Alan Magill

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Alan J. Magill
BornNovember 26, 1953
Craig, Colorado
DiedSeptember 19, 2015(2015-09-19) (aged 61)
Woodway, Washington
OccupationDirector of Malaria Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Spouse(s)Janiine Babcock
ChildrenLara Magill, Sarah Magill

Alan Jon Magill (November 26, 1953 – September 19, 2015) was the Director of Malaria Programs at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation[1] and President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Magill was born November 26, 1953 in Craig, Colorado.[3] He graduated from Beaumont High School, Texas,[4] and received his B.S. from Lamar University in 1976, his M.S. from the University of Rhode Island in 1978, and his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1984.[5]

He held the Head of Parasitology position at the United States Navy's Medical Research Center in Peru[6] from 1996-1999.[5]

Magill worked as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from 2009-2012 before joining the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012,[5] where he worked until his death in 2015. During his tenure at the Foundation, he worked to address health issues including malaria[7][8] and Ebola.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Africa: Leader in the Fight Against Malaria Passes Away". Medicines for Malaria Venture. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  2. ^ "World Malaria Day Perspectives: ASTMH President Alan J. Magill". astmh.org. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 14 April 2014. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Alan Magill Obituary - Seattle, WA". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  4. ^ Pine Burr, 1972, Beaumont, Texas
  5. ^ a b c "Curriculum Vitae: Alan J. Magill" (PDF). fda.gov. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Alan Magill". Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  7. ^ Whiting, James (30 June 2015). "The World's Greatest Minds Challenge Mankind's Oldest Disease". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
  8. ^ "No single solution to eradication of malaria: Dr Alan Magill". Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2015. Dr Magill is a Director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation charged with overseeing the development and implementation of strategies for the foundation's ultimate goal of the eradication of malaria.
  9. ^ Pearson, Carol (8 November 2014). "Quarantines for Ebola Health Workers Don't Stop the Disease". Voice of America. Retrieved 22 September 2015.