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Alan E. Greenberg, M.D., M.P.H., to Receive National Award From the American College of Physicians

Alan E. Greenberg, M.D.PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 13, 2015) — Alan E. Greenberg, M.D., a local medical epidemiologist trained in internal medicine, has been awarded the Alvan R. Feinstein Award for Patient Care in the Field of Clinical Epidemiology by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. The award will be presented at ACP’s Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 during the Convocation ceremony Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, in Boston, MA.

A resident of the Washington, DC area, Dr. Greenberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University.  He is also a Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine.  He is the Director of the District of Columbia Developmental Center for AIDS Research.

The Alvan R. Feinstein Award is given to an American physician who has made a major contribution to the science of patient care in activities that Dr. Feinstein, recognized as the father of clinical epidemiology, broadly defined as clinical epidemiology or clinimetrics, involving the direct study of patients’ clinical conditions.

Dr. Greenberg has published extensively in the area of HIV epidemiology in the United States and in Africa. Most recently, he and his colleagues have contributed to defining the epidemiology of HIV and to building HIV prevention research capacity in the District of Columbia.

From 1993-1997, Dr. Greenberg served as Director of Projet RETRO-CI leading CDC-supported international HIV/AIDS research studies in West Africa.  In 1997, he matriculated at the Harvard School of Public Health where he obtained an MPH degree.  He returned to the CDC in 1998 where he served as Chief of the Epidemiology Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP).  Prior to retiring from the CDC in 2005, he was appointed as Acting Deputy Director for Science in DHAP.

Dr. Greenberg is a graduate of Amherst College (B.A.), George Washington University (M.D.), and Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H.). He completed his residency training in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City. 

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