Learn the Causes and Effects of Ebola in Research Abstract Co-Authored by Deborah S. Parris, Ph.D.

Deborah ParrisOver the past four decades, Dr. Deborah S. Parris has distinguished herself as an authoritative figure in the fields of molecular virology and viral oncology. With her combined expertise in the fields of infectious diseases and cancer, Dr. Parris is prepared to provide expert scientific background and advice to pharmaceutical corporations, grant agencies, investment entities, and related corporations interested in the future of anti-infective and anti-cancer therapies.

The recent Ebola scare has driven people across the United States into a panic. However, Dr. Parris has already made a name for herself in the areas of molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics, having written a large number of peer-reviewed scientific publications. She is also a skilled grant writer and peer-reviewer. Dr. Parris has been a member of the faculty and Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University for more than three decades, and she is now a professor in the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics at the College of Medicine. The research that is currently being conducted in her laboratory focuses on the suppression of RNA silencing by the Ebola virus. Dr. Parris’ contributions to the fields of herpes virus research and DNA replication fidelity are recognized nationally and internationally. Her research has been consistently funded by the National Institutes of Health and nonprofit agencies, such as the American Cancer Society.

Deborah S. Parris, Ph.D. conducts groundbreaking research on the Ebola virusIn 2006, she was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of “Science” magazine. She has received numerous other awards including a Fogarty Senior International Fellowship, a Wellcome International Travel Fellowship, the Excellence in Research and Teaching award at the OSU College of Medicine, the James Champion Award for distinguished service to the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Sanford Goldston Memorial Research Award.

Read a research abstract co-authored by Dr. Parris in the “Journal of Virology” titled ‘Characterization of the RNA Silencing Suppression Activity of the Ebola Virus VP35 Protein in Plants and Mammalian Cells.’ Click here to read more research conducted by Dr. Parris.

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Janet Johnson, VP of Donor Development for World Vision Canada, Drives Donor Initiatives around the World

Janet JohnsonJanet Johnson currently oversees all channels of fundraising and meets regularly with key donors. Ms. Johnson, who has been working in this capacity for five years, has honed her expertise in leadership, human resources, sales, and marketing. “When the giving experience of our supporters and donors are delightful we see increased retention (donors renew their gift year after year),” she said in a recent statement. “We see increases in acquisition through referrals and positive word of mouth. Delighted sponsors and donors increase their giving commitment and we enjoy revenue growth, increased engagement and commitment from the giving community of time, talent and treasure ultimately results in increased yield to ministry for World Vision.”

From Worldvision.ca:

Your help is needed today to fight the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa.

Ebola is a highly contagious, deadly virus to which there is currently no vaccine or cure. It is very important to stop the spread, before the virus rages out of control.

Health services are overwhelmed by the outbreak, with many health workers having been infected and a large number having died. Mothers and children are unable to access much-needed health services for treatment of malaria, diarrhea, or even childbirth. Markets have closed making it difficult to access food. A large humanitarian crisis is looming.

World Vision is working urgently to protect children and their families, by educating communities about how to stop the spread of the virus, as well as providing protective equipment. But with your help we can do more. 

World Vision CanadaThrough World Vision Canada, Ms. Johnson initiates charitable causes that serve to stop the spread of disease at its core. Her work with the organization has changed many lives, and she continues to work towards serving as an agent of positive change in the lives of children and adults around the globe.

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