Michael S. Saag, MD, FIDSA, was awarded the 2010 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) President’s Medal in December 2010 in recognition of his role as a leader and pioneer in AIDS research. One of the highest honors bestowed by UAB, the President’s Medal recognizes individuals who have attained scholarly distinction and/or have rendered distinguished service to the university.
Dr. Saag holds the Jim Straley Endowed Chair in AIDS Research and directs the William C. Gorgas Center for Geographic Medicine and the Center for AIDS Research. He currently serves on the International AIDS Society-USA Board of Directors, is a member of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Guidelines Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy, and serves on numerous state, local, and national committees. Dr. Saag is the immediate past chair of the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA).
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