Influenzers: Health Science Students Win Microgrant

The Cathedral of Learning

The Influenzers, an interdisciplinary science policy group in the University of Pittsburgh, recently won a microgrant from the 2021 Civic Engagement Microgrant Initiative.

The initiative, a joint effort by Research!America and the Rita Allen Foundation, provides funding to graduate student and postdoc-led science policy groups from across the U.S. to develop and lead outreach activities in their local communities.

The Influenzers educate the Pittsburgh community about facts and myths surrounding immunizations through educational activities, community engagement and policy initiatives. The group consists of students in Pitt’s schools of the health sciences. They plan to work in local neighborhoods to promote the importance of vaccinations.