Improving Global Health

Author: Notre Dame News

Kasturi Haldar, Julius Nieuwland Professor of Biological Sciences and director of the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, and Jeffrey Schorey, associate professor of biological sciences and associate director, Eck Institute for Global Health, have each received $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grants from the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation. The grants support innovative global health research projects to explore bold and largely unproven ways to improve health in developing countries. These grants are two of only 81 provided to scientists in 17 countries on six continents. “The winners of these grants are doing truly exciting and innovative work,” said Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation Global Health Program. “I’m optimistic that some of these extraordinary projects will lead to life-saving breakthroughs for people in the world’s poorest countries.” View Press Release