COPH professors deliver keynote talks in Ecuador

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Distinguished USF College of Public Health Professors John Adams and Dennis Kyle delivered keynote talks at two recent international workshops, the Latin-American Network of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases, and the National Meeting of Infectious Disease Research and Tropical Medicine. The meetings were held on the campus of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador on July 21-23.

John Adams and Dennis Kyle in Ecuador

Drs. John Adams (second from left) and Dennis Kyle (far right) pictured with meeting organizers.

Adams and Kyle traveled to Ecuador on behalf of the Department of Global Health. They were joined by COPH alumna Lindsay Morton, MPH, who also gave a presentation. Morton is completing her second of two years at the CDC and begins a doctoral program at the University of Maryland this fall.

Global Health has an established linkage with PUCE in Dr. Fabian Saenz. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the department and is a faculty member at PUCE.

In addition to making presentations at the conference, Kyle and Adams visited the new Tropical and Infectious Diseases Center of Excellence being built by PUCE.  The center will significantly expand the capacity of PUCE and Ecuador to conduct cutting-edge tropical and infectious diseases research and could serve as a venue for USF MPH students embarking on international field experiences.

Submitted by Melissa Bayley; edited by David Brothers, USF College of Public Health