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James Gern Awarded $5 Million NIH Grant

James GernDr. James Gern, professor of pediatrics and medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, has been awarded a $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.


The award will be used to study how the Wisconsin farming environment affects immune development in children to reduce the rates of wheezing illnesses and asthma.


The grant includes:

  • A collaborative birth cohort study with the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
  • Two basic science projects on rhinovirus biology led by Dr. Ann Palmenberg, professor of biochemistry and Institute for Molecular Virology, UW-Madison; and Dr. John Yin, professor of chemical and biological engineering, UW-Madison
  • A core laboratory led by Dr. Yury Bochkov, a scientist in the Department of Pediatrics

Date Published: 02/05/2013

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