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Tim Gill is a successful software entrepreneur who actively supports equal rights and opportunity for every citizen.  Particularly, Tim Gill opposes discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression. A recipient of the University of Colorado Distinguished Service Award in 1996, Tim Gill headed a group of generous and prescient donors as the predominant contributor to establish a $1.5 million dollar endowment for the Tim Gill Professorship in Infectious Diseases in 1998.

This chair was initially held by Dr. Robert Schooley. Since 2005, Dr. Edward Janoff has been the recipient of this chair. The Tim Gill Chair in Infectious Diseases was established to support HIV/AIDS research at the University of Colorado and to promote HIV/AIDS education at the University and within the Colorado community.

Each year a Tim Gill Distinguished Lecturer is selected based on their expertise in HIV/AIDS research and care, for their skill in teaching and for their humanism that informs and enhances their community and the world. They share their expertise, perspective and experience with our faculty and trainees and also with our community.


Past Tim Gill Distinguished Lectureships

May 14, 2014

Warner C. Greene, MD PhD                                                                                                          

Director, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology

Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished Professor of Translational Medicine

Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
Executive Chairman, Accordia Global Health Foundation

"How HIV Causes AIDS: How Do CD4 T-Cells Die?"                                                                                

April 10, 2013

David Margolis, MD                                                                                                          

Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill                                                                                  

 "Assembling the Tools to Clear HIV Infection: Contributions from Virology and Immunology"

April 9, 2012

Kenneth E. Sherman, MD PhD                                                                                                   

Professor, Division Director                                                                                                    

Division of Digestive Diseases                                                                                                  

University of Cincinnatti College of Medicine

March 8, 2011

Paul A. Volberding, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, UCSF Department of Medicine. Chief, Medical Services SF Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Co-Director, UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research
"The Ongoing Relationship Between HIV and Cancer"

 March 31, 2010
 Carlos del Rio, MD
 Professor and Chair
 Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health and
 Co-Director for the Clinical Science and International Research Core of the Emory 
 Center for AIDS Research
 "Challenges for Providing HIV Care to Hard-to-Reach Populations in the US"

 May 27, 2009
 Gerald Friedland, M.D.
 Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
 Director, Yale AIDS Program Yale University
 "Confronting HIV and XDR (Extremely Drug Resistant) TB in South Africa"

 March 26, 2008
 Kenneth Mayer, M.D.
 Professor of Medicine and Community Health
 Director, Brown University AIDS Program
 Brown University 
 “Biological Interventions to Prevent HIV: Pitfalls and Promise”

 May 16, 2007
 Judith S. Currier, M.D.
 Professor of Medicine,
 UCLA Center for AIDS Research and Education
 Co-Director, CARE Center
 “HIV in Women in America” 

 May 3, 2006
 Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D.
 Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University
 Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Harlem Hospital Center
 “The HIV Epidemic: Can it Transform the Health Care System Globally?” 

 March 4, 2002
 Roberto Badaro, MD
 Salvador, Bahia Brazil
 “HIV in Brazil: The Intersection of the HIV Epidemic and Tropical Diseases”

 May 17, 2000
 Samuel A. Bozzette, MD, PhD
 Senior Natural Scientist, RAND
 Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
 “HIV Healthcare Treatment in the United States”

 March 31, 1999
 Bruce D. Walker, MD
 Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
 “Host Factors in the Control of HIV-1 Infection”

 *  State-of-the Art HIV-1 Research Laboratory. The Gill Foundation also helped the construction of one Laboratory.