Despommier,Dickson Donald

This post was written by ali on August 2, 2009
Posted Under: Parasitologists,World Parasitologists
Despommier,Dickson Donald
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Place of work: Columbia Uni,USA
Field of study: Molecular parasitology,Trichinella
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Date of Birth:  5.6.1940

Place of Birth: New Orleans,Louisiana

Academic education:

Postdoctoral fellow:1967-70  Rockefellers uni,USA

PhD :1967 Microbiology/Notre dame uni,USA

MSc :1964 Medical parasitology/Columbia uni,USA

BSc :1962 Biology/Fairleigh dickinson uni,USA

Thesis / Dissertations:

PhD thesis title: 1967 Notre dame University -The in vivo and in vitro analysis of aquired resistance to Trichinella spiralis infection in mice

Membership in societies:

American Society for Parasitologists

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

Current position:

Special Lecturer 2009-2010

Professor of Public Health with appointments in: Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Department of Microbiology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University 1971-2009

Work experience:    

2009 – Co-host. This Week In Virology

1999-Present. Editorial Board, Advances in Parasitology

1991 Chairman, Gordon Research Conference: “Immunological and Molecular Aspects of Parasitism” Colby-Sawyer College, New Hampshire

1989-Present Editorial Board, Parasitology Research

1988 – Present Executive Committee, International Commission on Trichinellosis

1988-1996 – Editorial Board, Experimental Parasitology

1985-1989 – Elected to council, American Society for Parasitologists

1982 – Present Professor of Public Health (Parasitology) and Microbiology

1964    Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, University of Notre Dame

1962   Research Assistant, Department of Parasitology, Columbia University, School of Public Health

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Awards and honors:

1978 Elected Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.

1980 Distinguished Teacher Award, Medical College of Ohio at Toledo,Toledo, Ohio

1981 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.

1982 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.

1984 Elected Teacher of the year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.

1987 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.

1989 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching. Faculty of  Medicine, Columbia University

1990 Elected Teacher of the Year. Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University.

1991 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dept. Dermatology New York Medical   College, Vallhala, New York.

1991 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Structural and Cellular Biology University of South Alabama. Mobile, Alabama

1993 Theobald Smith Memorial Lecturer, New York Society of Tropical  Medicine

1997 Excellence in Teaching Award, Third Grade, Livingston Manor Central School, Livingston Manor, New York

 2003 The 2003 National Golden Apple for Teaching Excellence Award. AmericanMedical Student Association/Foundation

2008 Distinguished Fall Lecturer, 2nd Yr. Class, Faculty of Medicine, Columbia University

2008 Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: Honored as one of the world’s top 10 innovators(featuring an exhibit on vertical farming opening in September, 2008)

2008 Drew University: Distinguished Visiting Lecturer


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