IAS Presidential Award(s)
The IAS Presidential Awards aim to recognize the achievements of individuals who demonstrate a long history of leadership and excellence as pioneers or advocates at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS. The awards highlight an individual’s contribution that results in increased knowledge, skills, creative solutions or evidence-based policies and programmes to enhance the global response to AIDS. The IAS Presidential Awards are recognition awards with no monetary value.
To be eligible for the award, the individual must meet the following criteria:
- The individual must be nominated by two or more members of the IAS Governing Council from at least two regions
- The nominee demonstrates a long history of leadership and excellence as a pioneer at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS
- The nominee demonstrates contributions to fostering of dialogue and debate that results in increased knowledge, skills and creative solutions in the response to AIDS
- The nominee demonstrates throughout their career that they act as a strong advocate for implementation of effective, evidence-based policies and programmes which enhance the global response to AIDS
Previous Award Winner
IAS Presidential Award 2010
Dr Jack Whitescarver, USA, for his outstanding commitment to the global fight against HIV and his pioneering work in the field. Dr Jack Whitescarver serves as both the NIH Associate Director for AIDS Research and as Director of the Office of AIDS Research.
“Dr Whitescarver has been a supporter of innovation in HIV research since the emergence of the epidemic. He has worked tirelessly to strengthen research capacity, to support the work of younger investigators and to ensure that new scientific research benefits the millions infected with HIV and AIDS
J. Montaner, IAS President (2008-2010)