July 8, 2011 – Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH, professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at UNC, has been appointed to the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Adimora, who is also professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve a four-year term on the council, which includes 18 voting members with diverse perspective on science, health, and the human impact of disease.
The NIAID Advisory Council advises on policy and programs, performs second-level reviews, and develops concepts for PAs, RFAs, and RFPs.
NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIH is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.
To learn more about NIAID visit http://www.niaid.nih.gov
Center for Infectious Diseases contact: Lisa Chensvold, (919) 843-5719, firstname.lastname@example.org