May 28, 2014 — Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, has been elected to the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society.
The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals who are working together to end the HIV epidemic, applying scientific evidence and best practice at every level of the HIV response.
IAS Governing Council members are elected from five geographic regions. Adimora is one of two members newly elected to represent the United States and Canada. She will serve a four-year term.
Adaora Adimora is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist with specialty training and extensive clinical experience in HIV. She is a professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also a faculty affiliate of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Adimora ‘s research focuses on social, behavioral, and biomedical factors that influence risk of acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. She has led population-based studies and community-based research in HIV epidemiology and prevention.
A fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), she chairs the Women at Risk Committee for the National Institutes of Health’s HIV Prevention Trials Network Women at Risk Committee and in 2012 was elected vice chair of the HIV Medicine Association. She also serves on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Antiretroviral Treatment Guidelines Panel, the editorial board of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, and the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Advisory Council. In 2013 she was appointed to the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
In 2009 The Root (a publication of the Washington Post Company) named Dr. Adimora to its inaugural list of The Root 100, its recognition of “established and emerging African-American leaders who are making extraordinary contributions.”