The Research Award recognizes HIVMA members who have made outstanding contributions to HIV medicine in clinical or basic research. Nominees must actively be engaged in HIV research and must be junior to mid-career, such as an associate professor or its equivalent for an institution without a formal academic rank. The award will be based on innovation and originality and require demonstration of significant independent research (such as success in securing independent peer-reviewed grant funding) and productivity (such as publications in peer-reviewed journals). How to nominate a colleague.
Dr. Lo Re is a leading researcher, physician, and assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He is also co-director of the HIV/Viral Hepatitis Scientific Working Group within the Penn Center for AIDS Research, a senior scholar at the Penn Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and co-chair of the Liver Core of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study. His early work focused on antiviral adherence and adverse effects of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment in co-infected patients, including a 2011 study demonstrating the importance of treatment adherence on HCV virologic outcomes. Dr. Lo Re also developed new methods to identify liver-related outcomes, particularly decompensated cirrhosis, acute hepatic failure, and hepatocellular carcinoma, now used by researchers throughout North America. In his 2014 study, Dr. Lo Re demonstrated that despite effective antiretroviral therapy, HIV/ HCV co-infected patients had significantly higher rates of liver decompensation compared to those with HCV alone. Lo Re’s studies were the first to demonstrate that chronic HBV and HCV co-infection were associated with reduced bone mineral density in the setting of HIV, that chronic HBV and HCV monoinfection were associated with increased fracture rates, and that HIV/HBV and HIV/HCV co-infections were associated with high risk of fractures.
2015 - Ingrid V. Bassett, MD, MPH, FIDSA2014 - Deborah Persaud, MD2013 - lghovwerha Ofotokun, MD, MSc, FIDSA2012 - Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH, FIDSA2011 - Marshall Glesby, MD, PhD, FIDSA & Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc2010 - Peter W. Hunt, MD & David M. Smith, MD2009 - Benigno Rodriguez, MD2008 - Rochelle Walensky, MD2007 - Grace McComsey, MD2006 - Susan J. Little, MD2005 - Steven Deeks, MD2004 - Diane Havlir, MD
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