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On the Frontline of Medical Discovery

Adolescents and AIDS:
Millennium Milestones

Dr. Lauren Wood, Senior Clinical Investigator, HIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch, National Cancer Institute


Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000 • 7 pm

Masur Auditorium•NIH Clinical Center

Dr. Lauren Wood

Dr. Lauren Wood, completed her undergraduate work at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, where she majored in biology. In 1984, she received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and went on to complete residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Wood pursued further subspecialty training at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and completed a fellowship in allergy and immunology in 1991. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine, and American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dr. Wood is a senior clinical investigator in the HIV and AIDS Malignancy Branch of the National Cancer Institute and a Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service. She was promoted to Senior Surgeon in 1994. She maintains an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.

Since 1994, she has served as coordinator of the clinical research program for HIV-infected adolescents; she also serves as a codirector of the pediatric outpatient clinic. Dr. Wood was the recipient of a National Research Award intramural NIH grant, and, in 1996, an NCI Division of Clinical Sciences Recognition Award.

She shares her professional expertise as a reviewer for the Journal of Pediatrics and as an Associate Editor for Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology. She serves on the Boards of Directors for The Children's Inn and Love and Action, and on the Cancer Advisory Panel for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. As a researcher, Dr. Wood is a principal investigator on multiple studies sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on the clinical investigation of antiretroviral and immune-based therapies in children and adolescents with HIV infection. She publishes widely on HIV, AIDS-related cancer, and adolescent health issues related to HIV. Dr. Wood has coauthored numerous scientific abstracts and publications. She is a sought-after speaker, having presented at national conferences and symposia on the treatment of HIV infection and its impact on children, adolescents, women, and minorities.

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