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HIV/AIDS expert to speak at NMSU

Anil T. Mangla, a South Africa native and expert on HIV/AIDS and other diseases in underdeveloped countries, will speak at New Mexico State University at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Room 153 of the Chemistry Building.

Anil Mangla will speak at New Mexico State University Oct. 7.

Mangla's topic is the global responsibility of scientists. His presentation is sponsored by the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) program at New Mexico State.

Mangla serves as president of the Minnesota-based United Nations Association and chairs the organization's Global Health and Infectious Disease committee.

Of the eight United Nations millennium development goals, Mangla notes, five are related to scientific concerns such as climate change, energy and genetic modification. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria killed six million people last year.

Mangla has a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Texas-El Paso and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech with a specialization in infectious diseases. He completed a post-doctorate HIV research fellowship and a master of public health degree at the University of Minnesota.

A reception will precede his lecture at 3:30 p.m. outside Room 153 of the Chemistry Building.

For more information about Mangla's visit, call the MARC office at 505-646-3476.