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Univ. of Georgia-Emory partnership gets money for flu research

By Associated Press
Posted: April 12, 2014 - 6:30 pm ET

A partnership between Emory University and the University of Georgia has received a $3.6 million federal contract for flu research.

The money from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases goes to the Emory-UGA Center of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance.

The center will focus on surveillance of swine influenza and investigation of swine immune responses to virus infection.

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In addition to the current contract, a potential total of $26.7 million could be available to the center over seven years.

The center was originally launched and funded when the federal agency created a network of six national centers. The others are located at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York; Johns Hopkins University; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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