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Dr. Alison Norris and Her Team Utilize a Challenge Exploration Grant from the Gates Foundation to Minimize Unwanted Pregnancies in Malawi 


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Collaborators for the Umoyo wa Thanzi (UTHA) project:

Abby Norris Turner (epidemiologist, college of medicine)
Jesse Kwiek (virologist, college of medicine and college of arts and sciences)
John Casterline (demographer, college of arts and sciences, director of Institute of Population Research
Abby Shoben (biostatistician, college of public health)
Victor Mwapasa (epidemiologist, Malawi college of medicine)
Gertrude Chapotera (epidemiologist, Malawi college of medicine)
Effie Chipeta (epidemiologist, Malawi college of medicine)
Elly Chemey (health policy expert, Child Legacy International)
Venson Banda (researcher, Child Legacy International)
Joana Banda (researcher, Child Legacy International)

Funders from OSU:

Institute for Population Research pilot grant (NICHD P2CHD058484)
Center for Clinical and Translational Science (KL2 for Norris; NCATS KL2TR001068)
Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases seed grant
College of Public Health Dean’s Discovery Fund
Critical Differences for Women grant (Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Office of International Affairs
Office of Outreach and Engagement

Future funding:

The Gates Foundation makes these Grant Challenges Exploration grants for scientists to test what Gates calls “high risk, high reward” ideas.  This relatively small grant will allow us to put our idea into the field to understand how to prevent unintended pregnancies.  If our small project is successful, Gates and others will invest to take the idea much more broadly.  


Posted on 7-Dec-16 by Decot, Jacob
Tags: Grants
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