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We are excited to share that our very own Annie De Groot was selected as a recipient of this year’s AAPS Global Health Award!

View Annie’s acceptance speech here!

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists(AAPS) nominates one member annually for the Global Health Award, which recognizes AAPS members for their impact on their communities, both in the United States and abroad, through humanitarian work that may or may not involve the pharmaceutical industry, but which does improve public or global health.

In addition to her work at EpiVax, Annie is Founder and Chief Scientific Officer for the GAIA Vaccine Foundation. GAIA VF is committed to reducing the incidence of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect the under-served. The first program in started in  Bamako, Mail in 2001, and has provided free HIV testing and comprehensive care to thousands of people.

Here in Rhode Island, Annie founded Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic to offer free healthcare to underserved communities in Providence. The free clinic is an important neighborhood institution, and offers linguistically appropriate support to a primarily immigrant community where many do not have health insurance.

We sincerely thank our good friend Vibha Jawa for the nomination.