Peter Leone appointed to board of National Coalition of STD Directors

February 26, 2008 — Dr. Peter A. Leone, an expert on sexually transmitted diseases and an associate professor in the UNC schools of Medicine and Public Health, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD).

The coalition is a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Based in Washington, D.C. , the NCSD advocates for effective policies, strategies, and sufficient resources for STD programs and works to increase awareness of their medical and social impact.

As a member of the board, Leone will serve a two-year term and will be involved in setting directions for the organization, drafting new guidelines and serving in an advisory capacity at the national level for STD policy. He is also medical director of the HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

NCSD Web site:

Note: Leone can be reached at (919) 966-2536 or

School of Medicine contact: Stephanie Crayton, (919) 966-2860,
News Services contact: Patric Lane, (919) 962-8596,