UGA professor gets $18.7 million grant


The University of Georgia research foundation was awarded an $18.7 million grant that will research ways to prevent a deadly scourge that plagues more than 200 million people across the globe.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Thursday it has awarded the school a five-year grant aimed at reducing and possibly wiping out schistosomiasis, a microscopic worm that kills as many as 200,000 each year.

The effort will be led by Dan Colley, a UGA professor who has spent almost four decades studying ways to halt the puzzling scourge.

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