1, 2021

The scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by sponsoring leading academics to undertake research of industrial relevance.

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LifeArc & MND Association Translational Research Fund

Jun 1, 2021

LifeArc and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) are pleased to announce the creation of a £1 million joint fund aimed at accelerating promising research projects from across the UK and Republic of Ireland in order to develop new treatments or repurpose existing treatments for MND. Deadline June 10 2021.

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants - internal deadline 21 June 2021

May 14, 2021

This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher.

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Follow-Up May 2021: COVID-19 & Mental Well-being

May 12, 2021

The pandemic is ongoing, and in some parts of the world it is worse than ever. And while things are improving for many, the impact on our daily lives are still palpable. Therefore we wish to understand how potential mental health problems are developing over time. Take this survey and have your say.

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Cambridge Public Health Annual Showcase 2021

May 5, 2021

This event is aimed at introducing new research and innovations aimed at supporting young people’s mental health.

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The Vice Chancellor's Research Impact and Engagement Awards 2021

May 4, 2021

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards are now open for applications to celebrate excellence in research impact and public engagement with research.

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Strategic longer and larger grants: frontier bioscience 2021-2022

May 4, 2021

Projects must have the potential to produce a distinctive contribution to bioscience knowledge. They must improve our understanding of the fundamental ‘rules of life’ that govern biological systems.

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Call for nominations for the IBRO Pan-European Regional Committee (PERC) now open

May 4, 2021

The IBRO Regional Committees are responsible for planning and implementing the decisions, policies, programs and activities approved by IBRO leadership within and across the five IBRO regions.

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Mental Health Awareness Week and The Staff Virtual Benefits and Wellbeing Roadshow

Apr 30, 2021

This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature and the Environment and the Clinical School has organised a number of virtual events over a two week period.

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Congratulations to Dr Tim O'Leary on being selected to the FKNE network!

Apr 29, 2021

15 outstanding early career investigators based in ten different FENS member countries have been selected to be part of the 2021 cohort of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence (FKNE).

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ALBA webinar: "Diversity in brain research in East & South-East Asia: a gender perspective"

Apr 29, 2021

This webinar aims to highlight the various issues linked to gender in brain science in the region and to discuss possible paths to equity.

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FENS is looking for its next Executive Director

Apr 29, 2021

The new Executive Director should have experience in leading a scientific organisation, knowledge of current trends and issues facing life sciences and particularly neuroscience, and understand the legislative process and public policy, as well as the financial tenets of a non‐profit organisation.

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FENS and partner awards

Apr 29, 2021

Nominations are now open for the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2021 and the Boehringer Ingelheim Research Prize 2022. 

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Restricted Call: 1907 Trailblazer Award (internal deadline: 20 May 2021)

Apr 28, 2021

The annual 1907 Trailblazer Award is granted to promising early career MDs and PhDs. Each Fellow is provided US$120,000 to investigate the causes and cures of mental illness.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXCITE Zurich Summer School 2021

Apr 26, 2021

Registration is now open for the 15th EXCITE Zurich Summer School on Biomedical Imaging that will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, from 6 - 17 September 2021.

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A step forward towards the development of treatments aimed at restoring mitochondrial function in inflammatory CNS diseases

Apr 19, 2021

Stefano Pluchino, Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti and their team have been working on how to reduce the persistent brain inflammation contributing to pathogenesis of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, including multiple sclerosis.

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New genetic clues point to new treatments for small, often 'silent', strokes

Apr 19, 2021

Researchers have identified new genetic clues in people who have had small and often apparently 'silent' strokes that are difficult to treat and a major cause of vascular dementia.

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Mental Health Awareness Week and The Staff Virtual Benefits and Wellbeing Roadshow

Apr 19, 2021

This year, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is Nature and the Environment and the Clinical School has organised a number of virtual events over a two week period.

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Restricted call: Royal Society Wolfson Fellowship 2021 Round 2 (internal deadline 26 May 2021)

Apr 19, 2021

The scheme covers all areas of natural sciences, including but not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

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Data for Science Residency: applications open

Apr 16, 2021

PhD students and postdocs across Cambridge have another chance to apply for a funded training course that is successfully equipping scientists with powerful tools to progress their research.

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BAS/BSCR at the BCS Annual Conference 2021 | Registration is open

Apr 16, 2021

This year the conference will be held as a virtual meeting with the majority of our Basic Science sessions preserved.

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Congratulations to Professor Giovanna Mallucci

Apr 16, 2021

The Potamkin family, in partnership with the American Academy of Neurology(AAN) and American Brain Foundation (ABF), would like to congratulate Giovanna Mallucci, MD, PhD and Kenneth Kosik, MA, MD,  this year's recipients of The Potamkin Prize.

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CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-oncology Event 2021 - registration now live

Apr 16, 2021

Organised by the CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-oncology Programme, the conference agenda will run over two afternoons, structured around the four themes of the Programme.

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Gene therapy technique shows potential for repairing damage caused by glaucoma and dementia

Apr 12, 2021

Scientists have shown in animal studies that gene therapy may help repair some of the damage caused in chronic neurodegenerative conditions such as glaucoma and dementia.

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Autism rates have increased and show differences in ethnic minorities and links to social disadvantage

Apr 1, 2021

Around one in 57 (1.76%) children in the UK is on the autistic spectrum, significantly higher than previously reported, according to a study of more than seven million children.

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Cambridge only - PE network events and Engaged Researcher training

Apr 1, 2021

Forthcoming Public Engagement network meetings training sessions for the Engaged Researcher for members of the University of Cambridge.

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FENS2022: Call for Symposia proposals and technical workshops

Apr 1, 2021

The call is now open for Symposia and Technical Workshop proposals for FENS2022 - Deadline is 20 May 2021.

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BNA 2021 - Try before you buy!

Apr 1, 2021

Not sure the Festival's for you? From 5th April you can access the online Festival platform for a taster of what the International Festival of Neuroscience is all about!

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Pandemic restrictions aggravating known triggers for self-harm and poor mental health among children and young people

Apr 1, 2021

Experts have issued a stark warning about the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people.

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Wellcome Funding: Research Enrichment – Diversity and Inclusion

Mar 31, 2021

This funding enables Wellcome grant holders to identify and tackle barriers to diversity and inclusion. The deadline is 7 July 2021.

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L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National Rising Talents - Call for applications open!

Mar 31, 2021

The L'Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Rising Talent Programme will offer five £15,000 awards for outstanding female early-career scientists. The deadline is 31 May 2021.

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MRC neurosciences and mental health research grant: Sep 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Funding is available from MRC’s Neurosciences and Mental Health Board to support focused research projects on neurosciences and mental health.

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The GC Grindley Fund is now open for applications

Mar 31, 2021

The Grindley Fund provides funds to final year PHD students undertaking research in the field of behaviour and its relation to mental processes and underlying physiological mechanisms.

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UZH-Award for Research in Brain Diseases for PhD students

Mar 31, 2021

The UZH-Award for Research in Brain Diseases, a yearly prize (10,000 Swiss Francs) for PhD students for their outstanding contributions to non-clinical basic research related to brain disorders.

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Wellcome Leap Program: The First 1000 days - promoting healthy brain networks

Mar 31, 2021

We all know what a difference a day makes. The first 1000 days can make all the difference to a child’s start in life, perhaps more so than we ever understood before. Read more about Wellcome's new $45 million programme.

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Call for Papers for the Workshop on Social Intelligence in Humans and Robots

Mar 18, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Workshop on Social Intelligence in Humans and Robots, which will take place at ICRA 2021.

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WT Developing Concept Fund

Mar 5, 2021

The Developing Concept Fund is intended to pump-prime the translation of novel therapeutics, devices and diagnostics, including repurposing of existing therapies towards a clinical end.

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WT Access to Expertise

Mar 5, 2021

The aim of AtE is to accelerate research, development and application of new drugs, biologicals, gene therapy, software applications or medical devices for human patient treatment, management of diagnosis.

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CamNeuro @ the Cambridge Festival

Mar 4, 2021

The new Cambridge Festival will take place from 26 March to 4 April 2021, with more than 350 free online events and activities for everyone.

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Join i-Teams for the Easter Term – APPLY BY MARCH 16th

Mar 1, 2021

Interested in how new technologies are commercialised? Looking for some hands-on business skills and experience? Want to work in a team with post-graduates from other departments and colleges?

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Ferblanc grant applications 2021 - now open!

Feb 26, 2021

Ferblanc supports the advancement of neurological research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of neurological conditions and injuries. Ferblanc raises funds in order to make grants to research organisations and researchers. 

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5th edition of Impulse 2021 Programme starts soon – EPSRC/BBSRC IAA sponsorships available

Feb 25, 2021

The programme aims to help Postdocs to transform their innovative research projects into “high potential” business cases.

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Enabling Technologies awards

Feb 22, 2021

The funds are to support early translational research and to encourage academics to make the initial steps in taking basic science through to biomedical application and patient benefit.

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Departmental Translational Consultancy

Feb 22, 2021

The specific call is to enable Departments and Institutes of the University to bid for funding to obtain the services of a translational consultant. 

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Milner Seminar Series Online

Feb 18, 2021

Monthly online talks from academics and industry scientists, highlighting advances in disease understanding and therapeutic approaches.

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FENS EJN Young Investigator Prize 2022

Feb 17, 2021

The award is awarded every second year to an early career researcher in recognition of his or her outstanding scientific contributions to any area of neuroscience.

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BNA Credibility Prize - deadline 28th February

Feb 17, 2021

This new prize scheme, which will be piloted in 2021, forms part of the BNA's ongoing work to create an exciting and sustainable future for 21st century neuroscience through driving credibility initiatives in neuroscience research. 

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Mental Health Research UK - Scientific Committee

Feb 17, 2021

Mental Health Research UK are seeking to establish a small committee of clinical and non-clinical academics with diverse academic backgrounds, views and experiences to advise us and help with their work.

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Restricted call: Innovate UK Commercialising Quantum Technologies Germinator Projects (Internal deadline: 2 March 2021)

Feb 17, 2021

These grants provide up to £50,000 to stimulate the commercialisation of quantum technologies in the UK through the development of early-stage quantum technology opportunities.

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Register now for ERC information session (10.00-11.00, 26 Feb)

Feb 17, 2021

The session is aimed at those thinking of applying this year,  and also researchers who are considering an application in the future.

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Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons

Feb 12, 2021

The authors investigated how a short-lived loss of smell (akin to a mild cold) induces functional and structural plasticity in a specific sub-population of dopaminergic interneurons in the mouse olfactory bulb.

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Congratulations to Professor Robin Franklin!

Feb 12, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Robin Franklin on being jointly awarded the King Faisal Prize for Medicine in 2021. 

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Neuroscience, well-being and urban design: our universal attraction to vitality

Feb 12, 2021

The Martin Centre Research Seminar Series is one of the longest running in the field (51st annual series), and is hosted and supported by the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies; the research arm of the Department of Architecture. 

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How the pandemic may damage children’s social intelligence

Feb 12, 2021

How will the lost opportunities for social learning affect children’s development – and what can we do about it?

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Launch of Centre for Lifelong Learning and Individualised Cognition (CLIC)

Feb 11, 2021

You are invited to join on 23rd February 2021 for an online celebration of the official launch of a new international research collaboration between Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Centre for Lifelong Learning and  Individualised Cognition (CLIC).

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Function identified of ‘mystery protein’ that kills healthy brain cells of people with Parkinson’s

Feb 11, 2021

A study published in Nature Communications presents new evidence about what a key protein called alpha-synuclein actually does in neurons in the brain.

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DIGITAL SUPPORT How digital providers came to the fore to support global mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Feb 11, 2021

Research published today shows how digital providers are coming together to support the mental health needs of millions of users unable to access traditional services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cambridge Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Seminar Series Returns

Feb 11, 2021

The seminars planned for Lent and Easter 2021 are intended to provide an additional forum for a more detailed discussion of the new emerging themes of Cambridge Neuroscience.

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Restricted call: ESRC New Investigator Grants (internal deadline 22 March 2021)

Feb 5, 2021

This scheme is suitable for early career researchers who have yet to make the transition to be an independent researcher.

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College Research Associates - St John's College

Feb 5, 2021

St John’s College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from September 2021.

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Statement regarding University of Leicester proposed redundancies in the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour

Feb 5, 2021

We stand with and support our neuroscience colleagues at Leicester University and have signed the following open letter as a show of our support and invite you to do the same if you are in agreement.

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Pre-announcement: Restricted call – Mental Health Research UK PhD Scholarships (indicative internal deadline: mid-March 2021)

Feb 5, 2021

The Scholarships aim to support the most promising research scientists who are asking challenging questions that will contribute to advances in mental health research.

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Exploring IP & Commercialisation in the Life Sciences (webinar)

Jan 25, 2021

If you are an academic, researcher or PhD student based within the life sciences, and would like to learn more about how to commercialise the outcomes of your research, including protecting your intellectual property, or disclosing your inventions to the University, Cambridge Enterprise will be holding this webinar to explain how it‘s done and how they can help.

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BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account | Internal Pump-priming funding call 2021

Jan 18, 2021

Funding is available for pump-priming projects to support knowledge exchange and early-stage commercialisation projects to progress research outputs and outcomes to the point at which further translational funding can be sought.

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Cambridge Neuroscience endorse ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion

Jan 13, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience is delighted and proud to announce we have endorsed the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion launched on 12th January 2021.

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Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine's Inaugural Event

Jan 13, 2021

CCAIM was founded in November as a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research group. Our diverse faculty of top-tier University of Cambridge researchers has come together to develop AI and machine learning technologies to transform clinical trials, precision medicine and biomedical discovery.

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Cambridge Neuroscience academics recognised in 2021 New Year Honours

Jan 12, 2021

Cambridge Neuroscience would like to congratulate Professors Simon Baron-Cohen and Usha Goswami on being recognised in the 2021 New Year Honours. 

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Mindfulness can improve mental health and wellbeing – but unlikely to work for everyone

Jan 12, 2021

Mindfulness courses can reduce anxiety, depression and stress and increase mental wellbeing within most but not all non-clinical settings.

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Significant increase in depression seen among children during first lockdown

Jan 12, 2021

The first lockdown led to a significant increase in symptoms of depression among children, highlighting the unintended consequences of school closures.

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Six ways to ‘reboot your brain’ after a hard year of COVID-19 – according to science

Jan 12, 2021

Colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry share six evidenced-based ways to change our brains for the better. 

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COVID-19 & Mental Well-being (15-min-Follow-up)

Jan 12, 2021

Please take 15 minutes to partake in this Mental Well-being follow up survey. 

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