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Virtual Medicine Grand Rounds – Ross Boyce, MD, MSc presents, “

February 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ross Boyce, MD, MSc
Ross Boyce, MD, MSc

 

Dr. Ross Boyce is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He is a native of North Carolina, having graduated Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College with Honors in Chemistry. After graduation, Dr. Boyce was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army, eventually rising to the rank of Captain.  He completed two deployments to Iraq, where he served in a variety leadership positions including Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Operations Officer, and Civil-Military Officer.  For his service, Dr. Boyce was awarded three Bronze Star Medals, including one with a Valor Device for heroism in combat.

 

Upon leaving the military, Dr. Boyce attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Between his third and fourth years of medical school, Dr. Boyce completed a M.Sc. In Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, focusing his thesis on the control of Dengue vectors. Dr. Boyce completed his medical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where together with his partners at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Epicentre Mbarara Research Base, he has worked to establish an active malaria research program in the highlands of western Uganda.

 

Dr. Boyce’s international research focuses on the spatial epidemiology of malaria and vector-borne diseases in East Africa, particularly in rural, underserved communities. He is the principal investigator on studies funded by the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others. At present, his team is focused on novel methods to more efficiently identify mosquito breeding sites to facilitate targeted vector control interventions, which if successful, could make vector control a more cost-effective method for malaria control in high-transmission, rural environments.

 

More locally, Dr. Boyce leads a multi-disciplinary research collaboration, the Vector-Borne Disease Epidemiology, Ecology, and Response (VEER) Hub, focused on issues of tick- and mosquito-borne diseases endemic to North Carolina. The collaboration includes investigators from diverse fields including clinical medicine, epidemiology, immunology, entomology, geography, and veterinary science with partners at North Carolina State University, the NC Division of Public Health, and Fort Bragg, among others.

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Date:
February 25, 2021
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Venue

WebEx

Organizer

Administration for DOM Grand Rounds
Phone:
919-966-4468
Email:
medicinegrandrounds@med.unc.edu
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