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In new course, students will fight cholera in Sierra Leone

The International Programs Office in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has awarded a $22,300 grant to BME Associate Faculty Associate Amit Nimunkar and Colin Jefcoate, a UW-Madison professor of pharmacology. In summer 2013, they will be taking a class of undergraduate students Sierra Leone help combat the cholera epidemic there alongside local citizens and the faculty and students at the University of Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College (FBC).

Students will work in teams on a multidisciplinary cross-cultural design project with selected students from the FBC to develop sustainable community-based environmental healthcare approaches to track and prevent waterborne disease outbreaks in Sierra Leone.

Mark Riechers