October 18, 2011

Margolis This Year's Koenig Visiting Professor

David Margolis, M.D., a prominent AIDS researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is this year’s M. Glenn Koenig Visiting Professor in Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt.

At 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, Margolis will deliver the Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds in room 1220 MRB III. His topic will be “Attacking persistent HIV infection: Towards a cure for AIDS.”

At 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, he will deliver the Medicine Grand Rounds in 208 Light Hall. The talk is entitled “The Solutions for the Fourth Decade of the HIV Pandemic: Prevention, Treatment, Cure.”

Margolis is professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, and Epidemiology, and is director of the Program in Translational Clinical Research in the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases at UNC.

He is a member of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, funded by UNC’s Clinical and Translational Science Award, and he is a project leader in the Martin Delaney Collaboratory, a consortium of research institutions based at UNC that aims to eradicate HIV infection.

The annual Koenig Visiting Professorship, hosted by the Division of Infectious Diseases, is named for the late M. Glenn Koenig, M.D., former division director and professor of Medicine.