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Obituary – Johannes Mosbech (12/02/1922 – 18/02/2013)

Johannes was President of the IEA between 1984 and 1987. His death is a great loss. He obtained his medical degree in 1948 from Copenhagen University and became Dr.Med in 1953. He worked as a consultant in internal medicine at a number of the major hospitals in Copenhagen. From 1957 to 1994 he also worked […]

Obituary: Dr. Palmer Beasley


Dr. Palmer Beasley, an IEA member, passed away at the end of August. At the time of his death he was a professor and former dean of The University of Texas School of Public Health. […]

Dr Newton I. Kumwenda

Newton Kumwenda

Job Title:

Field Director (Research Associate), Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Malawi, since 1996

Main Qualifications:

1992-1996: PhD- Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 1991-1992: MPH- Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 1987-1988: MSc- Medical Parasitology, University of London, London, United Kingdom 1978-1982: BSc- Biology/ Chemistry, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi

Research […]

Epidemiology and the Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize is without doubt the most prestigious prize in science, not because of the amount of money the prize winner is given, but because of its history and the care the committee takes in selecting the best candidates given the principles laid down in its foundation. These principles go back to Nobel’s will […]