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Gates Foundation supports HIV researchers

VCU is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

With the $100,000 grant, researchers from the VCU Institute for Women’s HealthVCU schools of MedicineNursing, and World Studies in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, will work with community partners in Ségou, Mali, to pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Reducing Harmful Inflammation and Attenuating Immune System Deterioration in HIV-Infected Malian Women.”

“This award will help us determine how certain beneficial intestinal bacteria in HIV-infected women in Africa relate to immune system function,” said principal investigator Daniel Nixon, D.O., Ph.D., director of the VCU HIV Center and associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine. Patricia Cummins, Ph.D., professor of French in the VCU School of World Studies, and Saba Masho, M.D., associate professor of epidemiology and community health in the VCU School of Medicine, serve as co-principal investigators of the study.

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