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The Legacy of Sexually Transmitted Disease Research: Lessons From Guatemala and Dr Thomas Parran The American STD Association Distinguished Career Award Lecture

Zenilman, Jonathan M. MD

doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000000063
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From the Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

I would like to thank Avi Zenilman for his assistance in researching the background of Dr Thomas Parran and for editorial assistance. Dr Susan Reverby provided continual advice and insights. Valerie Bonham and the staff of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues provided me with a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to work on thisincredible project. Lin Rucker and Ed Horowitz provided invaluable assistance in preparing the manuscript. My colleagues at American STD Association and the International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research, especially Drs Bradley Stoner, Jeanne Marrazzo, and Julius Schachter, have provided continual support, and I am grateful for this award and the opportunity to deliver this address. I dedicate this address to my mentor, Dr William McCormack, who advised me 31 years ago to pursue a career in public health, infectious diseases, and sexually transmitted disease and who has been a source of continual advice and wisdom.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Jonathan M. Zenilman, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, MFL Center Tower 381, 5200 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224. E-mail: jzenilma@jhmi.edu.

Received for publication September 19, 2013, and accepted October 17, 2013.

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