With global collaborations, laboratory studies and blood samples taken where the trouble is, infectious disease specialist Steve Taylor, MD, collaborates widely to battle lethal malaria. The aim is to better prevent, treat, and generally disable an illness caused by one-cell parasites that excel at moving from mosquitoes to people and back again, producing a loop of infection.
Fourteen faculty from the Department of Medicine were chosen as Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. This inaugural program was created with a transfer of funds from the Duke University Health System. Its aim is to support the research efforts and enhance the academic success of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in School of Medicine clinical departments.
Steve Taylor, MD, and Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara, PhD, have been awarded a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to investigate malaria prevention strategies for children with sickle cell anemia.
Steve Taylor, MD, a medical instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, is on