In memoriam: Professor Mark. A Wainberg
“We have lost one of our true heroes”
We mourn the passing of Prof. Mark A. Wainberg. Mark Wainberg, was a highly respected pioneer for HIV research, advocacy and scientific advancement, he died this week at the age of 71 in Bal Harbour, Florida.
Professor Wainberg was the director of the McGill University AIDS Center at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital, professor of medicine, microbiology, and immunology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and the head of AIDS research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. We all knew him as a great doctor, researcher and activist. He brought, as IAS president, the IAS conference to Durban SA to motivate and advocate giving AIDS-related relief to developing countries. He was critical of politicians who ignore the problem of AIDS, including former South African President Thabo Mbeki.
Mark Wainberg was a true supporter of Health[e]Foundation since its start in 2003. He authored the module on Antiretroviral Drug Resistance for our first and most popular program HIV[e]Education. Despite his many obligations, he was always the first to respond to our yearly email on World Aids Day to all our authors with the request to update their module. Many around the globe will miss him.
Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and colleagues.