The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research extends our congratulations to CFAR researcher Dr. Lisa M. Frenkel, who was named a 2017 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Lisa M. Frenkel, MD, professor of both pediatrics and laboratory medicine, was selected for her distinguished research on HIV infections in newborns, children and adults. She is noted for her U.S. and global health efforts to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to their infants, particularly in places lacking adequate healthcare and economic resources. Her research encompasses: why HIV infections persist despite effective antiviral therapy; why people treated for HIV continue to have higher cancer rates; and how drug-resistant HIV becomes established in children and adults. Frenkel is collaborating with bioengineers on a quick, affordable test for detecting HIV drug resistance. She practices at the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Virology Clinic at Seattle Children’s and co-directs the Seattle Children’s Center for Global Infectious Diseases. She also works as the Associate Director of the CFAR's Clinical and Retrovirology Research Core (CRRC).
Dr. Frenkel attributes this award in large part to the incredible collaborators and strong team of trainees and laboratory scientists she has been able to work with here at UW.