Prof. Jeffrey Laurence Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

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Dr. Jeffrey Laurence is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Weill Cornell Medical College, Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and Director of the Laboratory for AIDS Virus Research at those institutions. He is the Senior Scientist for Programs at amfAR, The... read moreFoundation for AIDS Research (co-founded by Dr. Mathilde Krim and Dame Elizabeth Taylor). He is also Editor-in-Chief of Translational Research (the Journal of Lab and Clinical Medicine) and for AIDS Patient Care and STDs. His current research focuses on mechanisms of HIV and HIV-treatment-associated cardiovascular and renal disease, the thrombotic microangiopathies associated with complement activation, and microvascular endothelial cell injury in HIV and other disorders including, most recently, COVID-19.

Dr. Laurence received his B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1972, and his M.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 1976. He was elected a Rhodes Scholar to Oxford University in 1973 and was a Henry Luce Scholar at the Institute for Cancer Research in Osaka, Japan, from 1974-1975. He completed a residency in internal medicine, followed by fellowships in hematology and oncology at The New York Hospital and a research fellowship in immunology at The Rockefeller University, where he first became involved in AIDS.

Dr. Laurence is a recipient of the Clinician-Scientist Award of the American Heart Association, the William S. Paley Fellowship in Academic Medicine, and an “Award of Vision” from the Red Ribbon AIDS Foundation. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation.