$1 Million Gift to SMHS Research Seeks to Accelerate Deployment of Faster, More Accurate COVID-19 Test

GW parents Ulvi and Reykhan Kasimov hope philanthropic support will help stem the tide of the pandemic.
December 15, 2021
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Timothy McCaffrey (l) and Ulvi M. Kasimov tour Dr. McCaffery’s lab where he is developing a RNA-based diagnostic device.

As the virulent new omicron variant of the coronavirus emerges, a key component of reducing transmissions and keeping society open is faster and more accurate testing. Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) are studying a technique that identifies biomarkers of infection in the bloodstream that could produce a new and highly accurate test for numerous diseases and disorders, including COVID-19...

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