IAVI announces appointment of Dr. Robin Weiss as Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee

   The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced the appointment of Dr. Robin Weiss as Chair of its Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) effective July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2016. In this capacity, Dr. Weiss will also serve as the SAC representative to the IAVI Board of Directors. Dr. Weiss is Emeritus Professor of Viral Oncology at University College London (UCL) and will be the fourth SAC Chair since IAVI was established in 1996. Margaret McGlynn, President and CEO of IAVI, commented, “We are delighted that Dr. Weiss, a pioneer in HIV research whose laboratory made seminal findings on the pathogenesis of HIV infection, is rejoining IAVI’s Scientific Advisory Committee to serve as its Chairman. In this capacity, Dr. Weiss will lead a newly reconstituted SAC to provide scientific and strategic advice and counsel to IAVI’s research and development efforts aimed at accelerating global efforts in HIV vaccine development.”

Full media release: July 09, 2013 – http://www.iavi.org/Information-Center/Press-Releases/Pages/HIV-Research-Pioneer-Dr-Robin-Weiss-Appointed-Chair-of-IAVI-Scientific-Advisory-Committee.aspx