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SAN DIEGO, CA, June 20, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Constance A. Benson, M.D., a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has been named a Worldwide Who's Who Professional of the Year in medical education. While inclusion in Worldwide Who's Who is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Worldwide Who's Who membership.
Dr. Benson's research interests are in the treatment of HIV-1 related opportunistic infections (in particular Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium complex), the pathogenesis and treatment of acute HIV-1 infection, complications of HIV therapies, evaluation of antiretroviral treatment strategies and new antiretroviral drug development, and capacity building and research training for HIV/AIDS in resource-limited international settings. She specializes in HIV-AIDS treatment and drug development and serves as a teacher and attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the university. She is involved in training others in her field and is the Infectious Diseases Training Program Director, as well as the Medical Director of the UCSD Antiviral Research Center, where she leads clinical trials related to HIV-AIDS therapies, hepatitis viruses, influenza, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. She is also the immediate past Chair and Principal Investigator of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Network, sponsored by the U.S. National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID).
Dr. Benson attributes her success to her longstanding commitment to academic medicine and the strong mentors who inspired her during her residency, which she completed in Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to assuming her current position, Dr. Benson was a faculty member of Rush Medical College and the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She also served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps at the Great Lakes Naval Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Benson, who is internationally-recognized for her research, received her B.S. and M.D. degrees from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a published author of over 200 articles and book chapters on HIV and AIDS that appear in numerous publications. She also belongs to several professional organizations, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America, HIV Medicine Association and the International AIDS Society.
Visit http://www.constancebenson.com and http://id.ucsd.edu/faculty/benson.shtml for more information about Constance Benson, M.D.
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