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After five years as an integral part of the Centre's research team, Dr. Steffanie Strathdee is about to become as associate professor at the School of Hygiene and Public Health at John Hopkins University at Baltimore.
Stathdee's work at John Hopkins will build on her already notable experience studying HIV incidence and risk factors among marginalized populations. It was a tough decision to leave says Strathdee. "Working at John Hopkins will allow me to broaden my experience in HIV epidemiology to the international level. HIV/AIDS doesn't respect any national or territorial boundaries, so I decided 'neither will I'."
The 32-year-old received many accolades during her time in Vancouver, where she was the project director of the Vanguard Project, the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study and the Vancouver Lymphadenopathy-AIDS study. Strathdee's awards include a Young Investigators Award at the XI International Conference on AIDS and a National Health Research Development Program. Most recently, Strathdee was named one of the Top 40 Canadians Under 40 by the Financial Post.
Although she is excited about the possibilities waiting in
Baltimore, Strathdee's departure is tinged with some reluctance.
"The people at the Centre work well as a team and I'm really
going to miss everyone," explains Strathdee.
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