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University of Florida Faculty Member Named WHO Expert Adviser

Dr. Song Liang, an associate professor in the department of environmental and global health at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been invited to join the World Health Organization’s Guidelines Development Group as an expert adviser. The Guidelines Development Group is in the process of creating guidelines on the control and elimination of schistosomiasis, a tropical disease affecting almost 240 million people in 78 countries.

Dr. Liang is leading efforts in one of eight components in the development of the guidelines: assessing reliability of methods in the detection ofSchistosoma infections in non-human animals. Together with other 29 advisers from around the world, Dr. Liang is invited to participate in the Guidelines Development Group meeting in November in Geneva, Switzerland.