NIH grants U of South Carolina big data health center $1.25M to combat COVID-19

National Institutes of Health awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant to Columbia-based University of South Carolina to create a statewide data system to monitor COVID-19 spread and virology.

The university's big data health science center will develop the database, which will comprise clinical and geospatial data on both COVID-19 patients and health workers treating patients across the state. With the database, researchers will be able to examine the natural history of COVID-19, including disease transmission and progression.

The researchers will also use machine learning algorithms to identify predictors of short- and long-term clinical outcomes on COVID-19 patients in South Carolina.

The big data health center will work with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control along with other state agencies on the project.

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