Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
An anonymous donor gave John Hopkins University Medical Centers $100 million to establish an institute for developing better treatments and a vaccine for malaria, a disease that kills more than a million people each year. A panel explains what’s behind this initiative and the problems the researchers will face.
- Regina Rabinovich Gates Foundation
- Don Roberts professor of tropical public health at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
- Diane Griffin chair of microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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