The “scientific detectives” of public health, epidemiologists play a critical role in identifying causes, effects and mitigating strategies in problems ranging from obesity to bioterrorism.

Poor nutrition is linked to more than half of all child deaths worldwide. This initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, draws together an international group of scientific investigators to study the inter-relationship between enteric infections and malnutrition to reduce its devastating effects.

The Norman P. Salzman Award in Virology is given annually each fall to recognize outstanding research accomplishment by a post-doctoral fellow or research trainee working in the field of virology.