UNC researcher among top 100 African-American leaders list

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 — Adaora Adimora, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and clinical professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by “The Root” magazine as one of the top 100 African-American leaders.

UNC researcher among top 100 African-American leaders list click to enlarge Adaora A. Adimora, M.D., M.P.H.

Adaora Adimora, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and clinical professor of epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected by “The Root” magazine as one of the top 100 African-American leaders.

“The Root,”edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr., Ph.D., distinguished professor at Harvard University,is a daily online magazine provides news commentary from a variety of black perspectives. “The Root 100” is a new honor that highlights the leadership and service of African-American men and women whose work impacts their communities and the world.

Adimora, who received a medical degree from Yale University and a master of public health from UNC’s public health school, was honored for her research in HIV/AIDS. She has researched the spread of HIV in minority communities and attributed the rapid spread of the virus to poverty and racism.

For a photo of Adimora, go to: http://uncnews.unc.edu/images/stories/news/health/2009/adimora_adaora.jpg

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, (919) 966-7467, ramona_dubose@unc.edu

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