USU faculty go global fighting the flu

Two Utah State University faculty members recently received the second installment of a five-year grant valued at more than $42.6 million for their work training scientists around the world to develop flu vaccines. This installment represents $485,000 and comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. The grant is part of the World Health Organizations’ effort to strengthen the ability of developing countries to produce flu vaccines. In February, 16 scientists from seven countries came to USU’s Center for Integrated BioSystes to learn manufacturing techniques for producing flu vaccines in their home countries. Now, faculty members Kamal Rashid and Bart Tarbet will visit the participants in their home countries to see how they are progressing.

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