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Drs. Mohammed Khaled and W. Timothy Garvey receive Grand Challenges Explorations funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

November 07, 2011

Mohammad Khaled, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Nutrition Science in the School of Health Professions and emeritus member of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) has received funding through Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative created by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enables researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges.

Dr. Khaled will pursue an innovative global health research project, titled “Healthy Growth of Infants by Treating Maternal Anemia.”

Grand Challenges Explorations funds scientists and researchers worldwide to explore ideas that can break the mold in how we solve persistent global health and development challenges. Dr. Khaled’s project is one of 110 Grand Challenges Explorations grants announced recently.

Dr. Khaled, along with W. Timothy Garvey, M.D., chair of the UAB Department of Nutrition Sciences and associate director of the NORC, will target helicobacter pylori infection in women of child-bearing age in India. H. pylori is endemic in the Indian subcontinent; as many as 85 percent of adults are infected with the bacteria. H. pylori also is found in about 50 percent of African-Americans.

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