UVM receives $12.3 million grant

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

The University received a $12.3 million federal grant for a cross-college collaboration to develop ways to prevent and control infectious diseases.

The grant was awarded to UVM by the National Institute of Health and is the 17th grant from NIH that UVM has received, according to an Oct. 11 press release. The funding will go toward creating a new biomedical research center named the  Translational Global Infectious Disease Research Center, according to the release.

The grant brings together scientists and experts from the College of Medicine, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, according to the release. Together, these experts will work to “decrease the burden of infectious diseases” across the world and specifically in low-income countries, the release stated.