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IL: MWU Professor Receives National Research Award

November 18, 2009

by Jill Blair-Smith

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) recently honored Kyle Ramsey, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Microbiology and Immunology at Midwestern University, with its most prestigious research award. Dr. Ramsey received the Irvin M. Korr Research Award for his work in the field of Chlamydia research. The award recognizes the lifetime achievements of a basic scientist for his commitment to research and for embracing the challenges of a professional career in a college of osteopathic medicine.

Dr. Ramsey is recognized both nationally and internationally for his research into the bacteria that causes Chlamydia, which is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S., a primary cause of blindness in underdeveloped countries, and leads to community-acquired pneumonia worldwide. He has presented his work at national and international scientific meetings, has published extensively on the topic, and has earned significant research grants from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.

Dr. Ramsey is active in a number of professional organizations and is a charter member of the Chlamydia Basic Research Society.

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