The Department of Tropical Medicine would like to highlight the achievements of our faculty.
Dr. Nirbhay Kumar was selected to become the Chair of the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine effective January 2010. Dr. Kumar joins us from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he served as a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. Dr. Kumar's prior accomplishments and honors include an invitation to
deliver the R. Barclay McGhee Memorial Lecture at the American Society of Parasitology meeting in 2003, the Ranbaxy Science Foundation Medical Award in 2005, and election as an AAAS Fellow in 2007.
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine received approximately $11.2 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, to establish an International Center of Excellence in Malaria Research for West and Central Africa. Dr. Donald Krogstad will serve as the principal investigator to oversee the project. More
Dr. Mark Wiser, an Associate Professor with special interest in the biology of parasites, particularly protozoa of medical importance, is the author of a new book "Protozoa and Human Disease" published by the Taylor-Francis Group. To find out more information about Dr. Wiser's book,
A group of researchers lead by Dr. Dawn Wesson, Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, has developed a novel mosquito trap. As part of a pilot study, up to 10,000 traps will be deployed in Iquitos, Peru. If the traps prove to be successful, they could offer a low-cost strategy to prevent dengue transmission.
Click Here to watch Dr. Wesson's video interview and to find out more information about the novel mosquito trap.
Dr. Richard Oberhelman, a Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, is the primary author of an article that was featured in the Lancet Infectious Disease. This article outlines the major results of pediatric tuberculosis diagnostics in Peru.To read a summary of Dr. Oberhelman's article, click here
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