30 July 2012
Alan Fenwick, Professor of Tropical Parasitology (Public Health), has been elected as an honorary member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Honorary membership is conferred in recognition of outstanding accomplishment by “an individual not an American citizen who has made eminent contributions to some phase of tropical medicine and hygiene”. Professor Fenwick directs the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) at Imperial. The SCI is a collaborative project to help countries in sub-Saharan Africa control schistosomiasis, a disease caused by parasitic worms, and other neglected tropical diseases.