Nancy Jallo, Ph.D., RNC, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC, CNS, assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, is part of a VCU interdisciplinary team that is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The interdisciplinary team from VCU includes medical experts in HIV and community health and anthropologists and linguists who are experts on Malian culture and health care delivery.  Jallo is an expert on maternal care and volunteers with Physicians for Peace, which is working on a joint project to develop a blood center in Mali.  With the $100,000 grant, researchers from the VCU schools of Medicine, Nursing, and World Studies in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences, will work with two community partners in Ségou, Mali, to pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Reducing Harmful Inflammation and Attenuating Immune System Deterioration in HIV-Infected Malian Women.”

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