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International humanitarian to speak at ASU Sept. 13

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The Albany State University Department of Natural Sciences will host guest speaker Lane Rolling, M.D. as he presents “The Global Impact of Tropical Diseases in the Modern World: The Haiti Experience” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Room 114 of the James Pendergrast Memorial Library.

Rolling comes to Albany from Inquitos, Peru, where he lives and works as Head of Clinical Education for his organization, the Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA). He coordinates clinical education and medical missions for students that TPaIDA trains worldwide. He has conducted research in tropical diseases and infectious diseases while working extensively with native Peruvian Shamans to find new drugs. Rolling was appointed Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery at the Universidad Particular de Iquitos in 2008 and is also a member of the Curriculum Design and Review Committee for the School of Medicine at Universidad Particular de Iquitos.

Rolling’s academic credentials include an M.D. from the University of Health Sciences Antigua, a D.M.P. from the California College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, a master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, and a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and chemistry with a minor in military sciences from Weber State University. He completed his residency and internship in foot and ankle surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and now has more than 15 years of experience in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery.

Rolling’s academic credentials are matched by his experience as an educator. Before forming TPaIDA, Inc., he was a professor, research professor and consultant. His teaching experience encompasses all levels of higher education from the two-year college to medical school. He has taught surgery, medicine and infectious disease courses in the United States, Europe and South America. He has more than 12 years of experience in teaching tropical medicine, medical microbiology, medical parasitology, molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, emergency medicine, paramedic medicine and public health. Rolling also served in the U.S. Army for four years of active duty.

Albany State University and the Department of Natural Sciences welcome the public to Rolling’s lecture. For more information about TPaIDA and Rolling’s mission, visit www.TPIDA.org.

Funding for Rolling’s lecture is provided by the National Institutes of Health Grant #2R25GM07141 and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. The ASU Office of Global Programs is assisting with this program.

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