Houston: Martinez Steps Down as Director of Center for AIDS
February 24, 2003
Citing personal health reasons, L. Joel Martinez, director of Houston's Center for AIDS: Hope and Remembrance Project, stepped down Feb. 15 after eight years of leading the agency he helped found in 1995. He will now focus his efforts as the center's liaison and representative to the HIV/AIDS medical and research communities and maintain the agency's ties to decision-making organizations in his newest work for CAHR. Thomas Gegeny, the editor at CAHR, has been appointed interim director through the end of June 2003. Gegeny joined CAHR in 2000, focusing his attention on the center's publications. He is the president of the Southwest Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association and administrator of the Department of Publications for AMWA nationally. The center is a nonprofit, community-based organization that provides the latest treatment and research information to persons with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers.Adapted from:
02.14.03; Penny Weaver
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.