The center will be led by Geoffrey Scott, clinical professor and chair of the University of South Carolina's environmental health sciences department, and its deputy director will be Paul Sandifer
, director of the Center for Coastal Environmental and Human Health at CofC.
The disease was named after the neurologist Paul Sandifer
who was responsible of supervision of two of these patients (3).
"While the marine environment can indeed be hostile to humans, it may also provide new resources to help reduce our risks from illnesses such as those caused by water borne staph or seafood poisoning," stated Paul Sandifer
, chief scientist of NOAA's Oceans and Human Health Initiative.
"We tried to get a management construct in mind that would push us all to think about what's happening in watersheds and what ultimately happens in coastal ocean waters and resources," says commissioner Paul Sandifer
, a senior scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.