JHU Center for Health Security Receives $16M Grant from Open Philanthropy Project
The Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has been awarded a three-year, $16 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project to support the center's work on strengthening health security and public health preparedness.
The grant will focus on strengthening the understanding of and response to serious biological risks; assessing how new technologies could reduce or deepen those risks; improving biosafety norms and approaches internationally; and increasing the awareness of policymakers in the U.S. and internationally about the most important biosecurity and pandemic challenges.
"It is gratifying to see a philanthropic organization committing such substantial new resources to issues we care so deeply about—research and advocacy on biosecurity and global biological risk," Tom Inglesby, director of the center, which rejoined the Bloomberg School last month, said. "This grant will have a transformative impact on our work and our ability to make a difference."