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Le Minh Giang, MD, Recognized for Pioneering Research in HIV/AIDS

At the 16th International AIDS Society Conference held in Toronto in August, Mailman School student Le Minh Giang, MD, was recognized as one of nine pioneering researchers involved in innovative HIV/AIDS research throughout the world. The award, co-sponsored by the International AIDS Society and the Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le SIDA (ANRS), was presented at a plenary session on HIV/AIDS prevention during the AIDS 2006 conference.

A core member of the Southeast Asia Consortium for Gender, Sexuality and Sexual Health, Dr. Giang's research within the Mailman School's Department of Sociomedical Sciences involves gender, sexuality, drug- and sex-related health issues among young people, social inequality in transitional society, and HIV risks among young male migrants using heroin in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Said IAS President Helene Gayle, "These awards not only recognize significant scientific accomplishments, but they also draw the world's attention to some of the most promising researchers working in HIV/AIDS in the world. The quality of work represented by the 2006 awardees is remarkable."

"We are proud and delighted that the International Conference on AIDS selected Le Minh Giang for his achievements in the field of HIV/AIDS," said Allan Rosenfield, MD, dean of the Mailman School. "This is a wonderful acknowledgement of his work, and we look forward to his continuing contributions on behalf of those suffering from the pandemic."

Dr. Giang is currently completing a PhD in sociomedical sciences, with a concentration in medical anthropology, under the supervision of Richard Parker, PhD, chair of the department.

"I congratulate Le Minh Giang on this most prestigious award and his exemplary accomplishments in the field," said Dr. Parker. "My colleagues and I are confident that he will have a major impact on HIV/AIDS research."

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