amfAR Founder Mathilde Krim to Receive Award for ‘Galvanizing’ Nation’s HIV/AIDS Research
Dr. Mathilde Krim, chair of amfAR, has been chosen to receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal for her work in fighting HIV/AIDS. Krim has been awarded the medal "in recognition of her leadership role in galvanizing the nation's research effort against HIV/AIDS," according to an amFAR release. Daniel Strasser, executive director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Krill, called Krim "a pioneer in the front-line fight against HIV/AIDS," adding, "More than ever, the world needs positive role models who exemplify Mrs. Roosevelt's humanitarian spirit, such as Dr. Krim and her fellow award recipients." Dr. Helene Gayle, senior adviser on HIV/AIDS for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and former director of the CDC's National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, will present the award to Krim on Sept. 30 (amfAR release, 9/26).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.