As a clinician trained in chemosensation, early reports of taste and smell loss with #COVID19 piqued my curiosity, and I knew it was something that needed attention. Image
An NIH librarian (who knew what my lab studied) reached out and helped us tremendously by curating the literature on taste and smell. I am still using those resources to develop a #COVID19 #taste and #smell long-hauler study.
A few colleagues and I started a consortium in March 2020 to understand more on #tasteloss and #smellloss with #COVID19. Read our paper here: Image
This is particularly relevant as the number of individuals with #tasteloss #smellloss and long #COVID19 related symptoms is increasing.
I am also collaborating with investigators in @NIDCR @blakewarner0 and @NIAAAnews @VijayR_One where we added a measure of #taste and #smell on our research protocols. and Image
As we close #BlackHistoryMonth and start #WomensHistoryMonth, I would like to highlight the classical work of women that have informed what we know today about chemical senses. Image
Kate Gordon Moore in the 1920s, and Rose Marie Pangborn (born Rosa Maria Valdez!) in the 1950s to 1990s pioneered this research Image
In addition to all the hats I wear at #NIH, I am also involved in organizations tackling #healthdisparities and promoting #STEM Image
I started at the NIH as a summer intern with @NIH_OITE @NINR, then a postdoc fellow supported by the diversity initiatives of @NIH_COSWD Image
As a PI, it has been an honor to be selected as part of the inaugural cohort of NIH Distinguished Scholars focused on building an inclusive environment of the @IRPatNIH Image
Thanks for joining me today! You can continue to follow me @Dr_Paulevj and read more about my research here: Image

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