IU lands $1.3M grant for Ebola virus training

The Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington has been awarded a $1.3 million grant to train workers who might be exposed to the Ebola virus and other serious infectious diseases.

The grant, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, aims to lessen exposure for workers responding to Ebola virus disease and other serious infectious diseases.

The project, announced June 1, is called the Biosafety and Infectious Disease Training Initiative. It is a consortium of IU, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Dillard University.•

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