Posted: Jul 9, 2010 10:10 AM by Melissa Canone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University will receive approximately
$11.2 million to establish an International Center of Excellence in
Malaria Research for West and Central Africa.
The funding comes from the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of
The university said in a news release Friday that Dr. Donald
Krogstad, professor of Tropical Medicine at Tulane, will serve as
the center's principal investigator and program director.
The Tulane team's proposal outlines a project that will kick off
in September and involve the collaborative efforts of 48
investigators. The university says the goal of this
multi-disciplinary research is to achieve malaria control in West
and Central Africa, and ultimately in all parts of the world.