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DNA Medicine Institute Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research
Date:5/11/2010

illions die from it, including many young children in developing countries.  My group is developing a tiny device that scans a finger, without any blood, to allow anyone, anytime, and anywhere to check for malaria infection," said Dr. Chan.

"The winners of these grants show the bold thinking we need to tackle some of the world's greatest health challenges," said Dr. Tachi Yamada, president of the Gates Foundation's Global Health Program.  "I'm excited about their ideas and look forward to seeing some of these exploratory projects turn into life-saving breakthroughs."

About Grand Challenges Explorations

Grand Challenges Explorations is a five-year, $100 million initiative of the Gates Foundation to promote innovation in global health.  The program uses an agile, streamlined grant process – applications are limited to two pages, and preliminary data are not required.  Proposals are reviewed and selected by a committee of foundation staff and external experts, and grant decisions are made within approximately three months of the close of the funding round.

Applications for the current round of Grand Challenges Explorations are being accepted through May 19, 2010.  Grant application instructions, including the list of topics for which pr
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