LaBeaud Awarded CIGH Seed Grant
Congratulations to Global Child Health Program faculty member, Dr. A. Desiree LaBeaud and her team on being awarded a 2016 seed grant from Stanford's Center for Innovation in Global Health! LaBeaud and her co-investigator, Dr. Erin Mordecai, assistant professor of Biology at Stanford, will be funded for their project, "Predicting Dengue Transmission in a Changing Climate."
The proposed research will develop these mechanistic climate–dengue transmission models and link them with field data from two continents to more accurately predict dengue transmission. It marries the expertise of both co-investigators and addresses key issues at the intersection of the environment and health with potential to lead to substantial improvement in global health, selection criteria for the CIGH award.
Winners were announced on January 20, 2016 at the second annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening. The CIGH Seed Grant Program’s goals are to foster new relationships and create new areas of self-sustaining research. Funders include the Stanford University Office of the President, the Dean of the School of Medicine, and the Woods Institute for the Environment.