New & Noteworthy

Why Join the ASTMH Subgroups?

We asked the leaders of the Society's five subgroups – Arbovirology (ACAV), Clinical Group (ACCTMTH), Global Health (ACGH), Medical Entomology (ACME) and Parasitology (ACMCIP) – what they say to a member asking, "Why should I join?"


Member Q&A: Miriam Laufer, MD, AJTMH's new section editor dedicated to perspectives and reviews

Miriam Laufer, MD, is the American Journal of Tropical Medicine's new (and very first) section editor dedicated to perspectives and reviews. Dr. Laufer discusses her new role and what she will be looking for from contributors.


Student activist Myaing Myaing Nyunt, MD, PhD, MPH, returns home to fight malaria

Science magazine profiles ASTMH member Myaing Myaing Nyunt, MD, PhD, MPH, a malariologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and her work assessing the number of people in the Mekong region infected with malaria who have no symptoms. It’s part of a unique collaboration led by Dr. Nyunt and her husband, molecular epidemiologist and malariologist Chris Plowe, MD, MPH, FASTMH, ASTMH Past President, who heads the Institute for Global Health at UMD. They are working with government scientists in Myanmar to forge the scientific and political links needed to drive malaria from her native country.