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Del Rio leaves chair for Grady post

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Usha Ramakrishnan is serving as interim chair of the department.

Dr. Carlos del Rio has stepped down as Richard N. Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health to accept the position of executive associate dean for Emory School of Medicine at Grady Health System. Dr. Usha Ramakrishnan is serving as interim chair and professor.

Del Rio chaired the department since 2009, during which time it has grown tremendously in both size and stature. Today it boasts 47 full-time faculty and leading programs in both research and education. His leadership has contributed to the expanded success of research centers and global collaborations. Del Rio has been a researcher and educator focused on HIV care for over 30 years. Lately, he has emerged as an expert on COVID-19 and has become actively engaged in addressing the opioid epidemic.

Del Rio is the principal investigator and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and has served in numerous leadership positions since joining Emory University’s faculty in 1996. He will remain jointly appointed on the faculty of Rollins and continue as principal investigator and co-director of CFAR.

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