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UCSF Receives $4.5M Donation For Innovative Malaria Research

SFGate: Entrepreneur gives UCSF $4.5 million to combat malaria
“Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker has given money for medical research, including allergies and cancer, and now has turned his attention to malaria with a $4.5 million gift to UCSF to tackle the global health issue. The Napster founder and former Facebook president, 35, is donating the money to start up a program dedicated to developing new and aggressive approaches to fight the mosquito that transmits the potentially deadly infectious disease. … Sir Richard Feachem, director of the Global Health Group at UCSF Global Health Sciences, will direct the new program, which will be designed to complement the school’s existing efforts to eliminate malaria globally…” (Colliver, 6/17).

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