The first in a series of public lectures hosted by CDU Menzies School of Medicine kicked off on 17 March with Menzies Professor of Global Health Professor Ric Price giving a talk on the history of Malaria and its global elimination.

Sixty people attended University Theatre at CDU’s Casuarina Campus and another forty joined online to hear Professor Price tell of the fatal but fascinating story of Malaria and the global battle to end the mosquito-borne disease which causes an estimated 400,000 deaths a year worldwide.

You can watch Professor Price’s talk here.










Emeritus Professor Ian Wronski - Deputy Vice-Chancellor Northern Australian Medical and Health Workforce Development at CDU, Professor Ric Price - Professor of Global Health at Menzies and Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Centre of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, UK, Professor Dianne Stephens OAM - Foundation Dean, CDU Menzies School of Medicine, Professor Scott Bowman AO - Vice-Chancellor and President CDU, Professor Alan Cass AO - Menzies Director and Professor Dominic Upton - College Dean, CDU College of Health and Human Services.










Kamil Braima - Molecular Scientist in the Malaria team at Menzies, Talitha Francis College Manager, CDU Asia Pacific College of Business and  Gerald Danao - Master of Environmental Management student at CDU.










Orange 3 - University Theatre foyer at the CDU Casuarina Campus with attendees enjoying some light refreshments.

Menzies Deputy Director Brendon Douglas discussing the lecture with patrons.

The next CDU Menzies School of Medicine Public Lecture will be held on 10 May when inaugural Dean of CDU Menzies School of Medicine Professor Dianne Stephens OAM delivers her talk: Don't panic it's a disaster!

The public lecture will discuss the global increase of disease outbreaks, as well as natural and manmade disasters over recent years, and shed light on health emergencies and the need for a planned response resulting from these incidents.

Don't panic it's a disaster! By Professor Dianne Stephens is on Tuesday 10 May 2022, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm (ACST), at CDU, Lecture Theatre Blue Building 1.1.01, Casuarina Campus.

RSVP is essential - Email or call 8946 6554. Event details are also available here.