HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. Ross McKinney Jr. will share his personal observations regarding the rise and fall of pediatric HIV disease in America at the Fall Dean’s Lecture from 5 to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, in Junker Auditorium on the Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey. A reception will follow.
McKinney, chief scientific officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is renowned for his research into the natural history, prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV disease. Among his career highlights, he was first author of the key Phase I and II studies on Zidovudine (AZT) use in children.
In his role at the AAMC, McKinney leads an array of programs that support all aspects of medical research and training. He also represents the AAMC nationally on issues related to research and science policy, administration and workforce development, and education and training.