HIV/AIDS Researcher Visits University of Rochester Medical Center

April 02, 2002

David D. Ho, M.D., visits the University of Rochester Medical Center this week as a Pfizer Visiting Professor in Infectious Diseases.

In addition to meeting with department faculty, he will give a Department of Medicine Grand Rounds titled "HIV Dynamics and Implications for Therapy," as well as a research seminar titled "Lymphocyte Dynamics in HIV and SIV Infection."

Author of more than 250 scientific publications, Ho has been a major contributor to the field of HIV/AIDS research and treatment. He is scientific director and CEO of the largest private HIV/AIDS research institute, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York. He also holds the Irene Diamond Professorship and a physician position at Rockefeller University.

The virologist was named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1996, and was awarded the Presidential Citizen Medal in 2001. Ho graduated from Cal Tech and Harvard Medical School, completed a medical residency at UCLA, and did a fellowship in infectious diseases at Massachusetts General. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Cal Tech and the Board of Overseers for Harvard University.

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