Mission

The Mobilizing Foundation is committed to the eradication of COVID-19 and the prevention of future pandemics through collaborative scientific research and massive surveillance testing.

The vibrance of New York has been abruptly halted by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The city itself has endured more cases of COVID-19 than any other country in the world. In order to safely reopen New York City and its economy, and other areas around the country, we must address the remaining unknowns about this devastating disease and facilitate the development of new diagnostic tools, vaccines and therapies to eradicate this deadly virus.

As such, in collaboration with SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University – University Hospital of Brooklyn, we have instituted The Mobilizing FoundationTM, which is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status, aiming to foster open and collaborative research among scientists who are engaged in gaining an understanding of COVID-19.

The foundation will also help provide tools to support massive surveillance testing in the work place and other settings, as well as provide free testing to some of the hardest hit and underserved local communities. This will enable creation of a COVID-19 Biobank of patient samples, which will serve as a collaboration tool for researchers working to solve the problems related to COVID-19.

Only with a better understanding of the disease pathogenesis, prevalence and outcomes, can we eradicate COVID-19 and prevent another pandemic from reoccurring.

Board of Directors:
  • Jane Wasman
  • Margaret Murphy
  • Genghis Hadi
  • Penelope Kokkinides
Interim CEO:
  • Prem Premsrirut, MD/PhD
Liaison to SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University - University Hospital of Brooklyn:
  • Eva Cramer, PhD
Government Affairs Advisor:
  • Donald Carey
  • Steve Chang, PhD