As is our history, the LII has been a great training ground for future physicians. So we are excited to welcome our newest pre-med student, Sydney Snyder! Sydney graduated from Geneva High School in 2020. She is currently pursuing her biology degree while on the pre-med track. Sydney is involved with Buck-I-SERV, Health Sciences Scholars, and Residence Life at Ohio State. In her time spent away from school and her involvements, Sydney enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking workout classes at the RPAC, and exploring Columbus. Currently Sydney is serving as a resident advisor in OSU Park-Stradley Hall on main campus. Sydney will be mainly working with Huriah to manage the data collected from the Sri Lanka COVID study and will be training with Isaiah to contribute to the product evaluation study funded by MediView, LLC. Welcome Sydney!!!
The Laboratory of Investigatory Imaging staff are working on a partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital to provide diagnostic testing for pediatric patients attending a NCH pulmonary clinic. These participants are coming to the clinic with lingering symptoms attributed to “long haul COVID”. Drs. Evans and Liyanage will be partnering with Dr. Benjamin Kopp, PI of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Co-Director for Cure CF Columbus Immune Care. This partnership for research into diagnostics will provide proper surveillance of COVID survivors, ages 12-15 years of age. We are also talking with Dr. Simon Lee in the Heart Center of NCH. Dr. Lee is an expert cardiologist who has been looking at the utility of MRI to detect subtle changes in the RV of COVID survivors. We believe our combined efforts will determine the best course of action for these participants and translate to care for the growing number of COVID survivors.