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Global Health Seminar – Dr. Jonathan Stiles, Morehouse School of Medicine
UGA College of Public Health
Global Health Institute
Spring 2019 Seminar Series
Innovative global health research mentoring strategies for low/middle income countries
Jonathan Stiles, Ph.D., Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology, Morehouse School of Medicine
Please join us on Thursday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wright Hall Annex Auditorium on the UGA Health Sciences Campus. Everyone is welcome to attend! Light refreshments will be served at 3:45PM.
Speaker Bio: Jonathan K. Stiles, Ph.D. is a Professor of Microbiology, Biochemistry, & Immunology at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Zoology and Biochemistry from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from the University of Salford, England in 1990. He undertook post-doctoral training in Molecular Parasitology at the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya (1990-1992), Molecular Biology at University of Laval in Quebec, Canada (1992-1994) and University of Mississippi Medical Center, MS (1994-1999). He joined the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Immunology (MBI) at Morehouse School of Medicine in 1999. Dr. Stiles served as the interim chairperson of the MBI department between July 2011 and October 2012 as well as on various intramural committees. He currently serves as the Co-Director of the Fogarty Global Health Fellows Training Program and Associate Director of the Research Resources and Outreach Core (RROC) of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN/RROC). He also serves as mentor on MSM’s Mentoring Academy to facilitate effectiveness of research by post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty at MSM and the 18 Research Centers in Minority Institutions. Between 2006 and 2012, he served as Principal Investigator and Director of the prestigious National Human Genome Research Institutes’ Genomics and Hemoglobinopathies Training Programs (2006-2012) that provided postdoctoral training for fellows from US as well as Low-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) in Africa. He serves on the International Boards of the American Society for Microbiology and American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a member of the NIH’s Clinical Research and Field Studies [CRFS] Study Section. He provides summer internships for under-represented minority (URM) medical and graduate students through the NIH/NIMHD Minority Health Disparities International Research Training Program (MHIRT) and conducts capacity building consultation for LMIC’s in biomedical research, medical education and global health. He has authored over 80 peer reviewed scientific publications, five patents and 136 invited lectures. He serves on the editorial boards of PLoS and The Journal of Vector Borne Diseases. He is a nationally and internationally recognized NIH RO1 Principal Investigator seeking new interventions against cerebral malaria-associated cognitive defects and mortality. His commitment to the diversification of the biomedical workforce through research training and mentoring in malaria research aligns with MSM’s mission of “Leading the Creation and Advancement of Health Equity”.