PHPID partners with other programs across campus to leverage PHPID resources providing new and expanded opportunities for pilot research. Some examples include:
- New Partnership between PHPID and the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) funded OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science (OSU CCTS) for three PHPID/CTSA Pilot Research Grants in the areas of clinical and translational infectious disease and public health preparedness research. The awardees include Jiyoung Lee, Jianrong Li, and Melvin Pascall. PHPID funds to support this partnership were captured from salary savings from the FY08 filled faculty positions.
- Creation of a new MEPS/PHPID/RNA Center Infectious Disease Graduate Student Fellowship, awarded to Yu Zhang, doctoral candidate of Dr. Jianrong Li of CFAES/CPH, in support of his work investigating messenger RNA cap methyltransferase in paramyxovirus. PHPID funds to support this partnership were captured from salary savings from the FY08 filled faculty positions. Of note, the RNA Center Graduate Student Fellowship program was modeled significantly from the PHPID Graduate Fellowship Program.
- The PHPID continued the partnership with the Climate Water Carbon (CWC) TIE by continued communication and strengthening of the relationships across the TIEs and continued efforts by PHPID/CWC Pilot Research Grant recipients, John “Mac” Crawford (PI) and Song Liang (PI), furthering the scientific linkages and academic interface between the two groups.