Thursday, November 22, 2007

Entre Nous with Mark Wainberg

This is not exactly a pharmacy article, but I had to include it as it's related to HIV/AIDS and it features Mark Wainberg. His group's research in the 80's led to the discovery of 3TC, one of the most important antivirals on the market. Very few people seem to be aware that Canadians discovered this medication.

I've had the opportunity to hear him speak and meet with him. If you ever get the chance to do the same, I'd highly recommend it.

From the McGill (QC) Reporter:
Fresh off the red-eye from L.A. where he was visiting his grandchildren, Mark Wainberg poked fun at our photographer when it was suggested that he change his shirt for the photo shoot. "The New York Times never asked me to change my shirt," laughed the Director of the McGill AIDS Centre, over his shoulder as he hustled to his car to get a change of wardrobe. A leading HIV/AIDS researcher and activist, Wainberg is tireless; meeting with scientists, world leaders, industrialists and Hollywood celebrities in his ongoing quest to raise awareness and shape policies geared toward slowing the spread and, ultimately, eradicating the dreaded disease. Having donned a fresh shirt, Wainberg sat down with the Reporter to talk about where the world stands on the eve of World AIDS Day. ...more

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