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Dr. Olga Mavrodi conducts an analysis of COVID-19 tests at USM’s Accelerator Lab in the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. These tests produce results within 24 hours.


USM Lab Producing 24-Hour Result Turnaround for COVID-19 Tests

A professor in the School of Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences at The University of Southern Mississippi is using his expertise in infectious diseases and cell and molecular biology to ensure COVID-19 tests conducted at USM’s Moffitt Health Center will produce results within 24 hours.

Researcher tests device


USM Researcher's Device Aims to Prevent Respiratory Complications from Ventilators in COVID-19, ICU and Surgery Patients

Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving treatment, but it can also introduce complications to a hospital patient’s treatment plan. Saliva can likely to pool in the endotracheal tube connected to a patient’s ventilator, which may lead to a host of problems, including bacterial infections and pneumonia.