Linda M. Niccolai, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases), received a three-year, $240,000 grant from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation to examine sources of repeat chlamydia infections in young women. Niccolai’s multidisciplinary study, which will continue through 2007, will provide a more complete understanding of the factors that influence the trajectory from initial diagnosis to repeat infection.