Global Health Seed Funding awarded to five “highly competitive” projects

In a collaboration that will amplify Washington University’s “global perspective” (one of the guiding principles of the university’s “Here and Next” Strategic Plan), the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health and Department of Medicine, WashU’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy and the Africa Initiative have awarded global health seed funding to five research projects.

“This year’s application cycle was highly competitive, because of the large number of proposals we received and their overall quality,” said Mark Huffman, MD, MPH, co-director of the Global Health Center.

This round of applicants was particularly strong, and we were able to fund five proposals of up to $25,000 each,

Center Director, Victor G. Davila-Roman, MD

“The Global Health Seed Funding effort also helps illuminate the university’s goal of “being a community of people driven to meet the world’s challenges.”

Each team of applicants included at least one faculty member from Washington University in St. Louis and one faculty member from a McDonnell Academy partner institution.

Discover more and view the list of awardees at the Institute for Public Health.

Excerpts above are from the original article written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health.