I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Judith Aberg as the Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Aberg is Professor of Medicine and has served as the Interim Director since January. She also serves as Principal Investigator of an NIAID-supported AIDS Clinical Trials Unit (ACTU) at the NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Aberg earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University and completed Internal Medicine residency and a year as Chief Medical Resident at the Cleveland Clinic. She then completed an Infectious Disease fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine. Following her fellowship, Dr. Aberg was appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Co-Principal Investigator of the ACTU at UCSF. She returned to Washington University as Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of HIV Services. In 2004, Dr. Aberg joined the faculty at NYU and also serves as the Director of Virology for the Bellevue Hospital Center and the South Manhattan Healthcare Network.
Dr. Aberg has completed over 70 research studies, and currently holds grants to support 30 ongoing projects. In addition, Dr. Aberg is an Editor for HIV Clinical Trials, and serves on editorial boards and as an ad hoc reviewer for multiple biomedical journals. She is considered a leader in the scientific community through her ongoing clinical research activities in HIV-related opportunistic infections, liver disease, and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Aberg has a well-established reputation as a scientific leader and frequently lectures at international and national HIV/AIDS conferences, symposia, and workshops. As a member and chair of several panels, Dr. Aberg has been instrumental in developing national, state and local guidelines. She currently serves as Chair-elect of the HIV Medicine Association, an organization representing over 3600 HIV providers advocating for policies to ensure a comprehensive response to the AIDS pandemic informed by science and social justice.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Aberg in her new role as Division Director!
Martin J. Blaser, M.D.