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Global health R&D delivers for Utah

US government investment in global health R&D has delivered

$22.3 million
to Utah research institutions
350+ new jobs
for Utah
Global health R&D at work in Utah

Researchers at Utah State University supported preclinical testing that showed that a promising new antiviral drug now in development to treat Ebola and Marburg also holds potential to treat Zika. The study was supported by the Animal Models of Infectious Disease Program at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) within the National Institutes of Health. The program is part of NIAID's infrastructure for responding to emerging infectious diseases. Linked to devastating birth defects, the Zika virus affected millions of people across 80 countries, including over 49,000 cases in the United States and its territories. The Utah State study yielded important insights that could lead to a treatment for the disease.

  • Methodology
  • USG global health R&D investment to state research institutions/Top USG-funded global health R&D institutions: Authors' analysis of USG investment data from the G-FINDER survey, including funding for R&D for neglected diseases from 2007–2015 and for Ebola and select viral hemorrhagic fevers from 2014–2015. Reflects USG funding received by entities in state including academic and research institutions, product development partnerships, other nonprofits, select corporations, and government research institutions, as well as self-funding or other federal agency transfers received by federal agencies located in state; but excludes pharmaceutical industry data which is aggregated and anonymized in the survey for confidentiality purposes. See methodology for additional details.
  • Jobs created: Based on previous analysis of the economic impact of National Institutes of Health R&D funding and author's analysis described above. See methodology for additional details.
  • Case study photo: NIAID/NIH