$5.3 million boosts research to fight urinary infections

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a five-year, $5.3 million grant to explore the way gender and age influence susceptibility to urinary tract infections (UTIs), one of the most common bacterial infections.

The grant is funded by the Office of Research in Women’s Health (ORWH) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

With the funding, Scott J. Hultgren, PhD, the Helen L. Stoever Professor of Molecular Microbiology and director of the Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research, will lead a multidisciplinary team of scientists investigating the underlying mechanisms of these infections.

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