Governor Andrew M. Cuomo selected Dr. Robert Fullilove, professor of sociomedical sciences, to a task force that will work to implement the plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York. Consisting of experts and community advocates from across New York, members of the task force will perform public outreach and awareness campaigns in support of the effort to reduce the number of new HIV infections to 750 per year by 2020. In June, Governor Cuomo announced a three-point plan to decrease new HIV infections. Although the number of new HIV infections has been declining for a number of years, the total number of New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS has continued to increase.
Dr. Fullilove, who is also Mailman School associate dean for community and minority affairs, has authored numerous articles in the area of minority health and served on the Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences.