Dr. Hryckowian Receives UW Prevention Research Center Small Grant Competition!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Prevention Research Center (UWPRC) is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Small Grant Competition award recipients. The grant program supports small-scale and innovative research projects in prevention science, particularly those that will provide preliminary data leading to larger research efforts in population health and wellbeing, health equity, or disease prevention for women, children, and families. The priority areas for the third annual competition were identified by the UWPRC’s Community Advisory Board (CAB). CAB members also reviewed grant proposals.

Determinants of adult gastrointestinal Group B Streptococcus carriage
Dr. Andrew J. Hryckowian, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology

Using intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP) to treat asymptomatic Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy increases the risk of non-GBS infections and long-term health consequences in parents treated with IAP and their infants. Dr. Hryckowian aims to understand the host-and microbiome-driven factors influencing GBS carriage in adults to inform the development of alternative treatments and reduce GBS transmission to infants.

Read the full article at: https://mailchi.mp/wisc/rfa-uwprc-small-grants-2022-applications-due-june-16509984?e=3e11ecfca5