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  • UM SOM Research Supports New Approach for Protecting Infants from Malaria

    Targeting Pregnant Women Against Malaria Through Vaccination Could Protect Infants

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  • UM School of Medicine Receives $2 Million Grant for HIV Research in Malawi

    Researchers Will Study Impact of HIV Exposure During Pregnancy on Infant Immune Development

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  • UM SOM Pediatrics Infectious Disease Specialist Receives J. Tyson Tildon Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research

    Division of Malaria Research Director Recognized for Global Child Health Research


Division of Malaria Research


Miriam K. Laufer, MD, MPH
DMR Director

‌‌The Division of Malaria Research aims to support global malaria eradication efforts by developing and deploying innovative tools for improved malaria treatment, prevention and surveillance. In our molecular parasitology and immunology laboratories in Baltimore and at field research sites across Africa and Asia we lead clinical trials of malaria drugs and vaccines and investigate antimalarial drug resistance, molecular and genomic epidemiology, immuno-epidemiology, pathogenesis, malaria in pregnancy, and interactions between malaria and co-infections including HIV and schistosomiasis.

Recognizing that eradication can only be accomplished by building upon successful local and regional elimination efforts, we work in collaboration with researchers across the globe to train young scientists and clinical investigators, and build research capacity on the ground in malaria-endemic countries.‌ 



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