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The 8 hosts of TWiV during the 1000 episode

This Week in Virology Podcast Marks 1000th Episode with Live Event

Hosts and listeners gathered Saturday, April 15th to celebrate the 1000th episode of This Week in Virology (TWiV) with a live taping at Helen Mills Theater in New York City. Bringing science and fun to a widely misunderstood topic, TWiV educates listeners on virology, the study of viruses, in compact and easy-to-digest podcast episodes.

The Journey of 700 Textbooks to Sudan

At Parasites Without Borders, our mission is “Getting knowledge to the people and places that need it the most.” Even if that means that 700 heavy textbooks make a month-long journey from the United States to Sudan complete with the hard work of a dedicated professor, forming an amicable relationship with a customs agent at the Khartoum Airport, and a post-delivery celebration for the entire parasitology department at the University of Khartoum.

Travel Awardees from the ASTMH 2022 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington photo compliments of ASTMH

ASTMH Travel Awards Assist Young Female Scientists & Physicians

One in three attendees of the ASTMH Annual Meeting is a student or a trainee. A significant percentage of them hail from low and low-middle income countries. Awardees are selected by the Travel Awards Committee based on the scientific abstract they submit.

Parasites without Border representative handing book to meeting attendee

Parasites Without Borders at ASTMH 2022 Annual Meeting

Earlier this month, members of the Parasites Without Borders team traveled from New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Glasgow, Scotland to Seattle, Washington for the ASTMH 71st Annual Meeting at the Seattle Convention Center.

People attending an award ceremony

Parasite Without Borders Sponsors Upcoming ASTMH Annual Meeting

For the first time in three years, the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (ASTMH) will be holding their Annual Meeting in-person. Thousands of doctors, scientists, researchers, members of academia, nonprofit organizations, and more will gather at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, Sunday, October 30th through Wednesday, November 3rd, for the 71st ASTMH conference.

People of Uganda

Parasites Without Borders Raises $50,000 To Help Reopen FIMRC’s Project Bududa, Uganda Site

With a mission to bring healthcare resources to underserved communities, New York City-based global health nonprofit, Parasites Without Borders (PWB), raised $50,000 to help reopen the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children’s (FIMRC) Project Bududa, Uganda site. Due to the pandemic, FIMRC had to stop in-person volunteer opportunities at their Bududa, Uganda site and therefore were lacking the necessary funds to continue operating the clinic.

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