Research is a pillar of the MSGERC's mission. An important part of the MSG mission statement declares: Research - Translational thought leadership for the development of diagnostics and medicinal antifungals for invasive fungal infections. The MSGERC has a 30 year history of providing guidance to its stakeholders. We link with our MSG Investigator members to provide a think-tank of expert research and leadership support including:
Working directly with the MSGERC ensures stakeholders with accurate and appropriate generation of achievable and sustainable short term and long-range objectives for product research and development.
MSGERC clinical research studies are developed by key opinion leader investigators from MSG academic medical centers and private practices. Study Concept Proposals are submitted to the MSGERC Steering Committee for scientific review and approval before being listed as an MSGERC study. This provides the scientific rigor that is in keeping with MSG-designated studies.
The MSG works within research agendas that ensure current and innovative development of diagnostics and new chemical entities for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of invasive fungal infections.
The MSGERC Steering Committee convenes bimonthly to review ongoing studies, disseminate results and to generate innovative research proposals that meet current evidence-based needs for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of invasive fungal infections. Smaller groups of key-opinion leaders are consulted for projects with industry and government partners for ad hoc meetings based on project needs.
An updated list of MSGERC Clinical Studies illustrates the broad range of epidemiologic, diagnostic and clinical trial research completed and ongoing with MSG Investigators and sponsors. The MSG Central Unit, located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Division of Infectious Diseases is the coordinating center for MSGERC research activities, providing initiation and management of studies at multi-center sites and includes data management and statistical services.
A listing of MSGERC Scientific Committee Members can be found on the Committee webpage.
Peter Pappas, MD, Director
Mycoses Study Group Coordinating Center
Gerald McGwin, MS, PhD
Vice Chair, Professor
Department of Epidemiology
UAB School of Public Health (Protocol Design, Data and Statistical Operations)