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Rutgers: Alum Receives Teddy DePrince Award from AIDS Education & Training Center

Rutgers School of Public Health Alum, Ms. Deloris Dockrey, has been honored with the 2019 Teddy DePrince Award from the AIDS Education and Training Center.

The Award is named in memory of a South Jersey resident who died in 2004 at age 24 due to complications of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome( HIV/AIDS), which he contracted in the 1980s while undergoing blood transfusions to treat his hemophilia.

Ms. Dockrey is the Hyacinth Foundation’s Health & Wellness Clinic Director, a new initiative in Newark that provides HIV medical care for the community in an AIDS service organization. She was formally the Director of Community Organizing at the Foundation, which is New Jersey’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization providing support services in seven cities across the state.

Ms. Dockrey has been committed to ending the AIDS epidemic, serving on numerous boards, councils, and committees including, Governor Phil Murphy’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and Related Blood-Borne Pathogens and the New Jersey and Newark EMA Clinical Quality Improvement Committees. She is a steering committee member for the Ryan White Policy Project of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law.

She received her Master of Public Health Degree from the Rutgers School of Public Health in 2002.

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