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The HIVMA Awards honor HIVMA members whose careers in research or clinical care and education have resulted in significant improvements or discoveries related to HIV care. Each year members are nominated by their peers and awarded by a committee who reviews their outstanding achievements. Award recipients will be presented at IDWeek 2022.

How to Nominate a Colleague

Nominations for the 2022 HIVMA Clinical Educator and Research Awards are due Monday, June 20, 2022.  Nominators and nominees must be members of HIVMA. Standing HIVMA Board and Awards Committee members are not eligible to receive awards. Awardees receive a $1,500 honorarium. For both awards, you will need:

  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae; and
  • A seconding nomination from another member. HIVMA staff may be able to help with identifying a seconding nomination. Please email us.

Clinical Educator Award

Submission Requirements
  • Please complete this online nomination form.Nominators should be prepared to describe the nominee’s impact outside of their institution or with a group with unmet needs and innovation in clinical education and/or teaching whether inside or outside of an academic setting. Seconding nominators can be less detailed in their statements of support.
  • Read about past awardees below.

Research Award

Submission Requirements
  • Please complete this online nomination form.Nominators should be prepared to describe the nominee’s independent research, innovation and originality in research and impact on the field of HIV research, including, including examples when appropriate. Seconding nominators can be less detailed in their statements of support.
  • 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.

Read about past awardees below.

HIVMA Clinical Educator Award

The Clinical Educator Award recognizes HIVMA members who have demonstrated significant achievement in the area of HIV clinical care and provider education. Significant achievement will be based on overall achievement and refer to contributions to the acquisition and dissemination of information on HIV disease that transcend a single institution.

2021 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award Winner

 

Roger Bedimo, MD, MS

Dr. Bedimo, in recognition of his dedicated and exemplary service contributions as an HIV clinician and researcher, as well as his deep commitment to mentoring the next generation of infectious diseases professionals and increasing equity and access in the field, was the recipient of the 2021 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award. This award recognizes HIVMA members who have demonstrated significant achievement in the area of clinical care and provider education.

Dr. Bedimo is a professor of medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern, the Section Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System in Dallas and the AIDS Clinical Trials Group Clinical Research Site Leader at Trinity Health and Wellness Center. He is also a chair of the Board of Directors of the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV and has served on the DHHS Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents since 2015 and the AIDS, Clinical Studies, and Epidemiology study section of the NIH since 2013. He is regarded as a leading authority in HIV infection, particularly in the realm of non-AIDS complications of HIV disease. He has spent much of his career focused on veteran health and currently serves as a principal investigator for a VA Merit grant on bone health in HIV patients.

Dr. Bedimo is a past director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program at the University of Texas Southwestern, a member of the IDSA Leadership Development Committee, past member of the IDSA Gender Disparities in ID Task Force, and past HIVMA representative to the IDSA Research Committee. He received his medical degree from the University Yaoundé in Cameroon, completed his residency in internal medicine at Wright State University Medical School, and completed his ID fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Bedimo also earned a Master of Science in parasitology from Tulane University.

Past HIVMA Clinical Educator Award Winners

2020- Adaora A. Adimora, M.D., MPH, FIDSA
2019- Carlos Del Rio, MD, FIDSA
2018- Rajesh T. Gandhi, MD
2017- Monica Gandhi MD, MPH
2016- Elaine J. Abrams, MD
2015- Peter A. Selwyn, MD, MPH
2014- Judith S. Currier, MD, MSc, FIDSA
2013- Joseph Eron, Jr., MD
2012- Roy M. Gulick, MD, MPH, FIDSA
2011- Kimberly Smith, MD, MPH
2010- Mark W. Kline, MD
2009- Paul E. Sax, MD
2008- Jeffrey L. Lennox, MD
2007- Alice Pau, PharmD
2006- Joel E. Gallant, MD, MPH, FIDSA
2005- Stephen Raffanti, MD
2004- Harold Henderson, MD

HIVMA Research Award

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).

2021 HIVMA Research Award Winner

 

Colleen Kelley, MD, MPH

Dr. Kelley, in recognition of her work as a clinician-scientist on HIV and STI transmission among men who have sex with men and racial and ethnic disparities in HIV prevention and intervention uptake, was recognized with the 2021 HIVMA Research Award. This award recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to HIV medicine in clinical or basic research early in their careers.

Dr. Kelley has made significant contributions to the scientific community’s understanding of the rectal inflammatory milieu as an important mediator of HIV acquisition for MSM and has spearheaded innovative studies exploring the differences due to hormone exposure for transgender women who have sex with men. She has led numerous NIH network studies at Emory University and is currently the principal investigator of four simultaneous NIH Research Project Grants. Dr. Kelley has a deep understanding of laboratory-based research, clinical trials, community based participatory research and has been a tireless champion for underserved populations in both clinical care and research participation.

Dr. Kelley is a tenured associate professor of medicine at Emory School of Medicine, an associate professor of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, an attending physician in the Infectious Diseases Consult Service at Grady Memorial Hospital, an affiliated scientist at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at the Emory Vaccine Center, and an investigator and co-director for Prevention Sciences at the Emory Center for AIDS Research. She also serves as an investigator at the Emory/CDC Clinical Trials Unit, the Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit, and the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network.

Dr. Kelley is a past member of the HIVMA Board of Directors, past member of IDSA’s Education Committee, and founder of the Atlanta nPEP/Prep Implementation Working Group. Dr. Kelley received her joint MD/MPH from Emory University, completed her residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and returned to Emory to complete her ID fellowship training. 

Past HIVMA Research Award Winners

2020- Gabriel Chamie, M.D., MPH
2019- Andrea Ciaranello, MD, MPH, FIDSA 
2018- Lisa Hightow- Weidman, MD, MPH
2017- Raphael J. Landovitz, MD, MSc
2016- Vincent Lo Re III, MD, MSc, FIDSA
2015- Ingrid V. Bassett, MD, MPH, FIDSA
2014- Deborah Persaud, MD
2013- lghovwerha Ofotokun, MD, MSc, FIDSA
2012- Kelly Gebo, MD, MPH, FIDSA
2011- Marshall Glesby, MD, PhD, FIDSA & Michael Mugavero, MD, MHSc
2010- Peter W. Hunt, MD & David M. Smith, MD
2009- Benigno Rodriguez, MD
2008- Rochelle Walensky, MD
2007- Grace McComsey, MD
2006- Susan J. Little, MD
2005- Steven Deeks, MD
2004- Diane Havlir, MD

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