Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.
Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., has been named Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine. Stevenson is an internationally known HIV/AIDS researcher. The many Infectious Disease programs here at UM, some of the most prestigious in the nation, will now gain from the stewardship of Dr. Stevenson. “His scientific reputation is unparalleled in the field of HIV/AIDS research,” said Marc E. Lippman, M.D., previous Chair of the Department of Medicine, who recruited him. “his leadership will help propel us to become an AIDS research center without equal in the U.S. or the world.” Dr. Stevenson comes to the Miller School of Medicine from the University of Massachusetts. He has spent the last twelve years as their Director of their Center for AIDS Research and building that program to the international status it now enjoys. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Stevenson finds time to contribute to many scientific societies and research boards. Most notably, he has been Adjunct Trustee for the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) as well as Chair of their Scientific Advisory Board for the past five years. In the year 2000 he was recognized by the National Institute of Health by receiving their Merit Award for his significant research efforts. Dean Goldschmidt recently said of Dr. Stevenson, that “[he] is an extraordinary individual whose scientific accomplishments rank him within the top 1 percent of his peers, and whose contribution to our academic reputation will be substantial. Furthermore, he will provide invaluable help in accessing an NIH award, center for AIDS research, CFAR-P30 grant, and establish UM as a top tier AIDS research center.” Dr. Stevenson will manage the division in collaboration with Michele Morris, M.D., Associate Professor Clinical Medicine, and Director of the Immunocompromised Host Section, who was recently promoted to the position of Clinical Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases.