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Sheila Dunway MD
Sheila Dunway MD

My husband and I have recently moved to Seattle from the Baltimore/D.C. area. The transition to Seattle has been much easier for me, thanks to the affable and supportive team at the ACTU. As a physician with the ACTU, my responsibilities are to assist with the management of protocols, provide staff education, and evaluate lab test results. The most enjoyable aspect of my position, however, is the interaction with patients, which involves medical care, education, as well as emotional support.

My medical training began in Memphis, at the University of Tennessee Medical School (and spent my spare time worshipping at Graceland). I completed my internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. This experience provided me the opportunity to work with many HIV infected individuals, which was both challenging and rewarding. Therefore, I decided to pursue a subspecialty in Infectious Diseases and became an HIV Fellow with the University of Maryland/Institute of Human Virology. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and have a strong desire to continue working in the area of HIV research, so I am very happy to be a part of the ACTU team.

If you speak with me, you will likely notice a southern accent; I was born in Tennessee and grew up on a farm. This has shaped my interests outside of work, which include gardening, pets, hiking, and basically any other outdoor activity. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and spending time with my family and friends.

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Jane Hitti MD
Jane Hitti

Jane Hitti, MD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Washington, and is the Obstetric Medical Director at the Seattle-King County Department of Public Health. She has been involved at the University of Washington AACTU and PACTU since 1998. She is currently the Chair of the Women's Health Committee in the national AIDS Clinical Trials Group. Her research interests include how HIV disease and antiretroviral treatment affect women differently than men, and the effect of antiretroviral treatment in pregnancy on the long-term health of HIV positive women.

Through her practice at the Northwest Family Center / Madison Clinic, she follows HIV positive women during and after pregnancy. She also provides pre-conceptual counseling for HIV positive women considering pregnancy. The thing she finds most rewarding about working with women with HIV is: assisting women who desire a healthy pregnancy and family to achieve this goal.

In her spare time, Dr. Hitti enjoys yoga and playing trucks with her three year old son.

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University of Washington AIDS Clinical Trial Unit, updated 3/17/03.