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Ann Chahroudi named CCIV Director

We are pleased to announce that Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD has been named Director for the Emory+Children’s Center for Childhood Infections & Vaccines (CCIV). Dr. Chahroudi is faculty in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases. She is also Associate Medical Director of the Family and Youth Clinic of the Grady Infectious Diseases Program and an Affiliate Scientist in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Chahroudi received her MD and PhD from Emory University School of Medicine and completed her general pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She returned to Emory for subspecialty fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Chahroudi’s research focuses primarily on HIV pathogenesis and cure as well as Zika virus infection of infants, with emphasis on translational studies in nonhuman primates. Her laboratory is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and she is a Co-Investigator in the Emory Consortium for Innovative AIDS Research in Nonhuman Primates (CIAR-NHP) and the Martin Delany Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE). Dr. Chahroudi is an elected member of the Society for Pediatric Research and serves on the Research Affairs Committee of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. She is an Investigator for the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) HIV Reservoirs and Viral Eradication Transformative Science Group and is Co-Chair of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network Protocol 2015.

Dr. Chahroudi is already invested in the CCIV community, and we look forward to her leadership for the center in this new role. She is a prior awardee of a CCIV pilot, and a co-investigator with other CCIV investigators on additional pilots. In 2017, Dr. Chahroudi served as the program officer for the Junior Faculty-Focused pilot program.

Many thanks to Martin Moore, PhD, previous CCIV director and to Bernardo Mainou, PhD, who has served as the interim director for CCIV since last fall. Drs. Moore and Mainou were instrumental in cultivating a culture of vibrant interactions and productive collaborations within CCIV.

To learn more about CCIV, please visit CCIV’s webpage.