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1 Dec 2016$600,000 over a four-year periodAwards designed to bring together diverse groups of scientists to address preterm birth issues
17 Jan 2017$60,000 over three yearsSupports career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows at degree-granting institutes in the US or Canada
15 Mar 2017Five-year awards up to $500,000Investigators researching innovation in regulatory science
The Zika virus has triggered worldwide concern as it spreads across the Americas, leaving thousands of cases of the severe birth defect microcephaly in its wake. Several BWF awardees are working hard to predict the path of Zika, understand how it infects human cells, and identify ways to combat its most devastating effects. Science writer Marla Broadfoot interviewed six of these researchers about their efforts to combat this enigmatic disease.