PSC Participates in $10M Gates Foundation Grant to Stop Spread of Infectious Disease
PITTSBURGH, August 19, 2008 -The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $10 million to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) for the Vaccine Modeling Initiative (VMI), a research partnership involving the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania State University and Imperial College London. The objective is to help select new vaccines that will have the best chance of stopping global infectious disease outbreaks. Headquartered at GSPH, VMI also includes collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Medecins Sans Frontieres Epicentre, the University of Georgia, and computational modelers at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. PSC scientist Shawn Brown is a co-principal investigator on the project.