UCSD's Vinetz to head malaria study

Tropical disease specialist Joseph Vinetz, M.D., of the UCSD School of Medicine will lead a multinational effort to help control and eventually conquer malaria, establishing a new Peruvian/Brazilian International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research Center (ICEMR) with a seven-year, $9.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The grant is one of 10 awards announced last month by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, part of the NIH.

Vinetz, a professor of medicine, will be principal investigator of the Peru/Brazil ICEMR, whose mission will be to comprehensively study and understand the complete disease cycle of malaria in the Amazon basin.

SOURCE: Press Release

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