William G. Powderly , MD
J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine
Dr. Powderly leads global health initiatives as deputy director of Washington University's Institute of Public Health. He is co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. In returning, Dr. Powderly holds an endowed chair, the J. William Campbell Professorship, and leads the clinical activities of the infectious diseases faculty and fellows. He is a highly regarded specialist in infectious diseases, and has a long history with Washington University School of Medicine. He started his career at the School of Medicine in 1987. In 1995, he became co-director of the Infectious Diseases Division. From 2005 - 2012, he was Dean of The School of Medicine at University College Dublin, Ireland. Powderly has served in a number of leadership roles in his field, including as vice chair of the U.S. AIDS Clinical Trials Group and chair of its scientific steering committee. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups on HIV and infectious diseases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also was the first chairman of the HIV Medicine Association. Powderly is the author of more than 350 scientific journal articles and book chapters on HIV and AIDS. He also is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Deputy Director, Institute of Public Health
Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Powderly has been actively involved in HIV-related clinical research for more than 25 years. His own research originally focused on opportunistic infections, especially fungal infections, including cryptococcal meningitis, candidiasis and histoplasmosis. His initial studies focused on evaluating drug cocktails to identify effective first-line treatment for HIV. He has also been involved in research to understand the long-term side effects of HIV medications, particularly metabolic problems like diabetes, lipid abnormalities and osteoporosis.
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