Mauricio Lazerta Noguevara, researcher and co-director of postgraduate studies at the Rio Brito School of Medicine (Famerp), has been selected as a member of the US Committee on Zoonotic and Arthropod-Transmitted Viruses (ACAV).
Founded in 1959 by the American Society of Tropical Medicine, this system studies diseases caused by arboviruses, which are transmitted by arthropods (mosquitoes, ticks, and others). The company researches and treats treatments and / or cures for diseases such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya.
“This group is part of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), the world’s most important medical community for medicine and infectious diseases. Is dedicated to creating and sharing scientific evidence, communicating health policies and practices, promoting industry growth, recognizing excellence, and supporting investment in tropical medicine and global health research. “
The election was held following the nomination process of the current ACAV members. Nominated, researchers must submit letter of interest if they wish to run in the election. Then the members of the American Society of Tropical Medicine voted. In the case of a researcher from Rio de Janeiro, the council had three vacancies and six candidates, which still represents the election.
“It’s recognized by Famerp as a leading company, as a researcher of mine, and as the best part of Arbovirus research for Brazilian virology. The researcher will serve as a consultant to the U.S. Committee on Zoonotic and Arthropod-Transmitted Viruses (ACAV) for four years until 2025.
It is a rare fact by profession that a Brazilian is elected by North American members. “It is important to emphasize that the formation of the ACAV Council is a sign of the electoral recognition of the Brazilian member by the Americans. For research in both Brazil and Fairfax.
Francisco de Assis Cury, General Director of Famerp, spoke of the greatness of the company’s achievement. “Dr. Mauricio’s selection to the panel of an important organization, such as the American Society of Tropical Medicine, demonstrates the importance of Famerp on the world stage and the potential of our teachers,” he emphasizes.
The American Committee on Zoonotic and Arthropod-Transmitted Viruses (ACAV) conducts research and conferences, and handles the recognition and training of young leaders, with guidance and global access to ASTMH and government agencies in the United States. Supports and advises on global public policy, sets standards and maintains a global list of these types of microorganisms.
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