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amfAR Appoints New Leadership as AIDS Research Organization Extends Its Global Reach
Date:10/3/2007

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced several key appointments to its staff and volunteer leadership.

Chairman of the Board Kenneth Cole named Sharon Stone to the position of Global Fundraising Chairman and announced the election of Natasha Richardson and Diana L. Taylor to the Foundation's Board of Trustees. They join such esteemed colleagues on amfAR's board as legendary performer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte and Edward L. Milstein, a major force in the business life of New York City. On the staff side, Kevin Robert Frost has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Rear Admiral Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A., (ret.), has been named Senior Medical and Policy Advisor.

"I am very pleased that amfAR continues to grow and expand its capacity to address the global AIDS epidemic," Mr. Cole said. "These appointments will bring new vigor to the organization and help reaffirm amfAR's position as a leader in AIDS research and an influential voice for people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide."

Kevin Frost was previously Vice President for Global Initiatives at amfAR and has been Interim CEO since March 2007. Prior to joining the Foundation in September 1994, Mr. Frost spent four years at New York University Medical Center where he worked primarily on clinical research studies of cytomegalovirus retinitis in people with HIV/AIDS. He also served for a year as the inpatient care coordinator of the AIDS program at New York City's Bellevue Hospital.

Mr. Frost lived and worked extensively in Asia, where he facilitated the development of TREAT Asia, a network of more than 50 hospitals, community clinics, NGOs, and health care facilities, working together with civil society in 17 countries to build capacity for scaling up treatment efforts in the region. He served as a member of the international advisory committee for the 2004 International AIDS Conference in Barcelona and was a
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