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Victoria A. Cargill, M.D., M.S.C.E.


Victoria A. Cargill, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Dr. Victoria A. Cargill is Director of Clinical Studies and Director of Minority Research of the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research (OAR) in Washington, D.C. Prior to her arrival at the OAR, she was Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the second African-American woman to achieve that position in the history of the university. She is the Founding Executive Director of Stopping AIDS Is My Mission, an AIDS education and intervention program that has assisted tens of thousands of adolescents of color in the Cleveland area.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Dr. Cargill completed her medical education at the Boston University School of Medicine. During her time in medical school, Dr. Cargill became involved in community education through a sickle cell outreach program and a program to provide health maintenance services to homeless alcoholic men. She was awarded the Bertha Curtis Award for clinical excellence and the Solomon Carter Fuller Award for compassion in medicine. Dr. Cargill went on to complete her medical residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and spent two years in community service at Brookside Park Family Life Center in Jamaica Plain, Mass. She was recruited to Case Western Reserve University after finishing a fellowship in clinical epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Cargill is the author of many publications, including a chapter in a recent Health Resources and Services Administration-sponsored publication on the clinical care of HIV-positive women. She was a member of the panel that authored the latest Department of Health and Human Services' Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents. She has also served on the editorial boards of HIV/AIDS Newsline, AIDS Care and several other journals, and has appeared in popular magazines such as Ebony.

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