Dr. Carlos del Rio, Hubert Professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, is the 2019 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award recipient. The annual award recognizes HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) members who have demonstrated significant achievement in the area of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) clinical care and provider education. Significant achievement is based on overall achievement and refers to contributions to the acquisition and dissemination of information on HIV that transcends a single institution.
Del Rio has been a researcher and educator focused on HIV care for nearly 30 years, and is nationally and internationally recognized as an authority and an advocate for HIV prevention and care. Dr. Del Rio is the principal investigator and co-director of the Emory Center for (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) AIDS Research. Outside of the university, he’s a member of the core faculty and the board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, chair of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board, HIV/AIDS chief editor for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, associate editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases, and member of the editorial board of both the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Global Public Health. Dr. del Rio is past chair and member of the HIVMA Board of Directors and a past member of Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Board of Directors.
Del Rio’s research focuses on the early diagnosis, access to care, engagement of care, compliance with antiretrovirals, and the prevention of HIV infection. Lately, he has become actively engaged in addressing the opioid epidemic and has devoted time and efforts to educate infectious disease clinicians on this important topic.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on October 04