Good info, brisk breeze at Malawi Update gathering

We had a good turnout at the Malawi Update gathering in Traverse City in early August. Thank you so much to everyone who came; it was so nice to see you, to catch up and share our news with all of you. We had a slide show looping, a couple posters and lots of Blantyre Malaria Project and MSU employees on hand to talk about science. It wasn’t just the north wind that was invigorating.

Malawi Update poster (PDF download)

The Malawi flag flew proud over northern Michigan.

Dr. Karl Seydel (in towel-skirt, right) was fresh off the plane from Chileka. The water was warmer than the air, so there was a good bit of swimming going on.

Dr. Doug Postels channels his inner Malawian by wearing a puffy parka when the temperature drops below 70F.

One of the best Malawi-in-Michigan moments — bao on the beach!


ICEMR study receives $8.5 million grant

The work is part of the International Centers of Excellence in Malaria Research, a program created in 2010 and funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. This is the  second ICEMR grant Taylor and her team have been awarded. Read more.

Keep in touch

Here’s our July 2017 newsletter. And here’s our May 2017 newsletter. You can subscribe here.

Our 2017 Riegle Scholars have been chosen

Read more about them here.

Taking a stand for science

We’re hosting a satellite March for Science in Blantyre Saturday, April 22. Learn more and join us.

Gaining Ground Against Cerebral Malaria

The Lancet has a great article (free) about our work here. It emphasizes our collaborations, past research and upcoming study.

The State News wrote about our project, including the ICEMR grant. Read it here.

Save the date!

Malawi Party 2017 is on. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2-10 p.m., 873 Peninsula Drive, Traverse City MI 49684. Bring a dish to pass, something to drink, beach gear and please, park across U.S. 31 and cross over.

NIH grant is a go

OK, let’s figure this out! NIH awards $8.4 million for malaria research (via MSU Today).

Ben Kean Award

Photo by Michael A. Schwarz

Terrie Taylor, D.O., won the Ben Kean Award at this year’s gathering of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Read more.

Nurse presents at ASTMH meeting


Felix Mkandawire

Felix Mkandawire, a nurse at the Blantyre Malaria Project, was a presenter at the 2016 meeting of the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene after discovering a trend in the data coming from the Ndirande clinic. Read more.


Scholarship winners honored

scholarship-lunch1Winners of this year’s scholarships, funded by Dr. Gail and Mrs. Barbara Riegle, were honored at a lunch during the Silver Jubilee of the University of Malawi College of Medicine.

Read more.



Power to the people

generatorweb4We have a generator at the MSU House! We’ve christened it the “Huckle-Harrison Generator.” Find out why.