Podcast episode discusses use of saliva in diagnosing medical conditions

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Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute released the latest episode of its Engage Podcast featuring research into the use of saliva to diagnose medical conditions. Dr. Steve Hicks, an associate professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, discusses his work into the use of saliva to diagnose concussion, autism, and COVID-19 severity in children. These tests provide an objective way for health care providers to assess patients.   

Hicks is a scholar in the institute’s Early-Stage Investigator Training Program (KL2). This program invests in researchers early in their career by providing dedicated research time, mentorship and training.

Listen to episode 9 of the Engage Podcast at pennstatectsi.libsyn.com.

Each episode of Engage Podcast aims to help listeners learn about the research process and how Penn State research helps improve our neighbors’ and communities’ health. Engage Podcast is available on all major platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.


About Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides tools, services and training to make health research more efficient at Penn State. It advocates for translational science at the university and is a bridge between basic scientists and clinical researchers. The institute encourages collaboration to discover new treatments, medical procedures and ways to diagnose disease. Learn more at https://ctsi.psu.edu.

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