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ada adimora headshotProfessor Ada Adimora is this year’s Thomas Jefferson Award recipient. A Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Dr. Adimora’s research focuses on the epidemiology of STDs and HIV in woman and under-served populations in order to reduce transmission rates using community-based approaches. In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which is regarded as one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.