Translating scientific discoveries into clinical applications e.g. new diagnostics, therapies, and vaccines for infectious diseases;
Detecting the presence of emerging infectious diseases within communities, the underlying mode of transmission, and strategies for prevention, control and treatment;
Preventing human infection from antibiotic resistant zoonotic (animal-to-human) microorganisms through an understanding of livestock immune systems – particularly the gastrointestinal tract – with an aim to reduce use of antibiotics in animals;
Addressing food safety issues during food production, processing, transport, storage, retail, or consumer use, with an aim to decrease infections and associated fatalities caused by food-borne illness; and
Training professionals in veterinary public health and infectious diseases public health preparedness.
Tactics derived from the goals:
Ohio State researchers facilitate and optimize interactions in serving as a local, state, national, and international resource for scientific and socially relevant input on issues relating to public health preparedness for infectious diseases.
Pilot research grant funds promote faculty member interactions and reward cutting-edge research leading to successful sponsored research awards from federal agencies, industrial partners, private foundations, and the State of Ohio (i.e. RCP, ORSP, OFSP).
Colleges collaborate in trans-institutional programs to attract world class faculty.
Faculty mentors attract the best graduate students worldwide. A PHPID graduate training fellowship program supports and inspires outstanding pre-doctoral students.
Publication of cutting-edge papers in the highest impact journals, high citations, awards, and exemplary service on national and international panels of significant scholarly merit.
Research from the program is translated to applications that benefit public health, food safety, and training of scientists and other professionals in public health preparedness for infectious diseases.
Development of technologies such as new therapies and vaccines, devices for monitoring and disinfection of microorganisms in food, air, water, or fomites providing opportunities for commercialization and a positive impact on the economy of Ohio.
Infectious disease programs at Ohio State participating in PHPID:
Applied Research for Improving Healthcare (HOPES)
Center for Microbial Interface Biology (CMIB)
Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Centers for Microbial Pathogenesis (CMP) and Vaccines and Immunity (CVI)
Clinical Epidemiology Program (CEP)
Great Lakes Regional Centers of Excellence (GLRCE) in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research Program
Infectious Diseases Interest Group (IDIG)
Division of Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine
AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU)
Infectious Diseases Molecular Epidemiology and Detection Laboratory (IDMEDL)
Food Animal Health Research Program, Wooster (FAHRP)
Center for RNA Biology (RNA Center)
Food Safety and Ag Security Center (FSAS)
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)