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Two Ottawa researchers awarded global health grants from Grand Challenges Canada

June 21, 2011

Two postdoctoral fellows affiliated with OHRI and uOttawa were awarded prestigious Canadian Rising Stars in Global Health grants from Grand Challenges Canada, worth $100,000 each. The funding will allow Dr. Ri-hua Xie in Dr. Shi Wu Wen’s group to investigate whether mobile phone text messaging can improve maternal and infant health in rural China. It will also allow Dr. Jean-Simon Diallo in Dr. John Bell’s group to advance his work on “viral sensitizers” to enhance vaccine production and oncolytic viruses.