Well it’s officially official: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be funding us to carry out an integrated tick management study here in western CT and in southern RI. My co-PI is Dr. Thomas Mather, of the University of Rhode Island. He heads the extremely awesome TickEncounter Resource Center. Lots of excitement around here and much to be done to get this study going. We will be hiring a study coordinator and student interns, too, in the coming months. Although I’ve collaborated on many CDC-funded research endeavors, this is the first CDC cooperative agreement awarded directly to WCSU. I am TICK-led pink about it.
Wish us luck.
You can read about the hullabaloo if you like, by clicking here.