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NOVEMBER 04, 2002

Foundation Grants to Support Youth Opportunity Center

EVERETT, Wash. -- Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) today announced that it has received a three-year, $210,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the expansion of a program providing education and employment services for disadvantaged youth.  A one-time grant of $10,000 from the Verizon Foundation will also help fund the expansion project.

OCTOBER 28, 2002

Family Health International Receives Grant to Evaluate Once-Daily Antiretroviral as a Potential Method of HIV Prevention

SEATTLE and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it has awarded Family Health International (FHI) a $6.5 million, three-year grant for a multinational clinical trial to evaluate an antiretroviral treatment as a novel approach to HIV prevention. The trial will focus on sexually active adults in resource-poor countries with high HIV incidence.

OCTOBER 28, 2002

Johns Hopkins Awarded Grant To Explore Novel Interventions To Control HIV-Related Tuberculosis

SEATTLE and BALTIMORE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will contribute $3 million to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for the development of community-based preventive strategies to control tuberculosis (TB) in areas around the world with severe HIV epidemics.  The grant will support the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS-Tuberculosis Epidemic (CREATE), a global initiative to combat the skyrocketing rates of sickness and death caused by these diseases.

OCTOBER 10, 2002

Regina Rabinovich Named Director Of Infectious Diseases Program For The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SEATTLE -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the appointment of Dr. Regina Rabinovich as director of the foundation’s Infectious Diseases program, to begin January, 2003.  Dr. Rabinovich currently serves as director of Malaria Vaccine Initiative, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), where she leads a program to accelerate the development of promising malaria vaccine candidates and ensure their availability and accessibility for the developing world.

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