Elizabeth Connick, MD

Elizabeth Connick is a professor of medicine at the University of Colorado in the Division of Infectious Diseases. She is an immunologist with a specific interest in the immunopathogenesis of HIV-1 infection who is well known for studies of immune reconstitution in HIV-infected individuals, including immune reconstitution inflammatory syndromes and clinical trials of immune-based therapies. She is particularly interested in understanding the biological basis of sex differences in viral loads and hormonal influences on HIV-1 pathogenesis in women. Dr. Connick has had continuous NIH funding for her research since 1998 and has served as a reviewer on multiple NIH study sections. She currently is a member of the FDA's Antiviral Drug Advisory Committee, the Women's Health Inter-Network Scientific Committee, and the External Advisory Board of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Infectious Disease News and the Journal of AIDS. She is firmly committed to promoting the careers of women scientists as well as research on HIV-1 infected women.

Dr. Connick obtained her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College in 1978 and her MD from Harvard University in 1988. She completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in 1991 and her postdoctoral fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado in 1994. She has been a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado since 1994.

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