No early end to COVID-19: A new strain in any nation threatens us all.

VIC colleagues, Dr. Mark Poznansky and Dr. Michael Callahan along with MGH Infectious Disease physician Dr. Jake Lemieux, discuss the emergence of COVID-19 variants, the impact on global health and the need for all nations to work together.

“With new COVID-19 cases in steady decline across the United States, and the pace of vaccination accelerating, Americans may feel optimistic about what feels like a turning point. Despite this encouraging news and crucial progress, the uncontrolled, global spread of COVID-19 has produced a new problem: mutant viruses or variants, several of which are proving difficult to control.”

“I Really Love Type 1 Diabetes Research, and I’m Not Going Back”

David Alagapulinsa, PhD, research fellow, was recently interviewed by The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (JDRF) for their Black History Month celebrations, on his love for the Type 1 Diabetes  research he is doing at VIC.

“A goal of David Alagpulinsa, Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital, is to contribute to a treatment that makes people with type 1 diabetes live like everyone—without T1D and its related complications.”

Congratulations to David Alagpulinsa

Congratulations to David Alagpulinsa, Senior Scientist at VIC, on being named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. This is a well deserved honor to a hard-working and innovative scientist.

“Six MGHers have been named to Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in America. They are: David Alagpulinsa, PhD, research fellow in the Infectious Disease Unit; Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, director of the Neuroscience Statistic Research Laboratory in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine; Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, MPH, associate director of the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion; Jonathan Jackson, PhD, founder and executive director of the Community Access, Recruitment & Engagement (CARE); Victoria Parker, PhD, research fellow in Radiology; and Camille Powe, MD, endocrinologist and co-director of the MGH Diabetes in Pregnancy Program. This list was created to compel and imbue the next generation of Black scientists and other minoritized individuals to enhance and empower our culture’s dignity.”