It was a great week for funding in the Department of Medicine.

On Monday, it was announced that William Checkley, associate professor in the Division of Pulmonary, would share a five-year, $30 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with teh Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for a field study on the impact of cleaner-burning cooking fuel on household air pollution and health in four countries.

For more information, see the full press release here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/johns_hopkins_receives_30_million_grant_from_nih_for_study_on_household_air_pollution

Just one day later, it was announced that the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation would sponsor a $10 million grant to be shared between research teams led by John Aucott, assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology, and Brian Schwartz, professor in the Division of Occupational Medicine, to explore Lyme disease and develop potential new therapies to address the illness.

See the full press release here: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/johns_hopkins_awarded_10_million_cohen_foundation_grant_to_expand_current_lyme_disease_research_initiatives

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