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Encyclopedia > Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Founded 1988
Founded by Elizabeth Glaser, Susie Zeegen, Susan DeLaurentis
President Pamela W. Barnes
Chairman of the Board Dr. David Kessler

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was founded in 1988 by Elizabeth Glaser, Susan DeLaurentis, and Susie Zeegen. Glaser and her husband, actor Paul Michael Glaser, learned that Mrs. Glaser had been infected with HIV through a blood transfusion. She had passed the infection along to her children Ariel (born 1981) through breast milk and Jake (born 1984) in utero. The Glasers were unable to find appropriate medicine to treat Ariel, as all existing treatments were only focused on adults. Image File history File links Question_book-new. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Elizabeth Glaser, born Elizabeth Meyer, died December 3, 1994, as a result of contracting the AIDS virus during a blood transfusion in 1981. ... Paul Michael Glaser (born March 25, 1943) is an American actor and director. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood-based products from one person into the circulatory system of another. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Breast milk usually refers to the milk produced by a human female which is usually fed to infants, toddlers, and young children by breastfeeding. ... This article is about the year. ...

After Ariel died in 1988, Glaser, DeLaurentis, and Zeegen created a foundation to bring hope to children with AIDS. The organization's goal was to bring in money to help researchers in the fight against AIDS and its effects on children while also highlighting the fact that AIDS and HIV could affect children. Their three main avenues for fighting pediatric AIDS are to fund critical research, launch global health programs, and advocate for children's health. It is now the leading national non-profit organization providing funding and support for pediatric AIDS research and has expanded its mission to the worldwide AIDS pandemic. For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pandemic (disambiguation). ...

The foundation was chaired by Elizabeth Glaser until her death in 1994. Her husband, Paul, took over until 2002, and remains as Honorary Chairman. The current chairman is Dr. David Kessler, dean and vice chancellor for Medical Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California, USA. Both DeLaurentis and Zeegen remain members of the Board. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the worlds leading centers of health sciences research, patient care, and education. ... San Francisco redirects here. ...

Because of the high profile nature of Paul and Elizabeth Glaser, their efforts brought worldwide attention to the disease including a 1991 People Magazine cover, Elizabeth Glaser speaking in 1992 at the 1992 Democratic National Convention, a 2000 Beanie Baby named 'Ariel' which raised $3.4 million as a fundraiser, and a 2001 appearance before a United States Senate Committee by Paul Glaser. The foundation is a favorite cause of many celebrities including an annual celebrity golf tournament and several appearances on The Apprentice. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... People, a weekly magazine of celebrity and popular culture news, debuted on February 27, 1974. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The 1992 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas for President and Senator Al Gore of Tennessee for Vice President; Clinton announced Gore as his running-mate on July 9, 1992. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Teddy Beanie Baby A Beanie Baby is a stuffed animal made by Ty Inc. ... This article is about the year. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... This article is about the game. ... For the upcoming American season, see The Apprentice (U.S. Season 8). ...


Grants and Awards

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation provides several grants and awards to scientists performing research aimed towards the study and eradication of pediatric AIDS. The Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award is one of the many awards that the foundation offers through a competitive award application process.

Award & Grant Winners

  • Sunil Kumar Ahuja, M.D.: 2001 Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award [1]

Sunil K. Ahuja, MD Sunil Kumar Ahuja, M.D. (born March 13, 1961[1]) is a professor of Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Biochemistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and an expert on the role of immunogenetics on HIV pathogenesis. ...


  1. ^ http://www.uthscsa.edu/opa/issues/new34-2/ahuja.html UTHSCSA News, January 12, 2001, Accessed April 11, 2008.

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