Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, FIDSA, is the recipient of the prestigious 2008 MacArthur Fellowship. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. The purpose of the MacArthur Fellows Program is to enable recipients to exercise their own creative instincts for the benefit of human society. Dr. El-Sadr has developed a multi-pronged approach to treating HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB). She is also recognized internationally for her leadership in preventing maternal-child HIV transmission. Dr. El-Sadr is currently the director of the
Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, FIDSA, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Comprised of top health experts and life scientists, the IOM serves as an adviser to the nation to improve health and promote health-related research. Dr. Edwards is currently professor of pediatrics at
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