Two Gates Foundation Grants Awarded to DOM Global Health Researchers

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $100,000 grants to two Department of Medicine research teams for their innovative proposals in global health research.In the two projects, researchers will explore new tools for eradicating malaria. The disease is one of the leading causes of death in developing nations.

Catriona Jamieson, PhD, MD

Catriona Jamieson, PhD, MD

The faculty investigators are Catriona Jamieson, PhD, MD, and Joseph M. Vinetz, MD.

They will work with postdoctoral fellows Jennifer Black, MD, and Kailash Patra, PhD, as well as collaborators from UC Irvine and the Salk Institute.

Dr. Jamieson is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Director for Stem Cell Research at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. Dr. Vinetz is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Joseph Vinetz, MD

Joseph Vinetz, MD

The funding comes from the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative of the Gates Foundation. The $100 million initiative provides funding for investigators who have fresh approaches to the most severe health challenges in the developing world.  |  Read the full story from UC San Diego News