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Division of Research - Wayne State University

Research Zoom Conference reminder for Wayne State Faculty - Apr. 17

Dear Colleagues –

This is a quick reminder that we have scheduled a second Zoom conference platform for faculty in the Wayne State research ecosystem. It will be held Friday, April 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. The conference link is:

For this meeting, we will provide a brief general update on current and future state for research activities on campus and also provide an overview of COVID-19 basic and clinical research activities on campus.

Responding to an infectious disease crisis requires the integration of basic research to understand the contagion and the disease process with the development and testing of vaccines and therapies. As research teams from academic, industry and clinical institutions respond to the COVID-19 crisis, coordination of efforts will maximize efficiency and be of broad benefit for all of those in the communities that we serve.

We have established two mechanisms as a platform to connect, support and coordinate across this sector.

The first mechanism involves information sharing for ongoing COVID-19 active and planned basic and clinical research initiatives on campus. 

The second mechanism involves coordination of clinical research activities that involve clinical trials, specimen collections, behavioral studies data tabulation/assessment and other studies involving human subjects or health care information.  

We will touch upon both of these mechanisms in the meeting on Friday.

I hope you are able to join us for the Zoom meeting on Friday. Please contact  Julie O'Connor ( with any logistical issues or suggestions prior to the meeting.

Again, my appreciation to all for everyone’s efforts, contributions, guidance and engagement.

Steve Lanier