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Rod Adam graduated from Trinity College (now Trinity International University) in Deerfield, IL and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He then did his residency in internal medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, followed by infectious disease clinical and research training at the University of Arizona and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a faculty member of the University of Arizona College of Medicine since 1988 as a Professor of Medicine and Immunobiology. He has done clinical work at the university hospital as an infectious disease consultant and has done research in molecular parasitology and fungal infections.

Mary Adam graduated from Trinity College (now Trinity International University) in Deerfield, IL and attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine followed by a pediatric residency at the University of Arizona. Subsequently, she also obtained a Master’s degree in Bioethics from Trinity International University and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Arizona in the area of program evaluation. She worked on HIV Prevention with I Choose Life-Africa a Kenyan nongovernmental organization during her Fulbright Fellowship in Kenya in 2007 to 2008.

Rod and Mary Adam were married in 1980 and celebrated their first year of marriage in Liberia on the west coast of Africa. They have three children and one daughter-in-law. All are based in the US but have a love for Africa.

We believe that the most effective form of training is that which occurs one-on-one and in small groups. We are utilizing that approach to the greatest extent possible during our teaching in Africa.

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