Alan J. Magill Research & Education Endowment

HJF Establishes Endowment Honoring Malaria Research Pioneer Alan Magill

One of the world’s foremost malaria experts, COL (ret.) Alan Magill served for 27 years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as an infectious disease clinician and medical researcher—much of the time at or affiliated with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).

Following his military retirement in 2011, he joined the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he accelerated program development for the agency’s pandemic influenza initiative. Most recently, Dr. Magill led the signature public health effort of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—the worldwide eradication of malaria.

Throughout his long a productive military career, Dr. Magill was a strong supporter of tropical medical training for military clinicians. He always found time to support the various military tropical medicine training courses at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, as well as mentor junior officers and students.

A native of Colorado, Dr. Magill was raised in Texas and attended the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before joining the Army. His military service took him around the world, including multiple deployments to southwest Asia and Somalia.

Dr. Magill’s standout career represents the very best of military medicine, coupling medical research, clinical care, and medical education. This fund will support educational and research activities at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences that reflect all of these aspects of Dr. Magill’s outstanding service to our nation and to the larger global health community.