Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award


HIV Center Co-director Gina Wingood, ScD, MPH, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award, along with Ralph DiClemente, PhD.

The Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award was created in 2009 by the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP) to honor Ryan White and persons who have made significant, national, and/or international achievements in HIV/AIDS prevention.

Ryan White, a rural, Indiana youth, contracted HIV in 1984 and became a national poster boy on AIDS until his death in 1990, a few months prior to his intended enrollment at Indiana University, Bloomington. The award plaque given to each recipient reads "In appreciation for your outstanding contributions to HIV/AIDS prevention and for being an exemplary bearer of the standard of excellence and commitment needed to combat HIV/AIDS.

Congratulations, Gina!