UNC Faculty Earn Awards during IDWeek Conference

Infectious diseases specialists from around the country gathered in San Francisco the first week of October for their annual IDWeek conference. During the meeting, David Weber, MD, MPH, and Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, were both honored with awards.

Infectious diseases specialists from around the country gathered in San Francisco the first week of October for their annual IDWeek conference.

During the meeting, David Weber, MD, MPH, a professor of medicine, pediatrics and epidemiology, received the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Senior Scholar Award. This award recognizes the work of an investigator/practitioner in infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology in practice for 15 years or more. Selection is based on the breadth and quality of the nominee's contributions to infection prevention/healthcare epidemiology.

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, an associate professor of medicine, received the HIV Medicine Association’s 2018 Research Award for her innovative and critical work improving HIV prevention in men who have sex with men. She leads the Behavior and Technology (BAT) Lab at UNC and the iTech Center, which designs studies using mobile technology to reach youth at risk for or living with HIV.

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