I thought that this was pretty cool.

Research on Moraxella catarrhalis—an upper respiratory bacterium that exacerbates chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—earned the top prize during the 2021 AMA Research Challenge. The research, lauded by judges for its longitudinal value and for being particularly worthwhile given COVID-19 respiratory complications, was conducted by Marielisa Cabrera-Sánchez and earned a $10,000 grand prize from sponsor Laurel Road. (more…)