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Grant to allow graduate students to research water quantity and quality improvement
Date:7/6/2012

ise.ucr.edu/profile-health-atkinson.html">Peter Atkinson, the director of the Center for Disease Vector Research and the grant's principal investigator.

The training will prepare the students in all aspects of water and waterborne disease management while still concentrating in their primary area of study. Each student will be enrolled in one of the social, natural or engineering sciences sciences that contribute to our understanding of the issues surrounding water quantity and quality. The major themes of their research projects will be public education; water policy, management and economics; waterborne contaminants; vector disease control; and water treatment and remediation.

The training grant was submitted by a team of five faculty members from the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences; the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Bourns College of Engineering. Besides Atkinson, Anil Deolalikar, a professor of economics; Mary Gauvain, a professor of psychology; Sharon Walker, an associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering; and Marylynn Yates, a professor of environmental microbiology and the dean of the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, are members of the team. Fifteen additional faculty members at UCR will serve as collaborators on the grant.

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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
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951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
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