Institute supports Africa Initiative awards for new pilot grants

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A team including Krista Milich (center) assistant professor of biological anthropology in Arts & Sciences, recently won funding from the Africa Initiative for a new research project in Uganda. It was one of eight teams awarded funds. (Photo courtesy of Krista Milich)

The Africa Initiative has awarded grant funding to eight teams working on new research projects in Africa. Research teams include the following Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholars:

Dennis Barbour, associate professor at McKelvey School of Engineering

Cindy Brantmeier, professor in the School of Arts & Sciences

Philip Budge, assistant professor in the School of Medicine

Christine Ekenga, assistant professor at the Brown School

Penina Acayo Laker, assistant professor at the Sam Fox School

Brad Racette, the Robert Allan Finke Professor and executive vice  chairman of Neurology at the School of Medicine

Through support from the Institute for Public Health and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the number of available awards was boosted from three to eight.

Read the full story by Erika Ebsworth-Goold originally published in WashU’s The Source.

See the list of awarded projects.