|Cohen receives society's highest honor for lifetime achievement in research|
|October 18, 2005|
Dr. Myron S. Cohen, J. Herbert Bate distinguished professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in UNC's School of Medicine and of epidemiology in UNC's School of Public Health, has received the 2005 Thomas Parran Award from the American Venereal Disease Association.
The award, presented in early October at the 43rd meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America in San Francisco, recognizes lifetime achievements in sexually transmitted disease research. It is the society's highest honor.
Cohen is internationally known for his studies of transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and for studies concerning how to prevent transmission of the organisms that cause them.
Among his previous honors are the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Rush Medical College in 2000 and a National Institutes of Health Merit Award. He joined the UNC faculty in 1980 and now directs UNC's Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for Infectious Diseases.For further information please contact Ramona Dubose by email at firstname.lastname@example.org