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  • Congratulations Boggild Lab Trainees

    for 21 outstanding poster presentations at the Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Research Day 2019.

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  • Congratulations Ruwandi Kariyawasam

    for winning the Upcoming Woman Leader Award from the Women in Management Sri Lanka Chapter.

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  • Congratulations Dr. Andrea Boggild

    for winning the UHN Department of Medicine Citizenship Award for developing and running the RAFT Program.

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R.A.F.T. - Rapid Assessment of Febrile Travelers

A clinical programme to close diagnostic and care gaps in the ambulatory tropical medicine patient.
 
 

Driving Innovation in Leishmaniasis Research

Generating new knowledge of Tegumentary Leishmaniasis by addressing all gaps in population surveillance, clinical diagnosis and treatment, and cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis.

Commitment to Education & Student Outreach

Continual commitment to education on all academic levels through mentorship and teaching.
 
 

Notable News

  • Congratulations to Sonia Igboanugo for being accepted into medical school at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Arghavan Omidi for being accepted into Dentistry at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Chelsia Watson for receiving the Dr. Ezra Nesbeth Scholarship for leadership, and academic excellence.
  • Congratulations to Isabel Ng for completing her MSc in Global Health at McMaster University.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Aisha Khatib for winning the ASTMH 2019 Annual Meeting Travel Award, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam, Priyanka Challa, and Osaru Omoruna for receiving the 2019 Para Tryp Travel Award.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam on her receipt of the 2019-20 Queen Elizabeth II/Dr. Arnie Aberman Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.
  • Congratulations to Dylan Kain for passing his Internal Medicine exam and earning his FRCPC designation.
  • Congratulations to Nessikha Karsenti for being accepted into medical school at Western University.
  • Congratulations to Sonia Igboanugo for receiving McMaster University’s President’s Award for excellence in student leadership.
  • Congratulations to Jason Kwan for being accepted into medical school at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Sabrina Yeung who won 3rd prize at the UHN/MSH Hollenberg Competition.
  • Congratulations to Shareese Clarke for being accepted into the Nursing program at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Eric Shao for receiving a Summer Undergraduate Research Award.
  • Congratulations to Emma Hagopian for being accepted into the Global Health MSc program at McMaster University.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Philip Dwek for completing the Gorgas course in Clinical Tropical Medicine.
  • Congratulations to Priyanka Challa who will be beginning a masters degree in AI at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Christian Lecce who was accepted into the Doctor of Medicine program at University College Dublin.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Dylan Kain for being selected to participate in the Infectious Disease Fellows Program at ASM Microbe 2019, in San Francisco, California.
  • Congratulations to Eric Shao for winning the ASM Student and Post-Doctoral Travel Award, for ASM Microbe 2019, in San Francisco, California.
  • Congratulations to Jamie Sookhoo who will be beginning a PhD at Manitoba University.
  • Congratulations to Rochelle Melvin for matching to the Internal Medicine program at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Leila Makhani for completing her fellowship in Clinical Tropical Medicine.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam for winning the IMS U of T fellowship award.
  • Congratulations to Rachel Lau for earning her MSc of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Aisha Khatib for successfully completing the CTropMed examination, leading to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health.
  • Congratulations Dr. Andrea Boggild on her new appointment as Editor in Chief of the Journal Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine, and Vaccines.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam for winning the ASTMH-ACMCIP Award for Advanced Training.
  • Congratulations to Taylor Kain for ranking 3rd in Category 1 of the UHN/MSH Hollenberg Competition.
  • Congratulations to Melissa Phuong for receiving an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, as well as a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
  • Congratulations to Michelle Dong who will be beginning a masters degree in Immunology at Harvard University.
  • Congratulations to Dale Jechel for matching to the Family Medicine program at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Nessika Karsenti who was accepted into medical school at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
  • Please see the tv series “Monsters Inside Me" season 8 episode 4 for information on Strongyloidiasis.
  • Congratulations to Jugvinder Grewal who was accepted into medical school at Western University.
  • Congratulations to Swana Kopalakrishnan who was accepted into medical school at Queens University.
  • Congratulations to Sabrina Yeung who was accepted into medical school at the University of Toronto.
  • Congratulations to Andrew Purssell for matching to General Internal Medicine in Ottawa.
  • Congratulations to Jordan Mah for matching to General Internal Medicine at Mcgill.
  • Congratulations to Michael Stevens and Leah Kincaid for finishing dermatology residency.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam for receiving the ISTM young investigators award in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam for receiving second place in the Elsevier-ASTMH Clinical Research Award at ASTMH 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Congratulations to Avinash Mukkala and Priyanka Challa for receiving an Honourable Mention at the University of Toronto SURP Research Day.
  • Congratulations to Michelle Dong for being the only Canadian to receive the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ASTMH Travel Award Grant.
  • Congratulations to Farah Jazuli who matched to the Emergency Medicine program at McMaster for her 5-year residency.
  • Congratulations to Melissa Phuong who was accepted into the MD/PhD program at the University of Ottawa, matriculation 2016.
  • Congratulations to Farah Jazuli who won 3rd prize at the UHN/MSH Hollenberg Competition.
  • Congratulations to Cara Macrae who won 2nd prize at the UHN/MSH Department of Medicine “Great Cases in Medicine" competition.
  • Congratulations to Ruwandi Kariyawasam who has received an award through the School of Graduate Studies to present her research overseas.

Selected Publications

Treatment of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Maternal Outcomes

Lau R, Chris RB, Phuong MS, Khatib A, Kopalakrishan S, Bhasker S, Raheel H, Lecce C, Yegorov S, Mishra S, Boggild AK.

Cutaneous and Mucocutaneous Leishmaniasis in Travelers and Migrants: A 20-year GeoSentinel Surveillance Network Analysis

Boggild AK, Caumes E, Grobusch MP, Schwartz E, Hynes NA, Libman M, Connor BA, Chakrabarti S, Parola P, Keystone J, Nash T, Showler AJ, Schunk M, Asgeirsson H1, Hamer DH, Kain KC,; GeoSentinel Surveillance Network.

Evaluation of a programme for ‘Rapid Assessment of Febrile Travelers’ (RAFT): a clinic-based quality improvement initiative

Jazuli F, Lynd T, Mah J, Klowak M, Jechel D, Klowak S, Ovens H, Sabbah S, Boggild AK

Azithromycin and Doxycycline Attenuation of Acanthamoeba Virulence in a Human Corneal Tissue Model

Purssell A, Lau R, Boggild AK

Influence of Leishmania RNA Virus 1 on Proinflammatory Biomarker Expression in a Human Macrophage Model of American Tegumentary Leishmaniasis

Kariyawasam R, Grewal J, Lau R, Purssell A, Valencia BM, Llanos-Cuentas A, Boggild AK