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NIH Awards $31 Million to Children’s, Emory and Georgia Tech for COVID-19 Diagnostic Solutions

Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Children’s, the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the Georgia Institute of Technology 9Georgia Tech) a $31 million supplement for the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. The RADx program is a federal initiative designed to rapidly transform early, innovative technologies into widely accessible COVID-19 diagnostic testing.

Dr. Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD






Dr. Wilbur Lam, MD, PhD, Hematologist/Oncologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston serves as a principal investigator for the Atlanta Center for Microsystems Engineered Point-of-Care Technologies. Dr. Lam will be working closely with partners across the country with the goal to make millions of accurate and easy-to-use tests per week available by the end of summer 2020 and in time for flu season.

Dr. Lam will speak with WSB-TV on June 24 for a follow-up story about the NIH funding and will be discussing more details about COVID-19 testing capabilities and how his group will be working to fast-track FDA clearance.