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Faces of Innovation: Dr. James Mutunga, researcher at the US Army Medical Research Directorate

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. James Mutunga, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who does research on developing and testing new methods of controlling vector-borne diseases as well as pathogen surveillance in arthropod disease vectors at the US Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa in Kisumu, Kenya. 

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. James Mutunga, researcher at the US Army Medical Research Directorate

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. James Mutunga, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who does research on developing and testing new methods of controlling vector-borne diseases as well as pathogen surveillance in arthropod disease vectors at the US Army Medical Research Directorate-Africa in Kisumu, Kenya. 

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Christine Petersen, researcher at University of Iowa

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Christine Petersen, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who researches how infectious diseases transmit between animals and people at the University of Iowa.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Mary Kamb, researcher at CDC

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Mary Kamb, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who leads the Elimination and Control Epidemiology team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Heinz Weidenthaler, researcher at Bavarian Nordic

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Heinz Weidenthaler, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who developed a smallpox and monkeypox vaccine with Bavarian Nordic.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Peter Hotez, researcher at Baylor College of Medicine

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Peter Hotez, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who does research to develop vaccines for neglected tropical diseases as professor and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. 

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Katie Button-Simons, researcher at University of Notre Dame

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Katie Button-Simons, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who does research on drug-resistance in malaria at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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Faces of Innovation: Md. Ariful Islam, researcher at ICDDR, B

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Md. Ariful Islam, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference. Ariful researches influenza in Bangladesh with funding from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Geoffrey Siwo, researcher at University of Notre Dame

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Geoffrey Siwo, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who develops mathematical models to accelerate product development at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Joseph Tucker, researcher at University of North Carolina

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Joseph Tucker, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Conference, who uses grassroots methods to influence health messages and interventions in local communities, at the University of North Carolina.

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Faces of Innovation: Hannah Wu, researcher at Brown University

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Hannah Wu, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who is working to develop vaccines against the neglected tropical disease schistosomiasis at Brown University.

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Faces of Innovation: Dr. Mark Kortepeter, researcher at University of Nebraska

Faces of Innovation—a new GHTC project that features scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies—profiles Dr. Mark Kortepeter, who we met at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Conference, who does research on emerging infectious diseases at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

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PATH/Felix Masi
Research Roundup: the threat of antibiotic resistant infections, J&J Ebola vaccine roll out in DRC, and Merck Ebola vaccine granted marketing approval by European Commission

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Eric Becker
Research Roundup: First new HIV strain discovered in 19 years, Takeda vaccine for dengue, and researchers use drones to pilot a new tool to fight malaria

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: New Zika blood test, TB vaccine shows sustained protection, first Lassa fever vaccine set for trial by year's end

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Richard Franco
Research Roundup: Strain of polio eradicated, NIH & Gates Foundation partner to find genetic cures for HIV & sickle cell, and G20 health ministers issue declaration

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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Play: TRICK or TREATment?

To enjoy a bit of fun and mischief this Halloween, we’ve created a game, TRICK or TREATment, to test our readers’ knowledge of global health technologies.

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PATH/Wendy Stone
Research Roundup: Merck Ebola vaccine approved by European regulators, TB funding gap persists, and new NTD detected in Brazil

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Satvir Malhotra
Research Roundup: Global Fund replenishment, FDA allows marketing of first rapid Ebola test, and NIH to launch influenza vaccine research centers

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Carib Nelson
Research Roundup: Bacteria-infected mosquitoes to fight dengue, BARDA to fund Marburg and Ebola vaccines, and saliva test to diagnose malaria

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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PATH/Matthew Dakin
Research Roundup: Antibody to combat malaria, BARDA to advance Ebola treatment, and UHC High-Level Meeting

In this regular feature on Breakthroughs, we highlight some of the most interesting reads in global health research from the past week.

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