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Joel Tarning

Professor Joel Tarning wins award at ASTMH 2019

19 November 2019

WWARN’s Professor Joel Tarning has received a Bailey K. Ashford Medal today at ASTMH. The medal is named in honour of Bailey K. Ashford for recognising the connection between hookworm infection and anaemia at the age of 26. 

The medal is awarded annually for distinguished work in tropical medicine by an early- to mid-career ASMTH member.

Professor Tarning is based at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Unit in Bangkok, Thailand. Joel is the Head of Pharmacometrics at WWARN and his work focuses on applying pharmacokinetic-phamacodynamic modelling to optimise antimalarial drug therapies, in particular for at-risk groups such as malnourished children and pregnant women.

Bailey K. Ashford Medal

Credit: ASTMH