August 29, 2011

SOPH faculty named to national AIDS council

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Craig Wilson, M.D., professor in the UAB Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health, has been appointed to the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council for the term beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and ending Sept. 30, 2015.

Wilson’s expertise in HIV is related to his 15-year leadership of domestic programs for prevention and management of HIV infections in adolescents, particularly those infected through risk behaviors. In addition, he works on capacity building programs and sustainable interventions for HIV in Zambia in collaboration with the University of Zambia School of Medicine and the Ministry of Health.

“Dr. Wilson’s extensive work in Zambia, in particular, will bring an important perspective and recognition of his many important contributions. We are delighted and honored that he will be representing the School of Public Health and UAB,” says Max Michael, M.D., dean of Public Health.

The Office of AIDS Research, created by the NIH Revitalization Act of 1993 to plan, coordinate and evaluate the NIH AIDS-research programs, advises the director of the OAR. Previous appointees from UAB were Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Saag, M.D.

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