The University of Minnesota Medical School, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services, has awarded a Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant to Bong Sook Jhun, Ph.D. The grant program is designed to catalyze and energize University of Minnesota-driven projects to address and mitigate SARS-CoV-2 and risks associated with the virus. Dr. Jhun's proposal, Use of PDE5 inhibitor for preventing cardiac damage by SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, earned $10,000 in support for its targeted research.