Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $2.6 million to University of Georgia researcher, Dr. Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, and his team to advance new drugs to treat African Trypanosomiasis, also known as HAT or African sleeping sickness.

The UGA-led team has developed a drug that has cured HAT in mice. "HAT is a disease of poverty,” says Dr. Mensa-Wilmot, ”so there is little incentive, understandably, for large pharmaceutical industries to be heavily invested.”

Ashley Rasys, form the James Lauderdale Lab, has been selected to receive the 2017-2018 ARCS Foundation Award.

The ARCS® Foundation, Inc. is a national organization committed to advancing science through supporting young American scholars.  These awards go to promising students who are pursuing degrees in science, engineering, and medical research.

Dr. Roberto Docampo has been elected as corresponding member of the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL). The Academy was created in 1982 under the sponsorship of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and promotes and contributes to the advancement of mathematical, physical, chemical, earth, and life sciences, and to their application to the development and integration of Latin America and the Caribbean.