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Benzonia Academy Lecture: The Blantyre Malaria Project

Lecturer: Dr. Terrie Taylor. University Distinguished Professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University

Terrie Taylor’s battle against malaria,which she refers to as the”Voldemort of parasites,” has been waged since 1986. An internationally recognized scientist and physician, Terrie spends six moths of the year in the African nation of Malawi,conducting malaria research and treating patients, the vast majority of whom are children. The Blantyre Malaria Project, established by Terrie and Professor Malcolm Molyneux (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) has carried out outstanding research and patient care in the area of pediatric malaria, specifically cerebral malaria a syndrome in which the brain is involved.