SUNY’s Thomas to lead principal investigator for Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine

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(CNBC) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that SUNY Upstate Medical University’s Dr. Stephen Thomas, chief of infectious disease, was appointed the lead principal investigator for Pfizer’s global Covid-19 vaccine trial.

As the lead principal investigator, Thomas will “support Pfizer and BioNTech as they prepare vaccine trial data for submission to regulatory agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to happen later this month,” a statement from Cuomo’s office said.

“It’s great news that Pfizer/BioNTech is seeing positive results from its vaccine trial, and I’m proud one of New York’s foremost infectious disease experts has been selected to lead its worldwide vaccine trial,” Cuomo said in the statement.