Almyra Oveta Fuller (1955-present)

  • Fuller obtained her PhD in microbiology and immunology in 1983 from the University of North Carolina. 
  • Her work focuses on the molecular mechanism of how viruses enter cells and further pathogenesis in viruses. 
  • A Methodist pastor, she designed the Trusted Messenger Intervention (TMI) to use religious leaders in Zambia and the US to educate on HIV/AIDS and its impact in communities. 
  • In 1998, she was awarded the ‘Woman of the Year in Human Relations’, by the University of Michigan Women of Colour Task Force. 
  • In 2005, she received the Robert Smith Humanitarian Award for her Community Service.

Text: National Centre for Institutional Diversity – A. Oveta Fuller.

Image: © University of Michigan

Author: Anthonia Oluwatuyi (2020) LJMU Student

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