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African roles shuffled at MRC

Umberto D’Alessandro, a clinical epidemiologist, has been appointed director of the Medical Research Council's unit in Gambia, and his predecessor has become the MRC's director of Africa research development.

D’Alessandro, whose training is in public health, is a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has been theme leader in disease control and elimination for the MRC’s Gambia unit since 2011, and recently ran a malaria vaccine clinical trial in the country. 

Tumani Corrah, who has been director of the Gambia unit since 2002, will now be the MRC’s main point of contact in Africa.

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