Edsel Maurice T. Salvana
Field of award: Tropical Medicine
Year awarded: 2010
Division: Health Sciences
In recognition of his outstanding scientific contributions in the field of tropical medicine particularly his pioneering work on lymphatic filariasis implicating antibodies against the endosymbiont Wolbachia in the pathogenesis of acute filarial disease which has been given recognition by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Microbiology, and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Some of his notable research works include researches on Lactobacillus endocarditis and Shigella blood culture contamination. His work on atypical mycobacterial disease in patients treated with immune modulators exemplified by the article “Infectious Complications Associated with Monoclonal Antibodies and Related Small Molecules” has been included in Clinical Microbiology Reviews, the highest ranked infectious diseases journal in the world.
Current Position: Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of the Philippines College of Medicine; Assistant Director and Research Faculty, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila; Adjunct Professor for Global Health, University of Pittsburgh
Office Address: Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Pedro Gil, Manila, Philippines
Education: Diploma in Tropical Medicine, Case Western Reserve University 2008; Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University 2008; Residency in Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin 2005; D (Medicine), University of the Philippines, Manila 2001; BS (Biology) magna cum laude, University of the Philippines Diliman, 1996