October 23, 2019
Visiting Fulbright scholar to present 'Cyclones and Crocodiles: Tropical Medicine Challenges in Northern Australia'
Submitted by Division of Biology
Anna Ralph, visiting Fulbright scholar, will present "Cyclones and Crocodiles: Tropical Medicine Challenges in Northern Australia" from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Davis Theater at the Berney Family Welcome Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Ralph is the director of Global and Tropical Health at Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. She is also a practicing medical specialist in general medicine and infectious diseases at Royal Darwin Hospital. Ralph will discuss her efforts to eliminate diseases of poverty in rural areas, including efforts to eliminate rheumatic heart disease. The ultimate goal of Ralph's work is to increase the life expectancy of the indigenous Australians who frequently live in rural areas.
This presentation is sponsored by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, Oz to Oz Australia Initiative, Office of International Programs, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Biology.