University of Alabama, Birmingham Launches Second Round of Urgent High Impact COVID-19 Research

University of Alabama, Birmingham Launches Second Round of Urgent High Impact COVID-19 Research

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has launched ten pilot projects thanks by recent donations totaling $402,000. These six moth projects were selected due to their high probability for successful impact on the COVID-19 crisis within weeks to months. A total of 76 applications were submitted and this second round of research projects follow a first round of 14 projects back in May. Kent Kyser, associate vice president of UAB’s Office of Research, suggests the “payoffs” from these endeavors will materialize down the road and hence form the basis for new grants and contracts, including the pursuit of the $2 billion COVID-19 grant being offered to researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The most recently selected 10 projects have 27 principal investigators or co-investigators, representing a broad swatch of the UAB School of Medicine and one investigator from the UAB School of Public Health.

The Projects

See the summary of selected projects below:

·         Clonal diversity of human antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 S-protein.

·         Glucocorticoid treatment of COVID-19 cyt...

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