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I3 (Imagine, Innovate and Impact) Wow! Research Awards

The School of Medicine’s Dean’s I3 Wow! Research Awards aim to promote innovative research with the potential to make a transformational impact in fundamental biomedical knowledge or translational impact. Among the six new Wow! Research awards, totaling $775,000, 2 have been awarded to teams led by the following pediatric investigators:

  • Joshy Jacob (microbiology and immunology) and Mehul Suthar (pediatrics): Targeting the Achilles’ heel of SARS Coronavirus 2

  • Sung Jin Park (biomedical engineering) and Hee Cheol Cho (pediatrics): Optogenetic Tissue Manufacturing Technology for In Vitro Cardiac Sinoatrial Node Modeling