Champion for Hope – Dr. James Curran
Today we’re celebrating Dr James “Jim” Curran, MD, MPH, a former AID Atlanta Board member and current Dean of Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, as our next #40for40#ChampionsOfHope!
Jim joined AID Atlanta as a member of the Board of Directors in the late 1990s and served two consecutive terms for a total of six years. Prior to that, Jim worked at the CDC for 25 years, leading the CDC task force charged with determining what was behind the first cases of what we now know as AIDS and then leading the CDC’s HIV/AIDS Division.
Jim became the Dean of Rollins School of Public Health in 1995 and currently serves as emeritus director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research along with other faculty appointments in the Emory School of Medicine and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
We cannot thank Jim enough for his incredible and groundbreaking contributions to the field of public health, and more specifically in HIV/AIDS prevention and research. Our work would not be possible without Jim’s years of passion and dedication to this cause.