Bryan Vonasek granted loan repayment award for work on infection detection in malnourished Malawian children

Bryan J. Vonasek, MD, FAAP, postdoctoral trainee in the Division of Infectious Diseases and a recent UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow, will receive a two-year Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for his proposal entitled “Enhanced Detection of Treatable Infections in Malawian Children under Five Years with Complicated Severe Acute Malnutrition.” Vonasek will be mentored by Anthony Garcia-Prats, MD, MSc, PhD, associate professor, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Division of Global Pediatrics, and Tisungane Mvalo, MBBS, MMED, FC Paed (Fellowship of the College of Paediatricians of South Africa), research assistant professor and pediatric director for the University of North Carolina’s Project-Malawi.