Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the University of Michigan School of Public Health are expanding the research partnership they formed in 2013.

Faculty members and graduate students from Ben-Gurion and Michigan will participate in collaborative research on such public health topics as the control of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, health care delivery in poor communities, the health effects of pollution, and maternal and child health.

Other initiatives include international conferences on public health issues, mentorship and exchange programs, merit scholarships and fellowships, and visiting scholar programs.

Since 2013, the universities have funded joint research projects on HIV prevention, influenza vaccine efficacy in health care workers and polio vaccinations.