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2012-02-24 11:01:00

Dr. Charles "Chuck" A. Wilson to lead science effort looking at effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill RESTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Research Board announced today the selection of Dr. Charles "Chuck" A. Wilson to serve as the GoMRI Chief Science Officer. "I am pleased that Dr. Wilson has accepted this important position," said Dr. Rita Colwell, chairman of the GoMRI Research Board. "His professional...

2011-08-30 10:00:00

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Funds Eight Research Teams, Additional Grant Competition to be Announced Soon RESTON, Va., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research on the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico took a major step forward today with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board's announcement that eight Research Consortia will be funded for the next three years. A total of $112.5 million over three years will support this...

2011-04-25 08:34:00

Research Board Requests Proposals to Establish Consortia to Study Effects of Deepwater Horizon on the Gulf of Mexico WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board announced today the availability of a minimum of $37.5 million per year to establish four to eight Research Consortia to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon incident on the Gulf of Mexico. The research that will be conducted through these consortia will...

2011-04-22 10:09:00

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) Research Board will hold a press conference in The Holeman Lounge at The National Press Club in Washington, DC on Monday, April 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM. Speakers: Dr. Rita Colwell, Chairman, GRI Research Board Purpose: Announcement of the release of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Request for Proposals About the GRI Research Board: On September 29, 2010, BP and the Gulf of Mexico...

2010-03-22 06:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and John Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr. Colwell's pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions. For full press release, translations, photos, audio and video material, visit:...

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2008-09-03 11:21:37

Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases. Cholera is a serious, ancient water-borne infectious disease, which is an unpredictable and severe problem for developing countries. The bacterium that causes cholera, Vibrio cholerae, has a known association with a crustacean (called a copepod) which lives on...