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2012 Fellows

Kiran Thakur, MD

Dr. Thakur’s interest in global health began as an undergraduate at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she worked on a project establishing health clinics for factory workers in Bangladesh. After finishing undergraduate college, she went on to medical school at Tufts University. During medical school, she fell in love with neurology and decided to pursue a residency in this specialty. She did internship in the Osler Medical Residency Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Following internship, she moved to Boston where she did neurology residency at the Partners Neurology residency program, where she served as chief resident during her final year. During her internship and residency, she developed an interest in neuroinfectious diseases. Her clinical and research interests include diagnostic tools and treatment of cerebral malaria and the management of the neurologic manifestations of HIV and tropical diseases in resource-limited settings. She is also interested in management approaches of acute encephalitis. She is involved in several research projects as a neuroinfectious disease fellow including examining cerebrospinal fluid markers in cerebral malaria and studying prognostic indicators of encephalitis patients in the ICU. Later this year, she will also be traveling to Malawi where she will serve as a consultant neurologist and will learn about research being conducted there by the Liverpool Wellcome Trust and the NIH-funded Blantyre Malaria Project.

Jennifer Lyons, MD

Dr. Lyons graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2008, after which she completed an internship in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and neurology residency at the Partners Neurology Residency program in Boston. She also worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dana Gabuzda, MD while a resident studying soluble biomarkers for tracking HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND). As a fellow, her research focus is in neurological complications of HIV and improving global access to neurological care and education.

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