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USF College of Public Health named WHO-designated center of excellence to combat river blindness

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The new collaborating center will focus on diagnostics needed to verify progress toward global elimination of the disabling parasitic infection onchocerciasis TAMPA, Fla. (June 28, 2018) – The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has designated the University of South Florida College of Public Health’s Department of Global Health as the world’s only Collaborating […]

Dr. Thomas Unnasch receives $2.6M NIH grant to examine river blindness

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Thomas Unnasch, chair of the Department of Global Health and distinguished university health professor, has been awarded an R01 grant for more than $2.6 million from the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to combat onchocerciasis in Africa. Onchocerciasis, commonly known as river blindness, is an eye […]

We are thankful for philanthropists who support researchers like Dr. Thomas Unnasch

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Gates Foundation awards $100,000 grant to Dr. Thomas Unnasch Distinguished University Health Professor Thomas Unnasch, PhD, and colleagues, are the recipients of a $100,00 Grand Challenge Explorations Grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The award funds the investigators for “New Approaches for Detection, Treatment, and Control of Selected Neglected Tropical Diseases.” A team […]