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E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards


We are pleased to announce the recipients of the E.W. "Al" Thrasher Awards for the September 2014 Cycle.  We would like to congratulate these investigators and look forward to working with them over the next few years. Their projects are promising and we look forward to watching the impact of these studies on child health unfold.

Kjersti Aagaard, MD, PhD - Texas Children's Hospital  Saving lives at birth: Primary prevention of periodontal disease & preterm birth in Malawi

Davidson H. Hamer, MD - Boston University  Prevention of nosocomial bacteremia and mortality among neonates at a tertiary referral center in Zambia

Beate Kampmann, MD, PhD, FRCPCH, DTM&H - Imperial College London Group-B streptococci: Developing a correlate of protection for future vaccine trials in Gambian women and infants

Elke Leuridan, MD, PhD - University of Antwerp, Belgium  Vaccine responses in infants after pertussis vaccination during pregnancy in Thailand

Megan E. Reller, MD, PhD, MPH, DTM&H - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  Effectiveness of PCV-10 to reduce severe viral acute lower respiratory infection in Bangladesh

Margaret Zacharin, MBBS, FRACP - Royal Children's Hospital, Australia Clinical trial of Zoledronic acid (Aclasta) in children and adolescents with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
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