Arlington, VA (Vocus) December 5, 2006
Ambassador Mark Dybul, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, will be the keynote speaker at the 2nd Annual CRDF George Brown Award luncheon on Thursday, December 7, 2006. The noon luncheon will occur at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC; and is presented by the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF). More than 150 public health and science leaders are expected to attend the award luncheon.
The 2006 presentation honors the accomplishments of Dr. King K. Holmes of the University of Washington Department of Global Health, whose significant contributions to international health and wellness have transformed sexual and reproductive health research. Holmes' longstanding commitment, leadership and vision on global health issues have guided the successful development of collaborative research on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. Since 1976, the World Health Organization has relied upon his participation in virtually every key advisory panel related to STD and HIV issues, often as chairperson.
Ambassador Dybul leads the implementation of President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and has dedicated his career to the treatment of infectious diseases. He previously served as Acting U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, and held the positions of Deputy U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Assistant U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator. Ambassador Dybul also led the Department of Health and Human Services International Prevention of Mother and Child HIV Initiative.
The U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) is a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress and established in 1995 by the National Science Foundation. This unique public-private partnership promotes international scientific and technical collaboration, primarily between the United States and Eurasia, through grants, technical resources, and training.
More information is available at: http://www.crdf.org/georgebrown.