Episode 140 - Carlos del Rio, MD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)


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Episode 140 - Dr. Carlos del Rio. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Dr. Carlos del Rio. Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, Hubert Professor and chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Del Rio has been a researcher and educator focused on HIV care for nearly 30 years, and is nationally and internationally recognized as an authority and an advocate for HIV prevention and care. A natural communicator, del Rio is routinely referenced as an expert in the areas of HIV/AIDS, is regularly cited in the news media, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences nationwide. Del Rio is the principal investigator and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research. Outside of the university, he’s a member of the core faculty and the board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, chair of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board, HIV/AIDS chief editor for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases, associate editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases, and member of the editorial board of both the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Global Public Health. Del Rio is past chair and member of the HIVMA Board of Directors and a past member of IDSA Board of Directors. Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico where he was Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico (CONASIDA, the Federal agency of the Mexican Government responsible for AIDS Policy throughout Mexico), from 1992 through 1996. He was also a member of the Program Coordinating Board of UNAIDS (1995 -97). Over the course of his career, del Rio has co-authored 5 books, 30 book chapters, and published nearly 350 peer-reviewed publications and has been recognized through numerous awards, including election to the National Academy of Medicine, his selection for the Ohtli Award (one of the highest awards given by the government of Mexico), Emory University’s Jefferson Award, and Emory School of Medicine’s 2017 Faculty Mentoring Award. Del Rio’s research focuses on the early diagnosis, access to care, engagement of care, compliance with antiretrovirals, and the prevention of HIV infection. He has become actively engaged in addressing the opioid epidemic and has devoted time and efforts to educate infectious disease clinicians on this important topic. He has been active educating the public about SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 Pandemic through traditional and digital media. Dr. del Rio's Twitter account: https://twitter.com/CarlosdelRio7 Dr. del Rio's suggested websites for information about SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 Pandemic: * https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html * https://www.idsociety.org/ Bio information compiled from: * https://sph.emory.edu/news/news-release/2019/10/hivma-award.html * http://vaccines.emory.edu/faculty-evc/primary-faculty/del_rio_carlos.html The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.

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