LSTM Reader Dr Mark Paine receives Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Award

News article 22 Nov 2014

Dr Mark Paine, a reader in LSTM’s Department of Vector Biology, has been given a Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora Award, presented to leading health sciences alumni of Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, to promote research collaboration and networking.

The Wits Alumni Diaspora programme has created collaborative research networks between Health Sciences Alumni worldwide and their peers here at the University since 2009.

Dr Paine’s award was instigated by Dr Basil Brooke to strengthen links with the Wits Research Institute for Malaria. Dr Paine is delighted to receive the award: “The awards are presented to alumni working in academic institutions around the world and it is an honor to be counted among their number. It will provide me with the opportunity to strengthen links between my alma mater and LSTM as well as working collaboratively with the next generation of outstanding researchers both in the UK and South Africa.”

Dr Paine joins Witwatersrand University alumni from institutions from around the world in receiving the award.

The Health Sciences Research Office (HSRO) at Wits originally established the programme simply as an opportunity for Alumni to give back their research expertise to Wits. The initiative has since grown into a comprehensive collaborative network funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 2013.

The goal of the Carnegie-Wits Alumni Diaspora programme is to enhance existing research networks by supporting further collaboration and exchange partnerships with Wits Alumni at international health research institutions.