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Media Contact: Holly Korschun 07 May 2004    
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'Global Challenge of Parasitic Diseases': Sell Lecture on May 17
James H. McKerrow, PhD, MD Professor and Vice Chair for Research Affairs University of California/San Francisco Department of Pathology and Director, The Sandler Center for Research on Parasitic Diseases

Monday, May 17, 1:00 p.m. Emory University Hospital Auditorium Refreshments available at 12:30 p.m. Presented by the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. McKerrow is the Robert E. Smith professor of experimental pathology at UCSF, director of the Tropical Disease Research Unit and co-director of the UCSF Liver Center and Advanced Imaging Core. Dr. McKerrow is a widely recognized parasitology researcher and educator. He has received the "Outstanding Lecturer" Teaching Award at the UCSF School of Medicine, the Stoll-Stunkard Award from the American Society of Parasitology, and the Burroughs Wellcome Scholar Award in Molecular Parasitology. His research uses structural and molecular biology to develop new drugs for the treatment of parasitic diseases, particularly schistosomiasis.

"Parasitic infections have been with us throughout history, and they remain a major scourge in developing countries. In his research, Dr. McKerrow uses advanced molecular technology to combat these diseases today, but also looks back to explore their impact in ancient times," said Tristram G. Parslow, MD, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. "He's a remarkable physician-scientist with an especially timely topic for Emory in this year of Rameses I."

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