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New York Academy of Sciences

November 16, 2011

Malaria Symposium: The Forever War

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10007
1.15 -5.30 p.m.


Introductory Remarks

Dean Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH
Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO, New York Academy of Sciences

Framing the Conversation

Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS
Diane Griffin, MD, MPH, Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

View from the Field

Philip E. Thuma, MD,  Senior Associate, Director, Malaria Institute at Macha
Sungano Mharakurwa, DPHIL, MSc, Senior Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Epidemiology of Malaria

David Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Florida


Photini Sinnis, MD, Associate Professor; Co-Director, Anopheles Insectary, Departments of Microbiology, Medical Parasitology and Medicine, New York University. 


George Dimopoulos, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Keynote Address

Jeffrey Sachs, MA, PhD, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Moderated Panel Discussion

Peter Agre, MD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cocktail reception


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New York City Subway

2, 3 to Park Place
A, C to Chambers Street
E to World Trade Center
N, R, W to City Hall
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New York City Buses

M1, M6, M20, and M22 to Chambers Street

PATH Rail System

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