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After thirty years of research focused mainly on exploring biochemical and genetic questions in the laboratory, William Folk, Professor of Biochemistry at MU, has been pushing himself outside of the comfort and controlled environment of the lab with his newest project. As co-investigator on this nascent initiative, Folk explains its significance for him in moral and political terms—that is, how the reign of South Africa’s apartheid government contributed to the rapid and devastating spread of HIV in Africa, the epicenter of the AIDS pandemic. In South Africa, where an estimated 5 million people are infected by the disease, Folk feels an obligation to do what he can to help remedy this devastating statistic. With this call in mind, Folk and Professor Quinton Johnson of the University of the Western Cape have orchestrated a large collaboration of over a dozen colleagues from universities in South Africa and the United States, generously funded by a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Creating a virtual center, which they’ve named The International Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies (TICIPS—pronounced “Tee-Sips”), the center seeks to understand traditional healing practices in South Africa in terms of their safety and usefulness in treating infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and AIDS and the conditions associated with them.

Published September 05, 2007

The Uniforming of Students and the Construction of Multiracial Identity

The Uniforming of Students and the Construction of Multiracial Identity

David Brunsma

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Published October 04, 2006

Beyond the Bologna and Cheese Metaphor

Beyond the Bologna and Cheese Metaphor

Meera Chandrasekhar

Professor of Physics

Published February 19, 2007

Celebrating Service

Celebrating Service

Anne-Marie Foley

Director, Office of Service-Learning and Honors College Community Involvement Program

Published October 04, 2006

Treasure Troves from the Past

Treasure Troves from the Past

Steven Watts

Professor, History

Published March 17, 2009

The Vet Specialist

The Vet Specialist

Leah Cohn

Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine

Published September 24, 2013