URI dengue fever researcher wins $11M grant

A researcher of mosquito-borne illness at the University of Rhode Island has received an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his studies, his second large grant and one of the largest ever for the university, URI announced Friday. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



Higher Education

URI dengue fever researcher wins $11M grant

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
MOSQUITOES CAN CARRY dengue fever, which URI Professor Alan Rothman will study with an $11.4 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Posted 8/2/13

PROVIDENCE – A researcher of mosquito-borne illness at the University of Rhode Island has received an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue his studies, his second largest grant and one of the largest ever for the university, URI announced Friday.

Professor Alan Rothman, who came to URI in 2011 from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Mass., will use the new, $11.4 million grant from NIH to continue his studies of dengue fever, a sometimes deadly disease carried by mosquitoes that infects about 100 million people a year in the tropics and sub-tropics.

The award was made in July, the university said.

Dr. Rothman won a comparable $11 million grant from NIH in 2008 while at UMass, according to URI.

His work includes lab research at The Institute for Immunology and Informatics, field studies in Thailand and the Philippines, and collaborations with scientists at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and other institutions.

Dengue fever has flu-like symptoms and is not usually fatal, but can be debilitating. The disease is known in the U.S. primarily from travelers to the tropics who are bitten by disease-carrying mosquitoes.

Dr. Rothman will formally announce the award at a briefing Monday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the institute at the URI Providence campus, 80 Washington St., Providence.

In 2011, Dr. Rothman described himself as an immunologist who facilitates vaccine development, according to the release.

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Applications are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Business Excellence Awards Program. Deadline to apply is October 1st. And save the date for the Awards Dinner - November 12th at the Providence Marriott.
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement