why imperial lectures rock!

November 27, 2008 at 5:19 am (med, school)

Professor Alan Fenwick OBE
(Director)

Alan Fenwick, Director Schistosomiasis Control InitiativeAlan has spent his working life in Africa specialising in schistosomiasis. He went to Tanzania as a malacologist in 1966, and moved to Sudan in 1971, employed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He ran the applied research component of the Blue Nile Health Project. After 17 years in Sudan he was awarded an OBE, and moved to manage a $39.6 million USAID project in Egypt (1988-1998). He then stayed in Egypt managing a schistosomiasis vaccine development project for USAID, concurrently assisting implementation of the National Schistosomiasis Control Project. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in awarding this grant, have allowed Alan to fulfill his dream to help countries in Sub Saharan Africa to control morbidity due to schistosomiasis. In October 2004, Alan became Professor of Tropical Parasitology at Imperial College London.

my lecturer tomorrow! most of my lecturers are experts/world-renowned in their field. (though that doesn’t prevent some of them from being any less boring than a couple of teachers i had in singapore, but STILL! hahahaha)

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