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.
Congratulations to Dr. Dan Jones, Professor and Vice Chair of Molecular Pathology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who has received a $25,000 Infectious Diseases Institute Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grant as Principal Investigator for "Viral metagenomics to identify shifting SARS-CoV-2 variants and co-occurring respiratory infections in wastewater." For the effort, he will collaborate with Drs. Jiyoung Lee, Vanessa Hale, Matthew Avenarius, Laura Kubatko, Huolin Tu, and Xiaokang Pan.