Global Health Institute awards seed grants, celebrates merger

UW News — October 25, 2011

Eight research projects ranging from human and animal disease to agriculture to economic growth will move forward with start-up funding as part of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s focus on global health.

The grantees will be recognized Oct. 27 at an event launching the Global Health Institute, a merger of the Center for Global Health and Global Health Initiative.

“The institute’s mission is to tackle the root problems of human health, and to do that requires an unprecedented, multi-faceted approach to these problems,” said Jonathan Patz, population health professor and director of the Global Health Institute. “So it is really exciting to be able to find engineers, economists, agriculture and veterinary and medical science ready to step up to these challenges.”

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