REACHING OUT ACROSS THE GLOBE
Welcome to the UTMB Center for Tropical Diseases. I invite you to
browse through our web pages and hope you will be challenged and
encouraged by what you see. The CTD was established in 1994 through the
remarkable vision and outstanding leadership of David Walker, former
Chair of Pathology at UTMB. The Center has grown so that there are now
more than 100 affiliated faculty at UTMB, and we have a large number of
partners at international sites throughout the world.
The Center for Tropical Diseases is about people – people who are
dedicated to the mission of impacting tropical diseases through
research, education, and service, and people who will benefit from the
application of this expertise. The Center includes a large cadre of
investigators with demonstrated expertise in research or training in
diseases that affect the tropics and resource-poor areas of the world.
It is my hope that we collectively bring our intellect, expertise and
compassion to those who most need it.
Peter C. Melby, M.D., Professor
Director, UTMB Center for Tropical Diseases
Dept. of Internal Medicine-Division of Infectious Diseases