University at Buffalo Awarded CDC Grant for Waterless Hand Sanitizer Research

Pavani Kalluri Ram, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

Published October 12, 2012

Dr. Pavani Kalluri Ram, associate professor of social and preventive medicine at the University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions, has received a $411,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate hand hygiene among highly vulnerable populations affected by humanitarian emergencies. The project “Waterless hand sanitizer for diarrhea prevention in a humanitarian emergency” will evaluate the impact and acceptability of waterless hand sanitizers and other options for hand cleansing in the context of an ongoing humanitarian emergency in a refugee camp in sub-Saharan Africa.