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Pandemic research receives $1.6M funding boost
Date:7/29/2008

s partnership, Dr. Loeb and his team will receive the critical support needed to further advance knowledge in the area of pandemic preparedness and influenza outbreaks."

This announcement is the first of a series of annual thematic grants to be made by the HRF on important public health issues. HRF, one of the leading private granting foundations in Canada, has awarded over $23 million to over 1,400 researchers in the past 20 years alone.

"It's gratifying to researchers to see funding come from foundations such as the HRF, as it indicates a willingness to give back and to further basic and applied research into important subjects," said Peter George, president of McMaster University. "This is a critical study, and we're particularly pleased to see Dr. Loeb's innovative work given well-deserved recognition with this grant."

The research team includes:

  • Dr. Mark Loeb, McMaster University, Ontario (principal investigator)
  • Dr. Margaret Russell, University of Calgary, Alberta
  • Dr. Jonathan Dushoff, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Dr. David Earn, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Dr. Kevin Fonseca, Provincial Laboratory for Public health, Calgary, Alberta
  • Dr. Julie Fox, Provincial Laboratory for Public Health, Calgary Alberta
  • Dr. Julia Keenliside, Alberta Agriculture and Food, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Dr. Mathieu Lemire, McGill University, Quebec and Genome Quebec
  • Dr. Marek Smieja, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Dr. Stephen Walter, McMaster University, Ontario
  • Dr. Richard Webby, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee


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Contact: Veronica McGuire
vmcguir@mcmaster.ca
90-552-591-402-2169
McMaster University
Source:Eurekalert

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