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Dr. David Barmes

Dr. David Barmes, NIDR special expert for international health, was chosen as the 1997 Percy T. Phillips visiting professor at Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. The professorship is awarded annually to an outstanding leader in public health and dentistry; Barmes was selected for his contributions to international oral health and his broad perspective on worldwide problems in dentistry. During his visit to Columbia Apr. 9-10, he delivered a lecture on "Global Oral Disease: Now and Tomorrow." He also led two seminars -- one on "Global Prevalence and Trends of Common Oral Diseases," and the other on "Cancrum Oris -- A Killer Disease."

Dr. Louis H. Miller

NIAID's Dr. Louis H. Miller is the winner of the sixth annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Infectious Disease Research for his work in identifying basic genetic mechanisms employed by malaria parasites to infect and survive in their hosts. Chief of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, Miller has found molecular targets that could aid both in the development of new drugs to treat malaria and of vaccines to prevent severe disease. Malaria has been all but eliminated in industrialized areas of the world such as the United States and Europe, but it still claims the lives of between 1 and 3 million people worldwide each year. Now those numbers are on the rise again.

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