About the center
Drs. Gene Oltz, Ann Scheck McAlearney, Ashish Panchal, and Linda Saif will serve as multi-principal investigators for the Center to STOP COVID, a new Serological Sciences Center of Excellence supported by a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health. The effort will study the long-term effect of COVID-19 on first responders, health care workers and the general population.
For more details about the center, email Center to STOP COVID Research Manager Alice Gaughan at email@example.com.
New England Journal of Medicine publishes letter by Center to STOP COVID team
In a letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, as well as an accompanying publication in Cell Host & Microbe, a team of Center to STOP COVID researchers reported their recent findings regarding the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in the face of emerging variants. They found that a booster mRNA vaccine dose was needed to generate sufficient antibodies to neutralize several variants, such as BA.2 and deltacron. Their work was recently profiled by Ohio State News.
Questions about COVID-19 treatments or symptoms? We have some answers
As part of our ongoing efforts to share information from experts regarding COVID-19, we are proud to present our latest blog entries. The first, by Laura Rush, DVM, PhD, RN, and Alexa Meara, MD, is titled "COVID-19 treatments: Decide which is best for you before you get infected." The entry discusses several possible treatments for COVID-19, including who they are for, how they are administered, their effectiveness, and their common side effects. In addition, Jennifer L. Eramo, MSN, RN, and Andrew Schamess, MD, have written "How to find out if you have long COVID, and resources for those with long COVID symptoms," which offers a detailed look at what we know about long COVID, including resources for people who think they may be experiencing it.
A complete archive of previous blog entries is maintained on our Publications and Presentations page.
There are a variety of additional sources of COVID-19 information available; some of them are listed below.
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Blog
- The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center COVID FAQ
- The Ohio State University Infectious Diseases Institute
- Franklin County Public Health Vaccine FAQs
When disaster strikes, Dr. Bachmann is either on or behind the scenesWith a background as a medical officer for US Navy dive teams and submarine forces, emergency preparedness seems to be in Daniel Bachmann, MD’s, DNA. He is one of many experts working with the Center to STOP COVID, and his work was recently featured in a profile at The Ohio State University.
First responders' concerns and frustrations detailed in new publicationA team of researchers led by Ann Scheck McAlearney, ScD, MS, has published a new paper titled "Pandemic Experience of First Responders: Fear, Frustration, and Stress" that offers a look at the effect of the pandemic on first responders through a series of semi-structured interviews.
Publication: New validated measure could help reduce vaccine hesitancyCongratulations to lead author Megan Gregory, PhD, and her co-authors on the recent publication of "The COVID-19 vaccine concerns scale: Development and validation of a new measure" in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.
Work on immunity over time featured on NIH Director's Blog
The National Institutes of Health Director's Blog is featuring an article about the work done by The Ohio State University's Shan-Lu Liu, MD, PhD, and his team as part of the Center to STOP-COVID. The entry details their work, from a paper titled "Neutralizing antibody responses elicited by SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination wane over time and are boosted by breakthrough infection" published in Science Translational Medicine, which showed that while people who received two doses of the mRNA vaccines generated antibodies, those antibody levels fell after six months, a finding that suggests declining immunity over time in the absence of a booster.
Publication examines EMS perspectives on COVID-19 vaccines
Congratulations to lead author Sarah MacEwan, PhD, and her co-authors on the publication of a paper titled "An Opportunity to Understand Concerns about COVID-19 Vaccination: Perspectives from EMS Professionals" in MDPI's Vaccines. In the article, faculty and staff affiliated with the Center to STOP COVID sought to understand the perspectives of emergency medical services personnel regarding COVID-19 vaccines.