16 July 2010 (Vienna, Austria) The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today the ten winners of four prestigious scientific awards, to be presented at plenary sessions during the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010). Presented by the IAS and partners, these awards recognize scientists involved in innovative HIV and AIDS research throughout the world. "The quality of work represented by the 2010 awardees is remarkable," said IAS President Julio Montaner. "The IAS hopes to draw the world's attention to these individuals and to their significant scientific accomplishments, as well as to the continued need for innovation in all of the major areas of HIV and AIDS research, represented by the six conference programme tracks."
Award winners will be available for interview after their award presentations and at other mutually convenient times.
About the Awards
Women, Girls and HIV Investigator Prize
Date: Tuesday, 20 July
Tuesday, 20 July, Session Room 1, 08:55 (before Plenary)
Presented by Annie Lennox, Singer/Songwriter/Activist, Founder of The SING Campaign: A Voice for HIV/AIDS Women and Children and UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador.
The Women, Girls and HIV Investigator Prize is offered jointly by the IAS-Industry Liaison Forum and UNAIDS, and supported by the International Centre for Research on Women and the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS. The US$2,000 prize is awarded to an investigator from a low-income or middle-income country whose abstract demonstrates excellence in research and/or practice that addresses women, girls and gender issues related to HIV and AIDS. This prize serves to highlight the challenges faced by women and girls in this epidemic and to encourage investigators from low- and middle-income countries to pursue research in this area.
The winner of the Women, Girls and HIV Investigator Prize is:
Naina Rani, Ind
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