Lynne M. Mofenson, MD, FIDSA, serves as senior HIV technical advisor for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Washington, DC. An infectious diseases specialist and board-certified pediatrician, she received her MD with honors from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY, and did her pediatric residency at Boston Children’s Hospital and pediatric chief residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she also completed an infectious diseases fellowship. After several years in private practice of pediatrics and infectious diseases, she joined the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as assistant commissioner for the Division of Communicable Disease Control in 1985, where she was responsible for all communicable disease programs for the Department of Health, including the HIV/AIDS program.Dr. Mofenson joined the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1989, first as associate branch chief for clinical research in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Maternal AIDS Branch, and then as branch chief in the Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch from 2000 to 2014. At NIH, she was responsible for program planning and development and scientific direction of research studies and clinical trials in domestic and international pediatric, adolescent, and maternal HIV/AIDS infection. She directed the NICHD International and Domestic Pediatric and Maternal HIV Clinical Trials Network, and has been involved in the design and conduct of many trials related to prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and pediatric HIV treatment in the United States and internationally for over two decades. Dr. Mofenson also served as executive secretary for the U.S. Public Health Service guidelines for treatment of HIV-infected children, treatment of HIV-infected pregnant women, and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and provides consultation to the World Health Organization (WHO) on treatment guidelines in resource-limited countries. She retired from NIH in September 2014 after 26 years, but continues to serve on U.S. and WHO guidelines panels well as to be involved in research to ensure an AIDS-free generation and to mentor young investigators through her work at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
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