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African disease topic of Concordia lecture

Concordia College will present the annual Professor R.E. Fuglestad Memorial Lecture by Carol Olson at7 p.m. Thursday in the Knutson Campus Center Centrum. Olson's lecture is titled "Developing New Therapies for Neglected Infectious Diseases: African Sleeping Sickness."

Olson is senior vice president of pharmaceutical development and chief medical officer at Immtech Pharmaceuticals. She has been instrumental in the development of drugs used in patients with HIV/AIDS, malaria and trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness).

The Fuglestad Lectureship was established in 1982 in memory of R.E. "Ed" Fuglestad, who served the Concordia biology department for 43 years.

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