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Ecology professor receives $151,000 NIH grant to study dengue fever and polio

Pejman Rohani, a professor in the Odum School of Ecology, received $151,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study the epidemiology and immunology of dengue fever and polio.

His project is part of a large, multi-institutional initiative that uses computational, statistical and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases to create better public health policies.

Rohani’s team will apply cutting-edge statistical methods to databases of dengue and polio incidence to generate disease transmission models that will serve as the foundation for optimal, cost-effective immunization policies in countries throughout the world. This is the first installment of a five-year grant.