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International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research (ICEMR)

Latin American Center for Malaria Research and Control

Dr. Socrates Herrera-Valencia
Dr. Socrates Herrera-Valencia, PI for the Latin America ICEMR.


Principal Investigator: Socrates Herrera-Valencia, M.D.
Lead Institution: Caucaseco Scientific Research Center, Cali, Colombia

Project Leads

  • Socrates Herrera-Valencia, Caucaseco Scientific Research Center (SRC)
  • Martha L. Quinones Pinzon, Caucaseco SRC
  • Myriam Arevalo-Herrera, Caucaseco SRC

Collaborating Institutions

  • Malaria Vaccine Development Center, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
  • University of Valle - Immunology Institute, Cali, Colombia
  • University of Antioquia-Malaria Group, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia
  • University of Miami, Miami
  • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru
  • Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Panama, Republic of Panama
  • Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • University of Cordoba, Monteria, Cordoba, Colombia
  • FES Foundation, Cali, Colombia
  • National Institute of Health, Bogota D.C, Colombia
  • National University, Bogota D.C, Colombia

Research Areas

The overall goal of this project is to establish the "Centro Latino Americano de Investigacion en Malaria - CLAIM." The ICEMR will concentrate on

  • Epidemiology, to determine the ecological and epidemiological features of malaria in non-Amazonian regions
  • Transmission, to address gaps in the understanding of the ecology, behavior, vector potential, and control of Anopheles malaria vectors
  • Pathogenesis, to determine the clinical outcome of malaria infections and the correlation with immunological status in communities living under different intensities of malaria transmission.

Regional Impact

The research center will generate a better understanding of malaria and will provide technical and scientific support to the governments of partner countries, organizations, and healthcare institutions to further contribute to malaria elimination programs in the regions.

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Map description: Associated sites for the Latin America ICEMR – Columbia, Guatemala, Panama, Peru

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Last Updated November 16, 2015