Ref NoGB 0809 Greenwood Brian
Extent5 boxes
TitleGreenwood, Sir Brian Melor (b.1938)
DescriptionThe collection contains the working papers of Sir Brian Mellow Greenwood, Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine, CBE, FRS, FMedSci. The collection includes his research data during his field work spent in Nigeria, working on eradicating Guinea Worm.
AdminHistoryBorn 1938 ; qualified in medicine in 1962 at the age of 24 at the University of Cambridge ; left the UK in 1965 and spent 3 years in Western Nigeria at University College Hospital in Ibadan where he worked as a medical registrar and research fellow ; returned to the UK to train in clinical immunology for 3 years ; returned to Nigeria in 1970 and helped set up a medical school at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria ; developed latex test for meningitis ; carried out extensive malaria research and developed bed nets ; carried out research into developing a cure for Guinea Worm ; awarded Chalmers Medal, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1977 ; moved to the UK Medical Research Council Laboratories in The Gambia in 1980 which he directed for 15 years ; helped to establish a multi-disciplinary research programme that focused on some of the most important infectious diseases prevalent in The Gambia and neighbouring countries such as malaria, pneumonia, measles, meningitis, hepatitis and HIV2 ; contributed to malaria, pneumococcal, Hib, meningococcal, rotavirus, polio and hepatitis vaccine trials ; appointed Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1987 ; awarded Donald Mackay Medal in 1991 ; awarded honorary doctorate at Uppsala University, Sweden in 1993 ; awarded Adesuyi Prize in 1995 ; appointed staff at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1996 ; Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine ; awarded Manson Medal in 2001 ; directed Gates Malaria Partnership from 2001-2008 ; won the first Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in 2008 ; appointed Knight Bachelor in the Queen's New Year Honours in 2011 ; won John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2012 ; contributed to 54% drop in malaria rates in Africa between 2000 and 2013 ; has acted as an advisor to WHO and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ; awarded the 2015 MRC Millennium Medal ; a Trustee of Malaria Consortium ; published over 300 papers.
ArrangementSorted and arranged into present order by Sir Greenwood upon depositing the collection to the archive.
SubjectGuinea Worm
Person_CodeGB 0809/NA6
GB 0809/NA10
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GB 0809/NA15
GB 0809/NA6Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
GB0809/NA1Ross; Sir; Ronald (1857-1932); Discoverer of the mosquito transmission of malaria1857-1932
GB 0809/NA10Chamberlain; Sir; Joseph (Austen) (1863-1937); Knight; Politician1863-1937
GB 0809/NA13Koch; Heinrich Hermann Robert (1843-1910); Bacteriologist1843-1910
GB 0809/NA14Laveran; Charles Louis Alphonse (1845-1922); Physician and parasitologist1845-1922
GB 0809/NA15Lister; Joseph (1827-1912); Baron; Surgeon1827-1912
PL1India/South Asia/Asia and the Pacific
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