Navigation Links
NIAID honors AIDS activist Martin Delaney
Date:1/22/2009

Martin Delaney, the founder and longtime director of the HIV advocacy/education organization Project Inform, has been presented with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director's Special Recognition Award for his many contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Mr. Delaney in 1985 founded Project Inform, a leading national HIV treatment and public policy information and advocacy organization based in San Francisco, and served as its Director until 2008.

He was a member of the NIAID AIDS Research Advisory Committee from 1991 to 1995, served on NIAID's National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Disease Council from 1995 to 1998, and also has served in other advisory roles for the Institute.

The NIAID Director's Special Recognition Award cites Mr. Delaney's "extraordinary contributions to framing the HIV research agenda, particularly with regard to antiretroviral drugs and access to treatment; exceptional efforts on behalf of HIV-infected people; and wise counsel while serving on NIAID advisory committees."

"Millions of people are now receiving life-saving antiretroviral medications from a treatment pipeline that Marty Delaney played a key role in opening and expanding," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. "Without his tireless work and vision, many more people would have perished from HIV/AIDS. He is a formidable activist and a dear friend. It is without hyperbole that I call Marty Delaney a public health hero."

"As a treatment advocate and activist, Marty always has been keenly analytical, well-informed, articulate, persistent, tough-minded, gracious and fair," Dr. Fauci adds. "With this award, NIAID thanks Marty for his advice, his boldness in asking hard questions (and demanding cogent answers), and for the countless hours he has devoted to helping NIAID, formally and informally, in our work in the fight against HIV/AIDS."

Mr. Delaney was one of the founders of the community-based HIV research movement and, through his work at Project Inform, led the way to HIV treatment education becoming widely available to patients and medical providers. He was a leader of the movement to accelerate Food and Drug Administration approval of promising drugs and a key player in the development of today's widely used Accelerated Approval regulations and Parallel Track system for providing experimental drugs to seriously ill people preceding formal FDA approval.

In recent years, among many other activities, Mr. Delaney has led the Fair Pricing Coalition to improve the accessibility of HIV medications, and has advocated for an aggressive research agenda to find a cure for AIDS.


'/>"/>

Contact: Greg Folkers
gfolkers@nih.gov
240-505-7684
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. NIAID funds $51M contract to create comprehensive model of immune responses
2. NIAID strengthens and expands Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units
3. NIAID scientists identify new cellular receptor for HIV
4. NIAID to convene HIV Vaccine Summit
5. NIAID describes research priorities to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis
6. NIAID to advance B-cell approach to HIV vaccines
7. NIAID creates HIV vaccine discovery branch
8. NIAID awards contracts to search for protein markers of disease
9. NIAID media availability: Seizures following parasitic infection associated with brain swelling
10. The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Honors Merck & Co., Inc. with Global Corporate Philanthropy Award
11. American Red Cross Honors Blood Collection Professionals During Blood Collectors Week 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
NIAID honors AIDS activist Martin Delaney
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... ... science and technology-enabled services supporting clinical research, today announces that 30 of ... aspects of the drug development lifecycle at upcoming industry conferences and webinars. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... Earlypicker is expanding its offerings ... shop for the hottest Korean cosmetics and fashion trends sweeping the nation. The decision ... already well-known for the great offerings that allow Koreans everywhere to look their best ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... ... “The Majestic Unicorn”: a poignant book that describes what happened to the animals—specifically ... author, Dayna Chantel, an artist and a writer. , Chantel shares, “Animals of all ... ark-vessel. Male and female, no matter what species, they were chosen to be saved. ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... ... September 25, 2017 , ... Emerald Ash Borers kill Ash trees in ... seen throughout the Philadelphia region. A video by Rob Nagy, ISA Certified Arborist at ... trees. While several are dead or showing signs of decline from Emerald Ash Borers, ...
(Date:9/24/2017)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... September 23, 2017 , ... Throughout ... do no harm. , Every day, physicians, nurses and other providers work to ... treatments and innovative industry processes. , But U.S. Senators today are threatening to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/18/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... the fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, ... a protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... distantly related to seasonal influenza and presents ... rely on prior exposure to be effective. ...
(Date:9/9/2017)... -- ... Washington DC ... 12 th – Monday, September 18 th .The Brain Tumor Foundation ... scans to the public.Where:  BTF,s Mobile MRI Unit ... Street NW, Washington, D.C.What:BTF brings its nationwide initiative, the Road to Early ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... Sept. 7, 2017 Caris Life Sciences, ... fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... benefits of its molecular profiling approach in guiding ... genomic profiling plus (CGP+) with Caris Molecular Intelligence ... on a molecular level, leading to more therapeutic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: