NIH administers $4.8 million to study 'curative' rabies vaccine

Sep 01, 2011

ATHENS, GA. — Veterinary researchers at the University of Georgia (UGA) will collaborate with several universities as part of a nearly $5 million, five-year grant to study a curative vaccine for rabies that could be administered late in the disease process.

Dr. Zhen Fang Fu, a rabies researcher in UGA's veterinary college, will lead the university team in this collaboration. Ultimately, UGA secured $1.4 million of the $4.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Grant monies will be shared with the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research and Thomas Jefferson University.