The RPC is the advisory body to the Dean of the School of Medicine for policies, activities, and long-term objectives pertaining to research in the School of Medicine. Funding Opportunities Information on the President's Research Fund and other funding sources. Research News Researchers in the news, awards, publications, and scientific achievements. Research Resources RPC research aids, faculty research interests, and research-related links. About the RPC RPC members, the current meeting schedule, and minutes of past meetings. Research Spotlight Hawiger Group Reveals Autoimmune Effector Precursors New findings detail the mechanisms behind the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. McCommis Lab Publishes Heart Disease Research Dietary manipulations may prevent or reverse heart failure caused by impaired cardiac inflexibility. DiPaolo Group Publishes Stomach Cancer Research The studies provide important insights into the early steps in gastric cancer development. SLU Enrolls Participants in Phase III Vaccine Trial The trial will determine the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine, which was co-developed by Moderna and the NIAID Vaccine Research Center. Hoft Named to National Committee Dan Hoft was named a member of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. SLU and WU Sign Agreement The WUCCI-SLU agreement gives SLU faculty access to the WUCCI with the same priority, costs, and technical assistance as WU faculty.