Published On: Sat, Nov 2nd, 2013

Interview with Rachel Curtis, Texas A&M PhD student, who won AAVP award for Chagas research

A couple of weeks ago, I published a press release featuring a doctoral student who just won an award for an oral presentation on some of her preliminary research on Chagas at the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists (AAVP) annual meeting.

Three kissing bugs Image/Rachel Curtis--Hamer Labs

Three kissing bugs
Image/Rachel Curtis–Hamer Labs

Her name is Rachel Curtis and she is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Merit Fellow. In addition, she is a member of the epidemiology research team in Dr. Sarah Hamer’s laboratory at the CVM.

I had the opportunity to talk to Rachel about her research and award on the Saturday, Nov. 2 airing of Outbreak News This Week.

During the interview, Ms. Curtis described her preliminary research and the great success she had getting the public involved in sending her triatomine bugs via a Citizen’s Science Initiative.

We closed the interview with her talking about the award she won at the AAVP.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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