The Fisher Center Discovery Program aims to develop excellence in clinical research regarding environmental infectious pathogens. The following are the recipients from the DOM of the 2020 Fisher Center Discovery Program Grant Award:

Keira Cohen, assistant professor in the Division of Pulmonary: Early bactericidal activity of standard drugs used to treat Mycobacterium avium complex: a pilot study

Michael Melia, associate professor in Infectious Diseases, and Saman Nematollahi, ID fellow: Beta-d-glucan and galactomannan curriculum

David Sullivan, joint appointment in Infectious Disease: Murine Babesia Combination Chemotherapy

Recipients from outside the DOM include:

Gyanu Lamicchane, PhD: Developing antibiotic regimen to treat M. abscessus disease based on whole genome mining

Heba Mostafa, MD, PhD: Genomic Surveillance of Enteroviruses’ Polymor-phic Events that Correlate with Disease Severity and Neuro-virulence

Sean Zhang, MD, PhD and Kuangwen Hsieh, PhD: POC C auris: A 15-minute point-of-care detection of multi-drug resistant Candida auris

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