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28 Sep 2017$30,000 five-month planning grantU.S. and Canadian Medical Schools
3 Oct 2017$700,000 over five yearsOpportunities for early career medical scientists at US or Canadian degree-granting institutes
5 Dec 2017Up to $3,000 for one yearSupports teaching professionals in their efforts to provide quality hands-on, inquiry-based activities for their students
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.