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Alexander Greninger, MD, PhD, MS, MPhil, and Keith Jerome, MD, PhD, received the 2020 UW Medicine Inventor of the Year award for their efforts to create and expand testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the pair developed a reliable diagnostic test for the coronavirus. Their early work made it possible for UW Medicine to meet much of King County and Washington state’s need for rapid-turnaround COVID-19 test analysis. They have provided testing services to other states as often as capacity allows and have tested more than one million COVID-19 specimens.

Greninger is assistant director of the UW Medicine Clinical Virology Laboratory and assistant professor of Laboratory Medicine. Jerome is a board-certified pathologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, head of Virology, a member of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and a UW professor of Laboratory Medicine and adjunct professor of Microbiology.

Learn more the Inventor of the Year award and Greninger and Jerome’s work.