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Agroundbreaking partnership between the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in South Africa will establish an international research center focused on making major scientific contributions to the worldwide effort to control the devastating co-epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and HIV and on training a new generation of scientists in Africa. HHMI, a non-profit medical research organization, has committed $60 million to the initiative over the next 10 years.

William Jacobs, Ph.D.William R. Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D., an HHMI investigator and professor of microbiology & immunology, and of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, will be one of two leading HHMI investigators actively engaged in KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV (K-RITH).

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