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Institute for Infectious Disease Translational Research

Goals and Progress

The institute has devised overarching objectives and year-by-year goals to guide and measure the progress of its research projects and overall vision.

The Institute's Mission 

To generate key scientific evidence and novel solutions to the pathogenic pathways leading to emerging or persisting infectious diseases.

The Institute's Objectives

  • Research infectious diseases of pandemic or epidemic potential and mitigate emerging threats
  • Establish an international reputation in translational medicine, global health, and infectious disease
  • Promote transdisciplinary research through collaborative multidisciplinary investigations
  • Translate scientific outcomes into direct bench-to-bedside applications
  • Provide professional development for institute faculty to become a highly trained, well-rounded study team
  • Foster relationships with legislative partners to create sustainable infectious disease related policy
  • Participate in community outreach opportunities and efforts

Year-by-Year Research Goals and Outcomes

The Institute for Infectious Disease Translational Research has outlined the following yearly research goals for the first four years of the institute’s trajectory.

  • Focus on project startup and faculty training.
  • Begin South Carolina congenital cohort recruitment.
  • Continue South Carolina congenital cohort recruitment.
  • Begin Brazil febrile cohort recruitment and field mosquito collections.
  • Begin El Salvador congenital cohort recruitment.
  • Begin diagnostics, sequencing, & immunological analysis of samples.
  • As our research continues, we will end recruitment, finish collecting samples, and perform data analysis.
  • With the completion of our grant activities, we will share our findings and continue our work by applying for additional funding sources.

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