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UCI receives recovery act grant for global health training

Public health professor Guiyun Yan received a $135,000 Framework grant from the Fogarty International Center to expand global health studies…

May 13, 2009

Public health professor Guiyun Yan received a $135,000 Framework grant from the Fogarty International Center to expand global health studies at UC Irvine. The grant is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which is investing $10 billion into health-related research and infrastructure. Yan said the grant will fund fellowship opportunities for UCI students and faculty, support new course development and help establish a global health concentration in the master of public health program. The Fogarty center, the international component of the National Institutes of Health, addresses global health challenges through support of research and training programs. It has been providing Framework grants since 2005.