Internationally recognised academic & AIDS researcher receives Honours

Posted 23 April 2015 by NISC under Announcements & Notices • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
Internationally recognised academic & AIDS researcher receives Honours

The Editor in Chief of the African Journal of AIDS Research (AJAR), Professor Alan Whiteside, has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to science and strategic interventions to curb HIV/AIDS. 

Prof Whiteside contributes to international policy through engagement with governments, the UN system and donors. 
He was on the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative's Policy Advisory Committee, SIDA/Norad Regional AIDS Team Reference Group, and International AIDS Society Governing Council.

Between 2003 and 2006 he was appointed by Kofi Annan to the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa and is Treasurer of the International AIDS Society Governing Council.

Prof Whiteside has been a member of the AJAR editorial advisory board since the journal's inception in 2002, taking on the role of Editor in Chief in 2013. His leadership has been integral to the continued growth of the journal. 

We would like to congratulate Prof Whiteside on this significant honour. To read Alan Whiteside's personal account of his investiture ceremony click here.

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