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John Crump to Become Professor at University of Otago

August 02, 2011

DGHI faculty member John Crump, who has served as site director for DGHI’s longest-running partnership at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Moshi, Tanzania, has been appointed to a second endowed professorial chair in the Centre for International Health at the University of Otago.

From the official announcement: “An outstanding specialist on infectious diseases has been appointed to a second endowed professorial chair in the Centre for International Health at the University of Otago. He is Associate Professor John Crump, who currently heads a research centre in Tanzania for the Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Global Health Institute.

Otago’s Centre for International Health was launched in 2008, with the appointment of Dr Philip Hill to a Chair endowed by the Sisters of Mercy. This new chair in Global Health has been established through the generosity of a Dunedin couple, Stuart and Marylyn McKinlay. 

After graduation in Medicine from the University of Otago, Dr Crump undertook postgraduate education and training in Christchurch, South Africa, London, Australia, and the United States. He is qualified as a specialist in both internal medicine and medical microbiology, and has trained in field epidemiology with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA…”

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