Cohen wins UNC General Alumni Association's 2015 Faculty Service Award

Myron Cohen, MD, is associate vice chancellor for Global Health, director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology at UNC.

Cohen wins UNC General Alumni Association's 2015 Faculty Service Award click to enlarge Myron Cohen, MD

In his acceptance speech, Cohen acknowledged the role UNC played in his HIV research being named "Breakthrough of the Year" by the prestigious journal Science in 2011. 

Since 1990, the GAA's Faculty Service Award has recognized faculty members who have performed outstanding service for the University or the alumni association.

"When I came to UNC I could not have envisioned any of what I have described," Cohen said. "I was a 30-year-old assistant professor. But it all happened. And it was only possible because of the following: the support of my family, and especially my wife, Gail. It happened because of all my students and collaborators across UNC, and Malawi, and many other organizations as well. And mostly it happened because of my good fortune of coming to UNC.  I would not have been able to do this work anywhere else on this planet. So thank you for this recognition and thank you to UNC for making all of this possible."   

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