Speaker's BiographySharon Hillier
Professor, Department of OB/GYN, University of Pittsburgh
Sharon Hillier is a professor and vice chair in of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her work is focused on prevention of HIV. Since 2006, she has directed a clinical trials network, the Microbiocide Trials Network, which includes an international team of investigators and community and industry partners from seven countries and three continents and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Hillier serves as chair of the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Advisory Council, which advises the U.S. secretary of health and human services, the assistant secretary for health, the director of NIH and the director of OAR on AIDS research programs, the development and annual review of the comprehensive plan for the conduct and support of all AIDS activities of the agencies of NIH. She has twice delivered presentations on HIV prevention to the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.