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Evidence-Based U.S. Policies on Migration and Global Health are Essential

Posted 13 January 2017

Following the Annual Meeting in Atlanta in November, the Council reflected on the mission of the Society and our responsibility to have the voice of the research community in the national and international dialogue. To that end, the Executive Committee authored the following Perspective, available now in AJTMH.

Society Mourns the Loss of Geoffrey Jeffery

Posted 5 January 2017

ASTMH mourns the loss of Dr. Geoffrey M. Jeffery, a past Society President and recipient of the Bailey K. Ashford Medal, who passed away on December 30, 2016. Among other accomplishments, Dr. Jeffery discovered a strain of malaria that bears his name, Plasmodium jefferyi. 

In Memoriam: John "Jack" P. Woodall, PhD

Posted 29 November 2016

ASTMH mourns the loss of John (Jack) P. Woodall, PhD, who died October 24. Known to all as "Jack," Dr. Woodall was an arbovirologist and one of the founders of ProMED, a game-changing internet-based disease outbreak reporting system.

A Conversation with Incoming ASTMH President Patricia Walker

Posted 29 November 2016

Dr. Walker recently sat down with science writer Matthew Davis to talk about record attendance at TropMed16, her roots in tropical medicine and priorities for the Society in the coming year. 

Steve Higgs Reflects on His 2016 Presidency

Posted 28 November 2016

Past President Stephen Higgs, PhD, FRES, FASTMH, reflected recently on his year leading the ASTMH Council—the greatest accomplishments, changes seen and things yet to come for the Society.

Leishmaniasis Guideliness

Posted 28 November 2016

Guidelines for the clinical management of persons with leishmaniasis were prepared by a Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and ASTMH. The guidelines are intended for internists, pediatricians, family practitioners, and dermatologists, as well as infectious disease specialists, practicing in the U.S. and Canada.

Society Announces New Alan J. Magill Fellowship and Forums

Posted 20 November 2016

Over the next 20 years, the fellowship will annually select a Magill Fellow from a low- to middle-income country and hold two annual forums focusing on the latest research and science policy/funding for malaria eradication efforts. Next application period deadline: February 1, 2017.

Check Out the TropMed16 Blog

Posted 14 November 2016

Feel the pulse of the issues that took place at the 2016 ASTMH Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
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