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The HIVMA Leadership 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. Both awards are presented at IDWeek.

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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. 

2019 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award Winner


Dr. Carlos del Rio, FIDSA

Dr. del Rio is a professor of medicine in the Emory University School of Medicine, professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, a member of the core faculty and board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, and for 17 years has served as the principal investigator of Emory’s AIDS International Training and Research Program developing public health and HIV training opportunities for clinicians from the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Zambia. Dr. del Rio is a leading authority on challenges across the HIV care continuum and on providing care to vulnerable populations, and as a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel for Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV, his input and advocacy have influenced care nationwide. An early adopter of social media who has lectured on its educational uses, he uses the platforms to share newly presented or published findings and disseminate information on public health issues and developments.

He is a past chair and member of the HIVMA Board of Directors, a past member of the IDSA Board of Directors and a past member of the IDSA Education Committee. Dr. del Rio received a medical degree from Universidad La Salle in Mexico City and completed his residency, chief residency, and ID fellowship training at Emory University.

Past HIVMA Clinical Educator Award Winners

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).

2019 HIVMA Research Award Winner


Hightow  Thompson.jpgAndrea L. Ciaranello, MD, MPH, FIDSA

Dr. Ciaranello is  a physician-scientist, for pioneering research identifying effective approaches to care for women and children with HIV. An associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious diseases physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ciaranello leads the Maternal-Child Health research program within the hospital’s Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications modeling group. She has developed computer simulation models to address clinical and policy questions in the care of women with HIV and their children and researched cost-effective approaches to perinatal infection, care for HIV-exposed and HIV-infected children, and treatment and prevention among adolescents living with HIV or at higher risks of infection. Her work has influenced care and treatment guidelines nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ciaranello is co-chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission, and lead author for recommendations on preferred antiretroviral regimens during pregnancy. She is a member of the UNAIDS Technical Reference Group for Pediatric HIV Modeling and Estimates and the founding director of the Perinatal Infectious Disease Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she provides care for patients with HIV and other infections during pregnancy.

Dr. Ciaranello earned her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Davis, and clinical and research fellowship training in infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She received a master of public health from the Harvard School of Public

Past HIVMA Research Award Winners

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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