2009 Center for Retrovirus Research Distinguished Career Award

Last Thursday the 2009 Center for Retrovirus Research Distinguished Research Career Award was presented to Dr. Irvin S. Y. Chen, Director of the UCLA AIDS Institute and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Medicine at the UCLS School of Medicine. Dr. Chen is an internationally renowned investigator in cancer and AIDS research, and has made significant scientific contributions to the study of the human retroviruses. Dr. Chen received an engraved crystal award sculpture and presented a special lecture, "Turning the Tables: Stem Cell Modification using HIV to Fight HIV," at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine campus.


Dr. Chen during presentation of his research to Center for Retrovirus Research faculty and staff

Dr. Chen's visit was sponsored jointly by the Center for Retrovirus Research and the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, and the Viral Oncology Program of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Since 2000, the Center for Retrovirus Research has joined with the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences and Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics and the Viral Oncology Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center to honor an international leader in retrovirus research. For more information on Dr. Chen and the award, visit: http://vet.osu.edu/1189.htm; for more information on the Center for Retrovirus Research, visit: http://vet.osu.edu/retro.htm.

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.