Professor Jeffrey Shaw receives international recognition

The honor was given during the opening ceremony of the 66th Annual Meeting of the ASTMH


The researcher studies Leishmania since 1965, when he moved to Brazil and has given contributions to the scientific community and the society

Professor Jeffrey Jon Shaw, renowned Tropical Medicine researcher, was granted with the International Honorary Member title by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The honor was giver during the opening ceremony of the 66th Annual Meeting, held in Baltimore, Maryland. The title makes the researcher a permanent member of the institution. According to him, as any other international recognition, the Honorary International fellows is received with great pride and means the work should go on.

The Honorary International Fellows is given to only 5 non-American citizens who have made substantial contributions to Tropical Medicine or Hygiene. This years honorees were: Jeffrey Shaw (Brazil), James McCarthy (Australia), Jean Jacques Muyembe (Democratic Republic of Congo), Peter Kremsner (Germany) and Shyam Sundar (India).

Professor Shaw’s nomination was placed by the former president of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine (BSTM), Mitermayer Galvão dos Reis, as an Honorary International Fellow at the American Society of Tropical Medicine, supported by three other researchers, professor Edgar Marcelino Carvalho, professor Phillip Scott and professor Diane McMahon-Pratt. The scientist has been awarded by the British government by his researches about Leishmaniasis in Brazil, granted with the Order of the British Empire.

Opening of the 66th Annual Meeting of the ASTMH

During the opening of the 66th Annual Meeting several themes related to Tropical Medicine were emphasized. On that occasion several images of brains from people who developed neurological complications due to West Nile Virus infection, with the discovery that many of them, including those who presented mild or no symptoms, developed brain damage after the original infection.…