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JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: January 2016 - Volume 71 - Issue - p 3–12
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17th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Welcome to the 17th Annual International Meeting of the Institute of Human Virology's (IHV) Awards Banquet. My colleagues and I are proud to present IHV's Lifetime Achievement Awards for Scientific Contributions & Public Service during this special evening. This year, IHV's faculty elected two very deserving, internationally renowned individuals who also happen to be my personal friends.

We are presenting for the first time two Lifetime Achievement Awards for Scientific Contributions & Public Service. This year, IHV's faculty elected Anthony S. Fauci, MD and Harald zur Hausen, MD to receive our annual honor, both of whom presented special lectures during the meeting today.

Dr. Fauci, as Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for more than 30 years, has administered a comprehensive research portfolio targeting the prevention, detection, and treatment of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS. He has made major contributions to the field of clinical immunology, such as in Wegner's granulomatosis, early in his career—culminating in his work on HIV/AIDS pathogenesis.

Prof. zur Hausen, a virologist and cancer researcher, was the Scientific Director of the German Cancer Research Center from 1983 to 2003. He has pioneered research in papillomaviruses most notably the link between human papillomaviruses (HPV) and cervical cancer. His research helped lead to the development of the HPV vaccine in 2006. In 2008, Prof. zur Hausen was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Uniquely at this year's Gala, we will premiere a seven minute film entitled “From Past to Future: Snapshots from the Institute of Human Virology” by Staffan Hildebrand, a Swedish film producer who has been documenting the AIDS pandemic since 1986.

Thank you for joining us as we honor these two pioneers for their achievements in human health and for your participation in IHV's Annual International Meeting.

Sincerely,

Robert C. Gallo, MD

Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine Director

Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Co-founder & Scientific Director

Global Virus Network

William A. Blattner, MD

Professor and Associate Director

Institute of Human Virology

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Mission Statement

The Institute of Human Virology was established to create and develop a world-class center of excellence focusing on chronic viral diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, and virally-linked cancers.

The IHV is dedicated to the discovery, research, treatment and prevention of these diseases.

Its unique structure seeks to connect cohesive, multi-disciplinary research and clinical programs so that new treatments are streamlined from discovery to patient. The IHV serves patients locally and the scientific community globally.

Robert C. Gallo, MD

Director

William A. Blattner, MD

Associate Director, Director

Division of Epidemiology and Prevention

Robert R. Redfield, MD

Associate Director, Director

Division of Clinical Care and Research

Joseph L. Bryant, DVM

Director

Division of Animal Models

George Lewis, PhD

Co-Director

Division of Basic Science and Vaccine Research

Wuyuan Lu, PhD

Co-Director

Division of Basic Science

Eric Sundberg, PhD

Co-Director

Division of Basic Science

C. David Pauza, PhD

Associate Director of Faculty Development

Dave Wilkins

Chief Operating Officer

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Institute of Human Virology (IHV) Board of Advisors

Terry Lierman (Chair)

Peter Angelos, Esquire

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, Esquire

Robert Charrow, Esquire

Greenberg-Traurig, LLP

Barbara J. Culliton

Science Journalist and Policy Consultant

The Honorable Elijah Cummings

United States House of Representatives

John Evans

Evans Telecommunications

Robert E. Fischell, ScD

Fischell Biomedical, LLC

The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa

Retired, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Michael Greenebaum

Greenebaum Enterprises

Stewart Greenebaum

Emeritus

William Hall, MD, PhD

University College Dublin

The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings

Retired Unsited States Senator

Harry Huge

Harry Huge Law Firm LLP

Mark H. Kaplan, MD

University of Michigan Health System

Sheilah Kast

Maryland Morning, WYPR

William E. “Brit” Kirwan, PhD

Retired Chancellor, University System of Maryland

The Honorable Nancy Kopp

Maryland State Treasurer

Ray Lewis

Former National Football League Player

Henry Lowe, PhD

Bio-Tech R&D Institute Limited

Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol

Mahidol University, Thailand

John McHutchison, MD

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Timothy Moynahan, Esquire

The Moynahan Law Firm, LLC

Franco Nuschese

Georgetown Entertainment Group

Joseph S. Pagano, MD

University of North Carolina

Peter Palese, PhD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

James Pinkerton

RATE Coalition

Ellen Ratner

Talk Radio News Service

The Honorable Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Mayor of Baltimore

The Honorable Edward “Chip” Robertson Jr[LINE SEPARATOR]

Bartimus, Frickleton, Robertson & Gorny

The Honorable Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend

Retired Lieutenant Governor of Maryland

Jeffrey B. Trammell

Trammell and Company

Lenny Wilkens

National Basketball Association Hall of Fame Coach and Player

Steve Wozencraft

John O'Donnell Associates, LLC

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IHV Scientific Advisory Board

Michael S. Saag, PhD

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Center for AIDS Research

Mario Stevenson, PhD

University of Miami

Sten Vermund, MD, PhD

Vanderbilt University

Joseph Pagano, MD (Chair)

University of North Carolina

Edward A. Berger, PhD

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Willi K. Born, PhD

National Jewish Health

William DeGrado, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Max Essex, DVM, PhD

Harvard AIDS Institute

Warner Greene, MD, PhD

Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology

Mark Kaplan, MD

University of Michigan Health System

Michel Klein, PhD

VaxiBio, Inc

Douglas Nixon, MD, PhD

The George Washington University

Erling C. J. Norrby, MD, PhD

Secretary General, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

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Organizing Committee

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is grateful for the assistance provided by our International and Local Organizing Committees.

Robert C. Gallo, MD, Chair

William Blattner, MD, Co-Chair

Luigi Buonaguro, MD

National Cancer Institute, “Fondazione Pascale”

Carl Dieffenbach, PhD

Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Jose Esparza, MD, PhD

Institute of Human Virology

Salim Karim, MD, PhD

Centre for the AIDS[LINE SEPARATOR]Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)

Clara Lehmann, MD

University of Cologne

John Moore, PhD

Weill Cornell Medical College

Carlo Federico Perno, MD, PhD

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD

Johns Hopkins University

Sten Vermund, MD, PhD

Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Local Organizing Committee

Institute of Human Virology

Baltimore, MD

Robert C. Gallo, MD, Chair

William Blattner, MD, Co-Chair

Man Charurat, PhD

Anthony Devico, PhD

Shyam Kottilil, MD, PhD

Wuyuan Lu, PhD

Rebecca Nowak, PhD

David Pauza, PhD

David Riedel, MD

Fabio Romerio, PhD

Eric Sundberg, PhD

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Communications and Press Policy

To enhance the exchange of information and communication among attendees of the Institute of Human Virology Annual International Meeting, the following must be adhered to by all participants:

  • All comments at sessions are off-the-record and are not for attribution.
  • No coverage, reporting or publication of scientific data or presentations at the Institute of Human Virology Annual Meeting is permitted without the written consent of the presenter(s) and Nora Grannell (info below). This rule applies to all forms of media, including blogging, tweeting, etc.

Alternatively, if the content does not contain information about non-published data, or comments made during the closed meeting, all forms of media are acceptable without written consent. [LINE SEPARATOR]One-on-one interviews with scientists and media may be arranged by contacting Nora Grannell, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Institute of Human Virology, (410) 706–1954 or ngrannell@ihv.umaryland.edu. Those registering for the meeting as “press” must provide their credentials within 3 days to ihvmeeting@ihv.umaryland.edu.

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Special Acknowledgements

The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland would like to thank the following organizations. Without their continued and generous support, this meeting would not be possible.

Office of AIDS Research

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases*

Division of AIDS, NIH

Gilead

Sanofi Pasture

National Institute on Drug Abuse

AstraZeneca*

AZ support is for educational purposes only

Profectus BioSciences, Inc

Merck

Abbott Molecular

AbbVie

Sysmex Global

The Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

Germfree

*Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 5 R13 AI 046078—16 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.

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The 2015 IHV Lifetime Achievement Award for Scientific Contributions and Public Service

Harald zur Hausen, MD

Harald zur Hausen was born on March 11, 1936 in Gelsenkirchen-Buer, Germany. He studied Medicine at the Universities of Bonn, Hamburg and Düsseldorf and received his MD in 1960. After his internship he worked as postdoc at the Institute of Microbiology in Düsseldorf, subsequently in the Virus Laboratories of the Children's Hospital in Philadelphia where he was later appointed as Assistant Professor. After a period of 3 years as a senior scientist at the Institute of Virology of the University of Würzburg, he was appointed in 1972 as Chairman and Professor of Virology at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 1977 he moved to a similar position to the University of Freiburg. From 1983 until 2003 he was appointed as Scientific Director of the Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center) in Heidelberg. He retired from this position in 2003.

He received a number of national and international awards, among them the Robert-Koch-Price, the Charles S. Mott Price of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundaton, the[LINE SEPARATOR]Federation of the European Cancer Societies Clinical Research Award, the Paul-Ehrlich-Ludwig Darmstädter-Price, the Jung-Price, Hamburg, the Charles Rudolphe Brupbacher Price, Zürich, the Prince Mahidol Award, Bangkok, the Raymond Bourgine Award, Paris, the Coley-Award, New York, the Life Science Achievement Award of the American Association for Cancer Research, San Diego, and the Nobel-Prize for Medicine, 2008.

He received 32 honorary doctorates from the Universities of Chicago, USA, Umeå, Sweden, Prague, Czech Republic, Salford, United Kingdom, Helsinki, Finland, Erlangen-Nürnberg and Würzburg, both Germany, Ferrara, Italy, Melbourne, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentine, Salerno, Italy, Warsaw, Poland, Madrid, Spain, Bucamaranga, Columbia, Los Angeles, USA, Jerusalem, Israel, Besancon, France, Valdivia, Chile, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Antwerp, Belgium, Pisa, Italy, New York, USA, Ioanina, Greece, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, Porto Allegre, Brazil, Athens, Greece, Guadalajara, Mexico, Patras, Greece, Nishny Nowgorod, Russia, Pleven, Bulgaria, Tomsk, Siberia and Warwick, United Kingdom.

He is an elected member of various academies LEOPOLDINA, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Venezuela National Academy of Medicine, American Philosophical Society, National Academy of Medicine (USA), Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the research organizations EMBO and HUGO, and became an Honorary Member of a number of biomedical scientific societies. A large number of Special Lectures and Visiting Professorships, Memberships in Editorial Boards and active involvements in the organization of international meetings complement his curriculum.

From 1989 to 1991 he was chairing the Association of National Research Centres, in Bonn, Germany. From 1993 to 1996 he was President of the Organization of European Cancer Institutes. From 2000 to 2009 zur Hausen was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cancer, and from 2006 to 2009 he was member of the Board of Directors of the International Union against Cancer (UICC). From 2003 to 2009 he was Vice-President of the German National Academy for Natural Sciences and Medicine LEOPOLDINA in Halle. Since 2006 he is a member of the National Science Tansfer and Development Agency in Bangkok, Thailand.

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The 2015 IHV Lifetime Acheivement Award for Scientific Contributions and Public Service

Anthony S. Fauci, MD

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. Since his appointment as NIAID director in 1984, Dr. Fauci has overseen an extensive research portfolio devoted to preventing, diagnosing, and treating infectious and immune-mediated diseases. Dr. Fauci also is chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, where he has made numerous important discoveries related to HIV/AIDS and is one of the most-cited scientists in the field. Dr. Fauci serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services on global AIDS issues, and on initiatives to bolster medical and public health preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza. He was one of the principal architects of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has already been responsible for saving millions of lives throughout the developing world.

Dr. Fauci is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his scientific and global health accomplishments, including the National Medal of Science, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has been awarded 38 honorary doctoral degrees and is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 1200 scientific publications, including several major textbooks.

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Previous Recipients of IHV Lifetime Achievement Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards for Scientific Contributions

1999 George Klein, MD, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

2000 Maurice Hilleman, PhD, Merck Research Laboratories, Sumneytown, Pennsylvania, USA

2001 Hilary Koprowski, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2002 Alexander Rich, MD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

2003 Jan Svoboda, PhD, DSc, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague, Czech Republic

2004 Paul Zamecnik, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2005 Manfred Eigen, PhD, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Germany

2006 Maxine Singer, PhD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

2008 Isaac P. Witz, PhD, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010 Rino Rappuoli, PhD, Novartis Vaccines, Sienna, Italy

2011 Max Essex, DVM, PhD, Harvard AIDS Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

2012 Thomas A. Waldmann, MD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

2013 Vadim I. Agol, MD, PhD, DSc, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

2014 William Paul, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service

2004 Stewart Greenebaum, Greenebaum and Rose Associates, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2006 Martin Delaney, Project Inform, San Francisco, California, USA

2008 John D. Evans, Evans Telecommunication Company, Miami, Florida, The Honorable Robert K. Gray, Gray and Company II, Miami, Florida, USA

2010 Harry Huge, Esq., The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina, USA

2011 Bernadine Healy, MD, In Memoriam, Former Director National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

2012 Yi Zeng, PhD, China Centers for Disease Control, Beijing, China

2013 José G. Esparza, MD, PhD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA

2014 John Martin, PhD, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, California, USA

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One-Time Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching

2010 Michele LaPlaca, MD, Institute of Microbiology of the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Medical Education, Clinical Care and Clinical Research

2012 John G. Bartlett, MD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

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