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Sunday, October 28, 2018
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Awards Dr. Miriam Laufer the LePrince Medal for Malaria Research
Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director for Malaria Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UMSOM) Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD), was awarded the Joseph Augustin LePrince Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH).
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
In regions where malaria illness is widespread, it is common to find many individuals who are infected with malaria parasites (Plasmodium falciparum), but without symptoms. New research conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) shows that treating these silent malaria cases could help stop the spread of malaria to others.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Two malaria experts in the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine wrote a commentary published in the June Issue of The Lancet Global Health discussing the prevalence of malaria in school-age children in sub-Saharan Africa. Miriam Laufer, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director for Malaria Research CVD, and Lauren Cohee, MD, Instructor, Pediatrics, noted that often malaria infection is more common in school-age children than younger children and adults.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Malaria is a major cause of death for children throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In this high transmission area, they are at risk of severe malaria early in life when their immune system has not developed enough to protect them.
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s (UM SOM) Institute for Global Health (IGH) and the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) have been awarded a $2 million five-year grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to study the impact exposure to HIV has on the immune systems of infants in utero and how those changes impact the ability of infants to fight off infections after birth.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Miriam Laufer, to Head Division of Malaria Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Christopher Plowe, MD, MPH, the Frank M. Calia Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), and director of the UM SOM Institute for Global Health (IGH), as well as UM SOM Dean E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, announced today that Miriam K. Laufer, MD, MPH, will be the new Director of the Division of Malaria Research (DMR) at IGH.