- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Award Date:
- To support studies led by Dr. Mary Staat on the infant immunome and influenza.
Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $9,105,777 over six years to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to augment the National Institutes of Health’s studies on the infant immunome and influenza. The studies will enroll mother-infant pairs and follow them from the second trimester of pregnancy until the child is three to four years of age, and will leverage new sequencing techniques to analyze the adaptive immune system. Our supplemental funding seeks to advance understanding of core mechanisms in immunology, including the role of the innate immune system and the microbiome in combating pathogens beyond influenza, that could lead to changes in how vaccines are developed and used.
This falls within Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing human health and wellbeing and its interest in science supporting biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.