A huge congratulations to UofL Heath clinical research team, including our own Dr. Huang! They have received $6.1 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health to expand their work to better understand COVID-19 and ARDS, as well early testing of a compound developed at UofL as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
Dr. Huang stated, “At one time we had over 100 patients with COVID in the hospital. Once they were on a ventilator, mortality was about 50%. We were looking at this issue to see why some people would do well while some developed bad lung disease and did not do well or died.”
The group discovered that low-density inflammatory neutrophils became highly elevated in some COVID-19 patients whose condition became very severe. With these new NIH grants, this important work can continue.
Congratulations to Dr. Huang and the whole team!
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