Malaria awareness campaign bringing world-class researcher to campus

Malaria awareness poster

Malaria awareness posterA series of events has been planned on campus next week as part of a national campaign to raise awareness and funds toward the education, treatment and prevention of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.

Headlining the schedule is a public lecture by Terrie Taylor, a Distinguished Professor of internal medicine and an osteopathic physician at Michigan State University, who will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Cline Library Auditorium.

Taylor is the primary investigator on two National Institutes of Health-funded programs—one that addresses the burden of malaria disease in Malawi and another that focuses on why children die of malaria. Her talk will touch on the many facets of her work teaching, treating and studying the disease that results in the deaths of more than 1.2 million people each year, with a goal of developing community resources and developing human capacity in Malawi.

Other events throughout the week include films, a photographic exposition in the School of Communication photo gallery and a panel discussion.

Students will host information tables in the University Union throughout the week and at each event with information about malaria, its causes and the challenges of solving it.

A complete schedule of events is online.

For information, contact Fritz Lampe, pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministry and adjunct faculty for the Department of Anthropology, at (928) 607-5952.