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Talis Biomedical: Melissa Gilliam

Talis Biomedical, a developer of molecular point-of-care infectious disease diagnostic tests, has appointed Melissa Gilliam to its board of directors. Gilliam is the Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice and vice provost of the University of Chicago. She is also a professor of obstetric and gynecology and professor of pediatrics at the university, and is the founder and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health. Gilliam holds a BA in English from Yale University, an MA in philosophy and politics from Oxford University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University.

The Scan

Boosters Chasing Variants

The New York Times reports that an FDA advisory panel is to weigh updated booster vaccines for COVID-19.

Not Yet

The World Health Organization says monkeypox is not yet a global emergency, the Washington Post reports.

More Proposed for Federal Research

Science reports that US House of Representatives panels are seeking to increase federal research funding.

PLOS Papers on Breast Cancer Metastasis, Left-Sided Cardiac Defects, SARS-CoV-2 Monitoring

In PLOS this week: link between breast cancer metastasis and CLIC4, sequencing analysis of left-sided cardiac defects, and more.