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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Washington Alumna Wins Young Investigator Award at International AIDS Conference

A recent graduate of the University of Washington School of Public Health won a Young Investigator Award at the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Ms. Jillian Pintye, MPH, received a $2,000 prize, sponsored by the International AIDS Society and the French National Agency for Research on AIDS and Viral Hepatitis. Five global awards recognize young researchers who demonstrate innovation, originality and quality in the field of HIV research, and are given to the top-scoring abstracts in each of the conference tracks.

Jillian Pintye

[Photo: Ms. Jillian Pintye]

Ms. Pintye is now a PhD student in nursing at the University of Washington and works as a research assistant in the department of global health. She won in the category of Epidemiology and Prevention Sciences, and worked on her abstract with Dr. Renee Heffron, assistant professor of global health; Dr. Jared Baeten, professor of global health, and Dr. Lisa Manhart, associate professor of epidemiology. Ms. Pintye’s research found that male circumcision was associated with decreased incidence of syphilis in women and HIV-infected men.