AIDS Researcher Recognized
Published September 2003
Judith Feinberg, MD, professor of medicine in the
Department of Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases at the
UC College of Medicine is the recipient of the 2003 Constance B. Wofsy
Women's Health Investigator Award.
The award was established by the international Adult
AIDS Clinical Trials Group (AACTG) to honor the memory of Dr. Connie
Wofsy. The award recognizes investigators who have made significant
contributions to research in HIV-infected women and who embody
qualities exemplified by Dr. Wofsy. Awardees have demonstrated ability
mentoring junior investigators. They are involved in on-going clinical
care and research for HIV-positive women.
"It is a special honor to receive this award because I
was a friend and colleague of Connie's," said Dr. Feinberg. "As the
number of women with HIV continues to increase, it is even more
important to study HIV as it affects women.
"Mentoring young investigators is crucial to ensuring
that there are other well-trained investigators who can continue this
Dr. Feinberg, a native of Middletown, Conn., received
her MD from Rush Medical College in Chicago. She came to UC in 1995
from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research. She is in charge of
HIV/AIDS clinical research at UC and she is the principal investigator
for the AIDS Clinical Trials Unit, which has been continuously funded
by NIH since 1987.
Dr. Feinberg's AIDS research, and her contributions to
this growing body of knowledge have played an important role in the
advancements in fighting the disease.
The AACTG, the largest HIV clinical trials organization
in the world, plays a major role in setting standards of care for HIV
infection and opportunistic diseases related to HIV/AIDS in the United
States and the developed world. The AACTG has been pivotal in providing
the data necessary for the approval of therapeutic agents, as well as
the treatment and prevention strategies, for many opportunistic
infections and malignancies.
The AACTG is composed of, and directed by, leading
clinical scientists in HIV/AIDS therapeutic research. For more
information, visit http://aactg.s-3.com/.