The IAS-USA is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr Ada Adimora on January 1, 2024. Dr Adimora was Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her research focused on the epidemiology of HIV and STDs among minority populations, with particular attention to the roles of social, political, and economic factors in vulnerability to HIV and related outcomes. She was Principal Investigator at the Women’s Interagency HIV Study’s UNC site.
Dr Adimora served on the Scientific Program Committee for the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from 2017 to 2023. She will be missed, but the legacy of all of her contributions and kindness will endure in the hearts and minds of all of us.