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NPR Profiles NTD Researcher Peter Hotez As Part Of #NPRWormWeek

NPR: #NPRWormWeek: The Scientist Who’s Waging A War On Worms
” ‘Some diseases have Bono or Angelina Jolie as their champions, but hookworm has only Peter Hotez.’ That’s what scientist and pediatrician Peter Hotez said about himself in a 2010 book, The Imaginations Of Unreasonable Men. So he’s not … modest. But ask people in the world of global health about his work to end diseases caused by hookworm and other parasitic worms and they’ll agree with his self-assessment. ‘He almost single-handedly put these diseases on the map,’ says Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy research group. ‘His research and scientific expertise has made a global impact — not just in the U.S. but at the World Health Organization and elsewhere’…” (Gharib, 8/8).

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