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DECEMBER 21, 2007

USU Researcher's Dengue Vector Control Project - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ROCKVILLE, MD -- Nicole Achee, Ph.D., a research assistant professor in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, and her team comprised of U.S. and international researchers are undertaking an innovative research project to prevent dengue in Thailand and Peru. Their efforts will be supported by a new $3.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF).

JANUARY 28, 2010

WUSTL Receives Global Health Grant Toward Elimination of Tropical Diseases | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ST. LOUIS -- Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $13 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve efforts to eliminate two parasitic diseases, elephantiasis and river blindness. These diseases belong to a group of infections known as neglected tropical diseases, which collectively have a health impact comparable to HIV and malaria.

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