Infectious Diseases

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$1,280
25%
Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
13 Donors
18
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Project ends on June 12, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Infectious Diseases

Never has the need for infectious disease experts been more apparent than in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are honored to be led by world-renowned clinicians and scientists in the Division of Infectious Diseases at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Together, these experts provide excellent consultative care, pursue groundbreaking research, and train the next generation of infectious disease specialists. 

 

The Division of Infectious Diseases has the potential to make a significant impact on the fight against COVID-19, but funding is imperative. Projects could include:

  • Providing in-house, high-volume, rapid testing to verify which patients are infected or have been infected to support diverse studies on COVID-19 effects, risk factors, drug treatments, and antibodies in health care workers

  • Implementing a protocol for compassionate use of convalescent plasma and other new therapies

  • Reprocessing different components of personal protective equipment to conserve supply

  • Developing educational materials for the community and providing greater infection control support in health care settings​​

​Financial support is crucial in order to pursue these projects and more. Your gift provides flexible funding that can be used at a moment’s notice for the most pressing research, patient care and training needs. Thank you for considering a donation in support of our work and better health care for our community.

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