The Dr. Franklin A. Neva Memorial Fund

Overview

The Dr. Franklin A. Neva Memorial Fund honors the legacy of Franklin A. Neva, M.D., a renowned virologist, parasitologist, clinician and former director of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

Since 2012, the Fund has supported the Franklin A. Neva Memorial Lecture on a topic related to clinical tropical medicine and associated pathophysiology, as part of the LPD’s ongoing lecture series.

It has also supported an annual session held by the LPD and the Greater Washington Infectious Disease Society that is devoted to parasitic and/or tropical medicine, featuring discussions of individual cases.

Goals

  • Support an annual lecture on a topic related to clinical tropical medicine and associated pathophysiology.
  • Support an annual session held by the LPD and the Greater Washington Infectious Disease Society devoted to parasitic and/or tropical medicine, featuring discussions of individual cases.

Partners

Public-Sector Partners:

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Private-Sector Partners:

  • Family of Dr. Franklin A. Neva*
  • Greater Washington Infectious Disease Society
  • Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD)

*Provided financial or in-kind support for this program.

Contacts

  • Please contact the Advancement Office for more information at [email protected] or 301-402-4976.

Media

Results & Accomplishments

Since 2012, the fund has supported at least six Franklin A. Neva Memorial Lectures at LPD.

April 21, 2021
The Conundrum of Calcified Parenchymal Neurocysticercosis
Theodore E. Nash, M.D.
Principal Investigator, Retired
NIH/NIAID/LPD

May 25, 2017
Cystic Echinococcosis—Staging Matters
Thomas Junghanss, M.D
Professor and Head, Clinical Tropical Medicine Section, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany; Chair, WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis, Geneva, Switzerland

March 24, 2016
Dissecting the Pathophysiology of Cerebral Malaria
Karl Seydel, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University and Director, Molecular and Genomics Laboratory, University of Malawi College of Medicine

February 25, 2015
Hector H. Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Cysticercosis Unit, Institute of Neurological Sciences
University Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru

December 4, 2013
Gary Weil, M.D.
Professor of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine

December 12, 2012
The Influence of HTLV-1 in the Immunologic Response and Clinical Manifestations of Helminthic Infection
Edgar M. Carvalho, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Clinical Immunology Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil.

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