Wen Xie Earns PhD

Wen Xie, a PhD candidate in the Biological Sciences in Public Health program at the Harvard School of Public Health, successfully presented her dissertation, “Control of HIV-1 Subtype-C replication both in vivo and in vitro,” on August 27th. Wen was the 2013 recipient of the Essex Fellowship, named in honor of Max Essex and established to support students who work on HIV/AIDS research significant to Africa.

Leadership Acknowledged

Though most of their work is done quietly behind the scenes, Deeda Blair and Maurice Tempelsman have contributed immensely to the growth and success of the Harvard AIDS Initiative (HAI). To publicly recognize their work, Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), presented them both with the Eighth Annual Volunteer Leadership Award at a ceremony on October 20th.