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Dr. Karl Rieckmann Honored for Excellence in Malaria Research and Drug Resistance

Dr. Karl Rieckmann is a leading expert in malaria and parasitology

During his career, he travelled extensively, providing advice to more than 20 countries in their efforts to control malaria.

    SUNSHINE COAST, QUEENSLAND, July 14, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr Karl Rieckmann has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Rieckmann is probably best noted for his extensive research in the areas of malaria, parasitology, drug resistance, and pharmacology. He has authored nearly 200 publications on these and other topics over the course of his career. Dr Rieckmann is professor emeritus at the University of Queensland and, until his full-time retirement in 2006, he was the Director of the Australian Army Malaria Institute. Prior to 1997, he also spent 10 years as professor at the University of Sydney, where he worked within the Faculty of Medicine and the Army Malaria Research Unit.

In 1958, after completing medical studies at the University of Adelaide and a hospital residency, Dr. Rieckmann started his career as a medical officer with the Department of Public Health in Papua New Guinea. His novel approaches for eliminating malaria from small island communities led to his appointment as a senior Fulbright scholar and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago in 1966. He was subsequently able to continue his malaria research activities by joining Rush University in 1971 as associate professor of medicine and chief of the Laboratory of Tropical Diseases. In 1983 he was offered a full professorship at the University of New Mexico's Department of Medicine and directed a malaria research team in early efforts to develop a malaria vaccine.

Dr. Rieckmann became a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Malaria in 1973, an appointment which he held continuously for 32 years. During his career, he travelled extensively, providing advice to more than 20 countries in their efforts to control malaria. This included a year (1984) spent in Thailand investigating drug-resistant malaria. During his retirement he continues to contribute, albeit only by phone or email, to world-wide efforts to improve the control, prevention and treatment of malaria.

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