Charles F. Craig Lecture

The Charles F. Craig Lecture is an honor bestowed on a distinguished worker in the field of tropical medicine. Charles F. Craig was born on July 4, 1872, in Danbury, Connecticut. He received his MD from Yale and entered the Army Medical Corps in 1898, as a pathologist and bacteriologist. After holding a variety of far-flung assignments early in his career, in 1909 he began a long association with the Army Medical School in Washington DC, rising to become Professor and Commandant of the School. He wrote ten books on malaria, parasitology, and infectious diseases, and he discovered and described Plasmodium ovale.

In 1931 he retired from the Army to become Professor of Tropical Medicine and head of the Department at Tulane School of Medicine. He was 9th President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine (in 1915), Editor of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine for 20 years, from 1927 until 1946, and Editor of the Journal of the National Malaria Society from 1942 thru 1944. He died in 1950. The first Charles Franklin Craig Lecture was given in 1936 by Dr. Ernest Muir, on “The Control of Leprosy.”

2016
Albert Icksang Ko
Yale School of Public Health


2014
Terrie Taylor
Michigan State University

2012
Michael Alpers
Curtin University, Australia

2010
Robert Gilman
Johns Hopkins University

2008
Robert Swanepoel
National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Sandringham, South Africa

2006
David Molyneux
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

2004
David Walker
University of Texas Medical Branch

2002
Barry J. Beaty
Colorado State University

1994
Michael Osterholm
Minnesota Department of Health

1992
Hon. D.A. Henderson
Office of Science and technology Policy

1990
Thomas P. Monath
USAMRIID

1988
Duane Gubler
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1986
Franklin Neva
National Institutes of Health