NIH Fund 10 Worldwide Malaria Centers
July 19, 2010, 8:28 a.m.
The National Institutes of Health announced "approximately $14 million in first-year funding to establish 10 new malaria research centers around the world," which will be known as the International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMRs), according to an NIH press release. The centers will be established in regions where "malaria is endemic, including parts of Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and Latin America." Each center will "integrate clinical and field approaches with laboratory-based immunologic, molecular and genomic methods" and train "researchers from malaria-endemic areas." Nine of the principal investigators are from the U.S., another is from Colombia (7/8).