Med’s Mahmoud Ghannoum talks about new five-year grant to research antifungal drug

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WKYCMahmoud Ghannoum, professor at the School of Medicine, discussed a new five-year grant to evaluate and enhance an antifungal drug. “What is different and particularly scary about Candida auris is that it can survive on skin and healthcare surfaces for up to two weeks, allowing the spread from person to person in healthcare settings and nursing homes,” he said.