Beatriz Grinsztejn Receives 2021 Ward Cates Spirit Award

May 21, 2021

Beatriz Grinsztejn

Dr. Beatriz Grinsztejn received the Ward Cates Spirit Award during the 2021 virtual HPTN Annual Meeting. As the STD/AIDS Clinical Research Laboratory director and principal investigator of the FIOCRUZ HIV Prevention and Therapeutic Clinical Trials Unit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she was recognized for her outstanding commitment, leadership, and scientific excellence in promoting health among groups vulnerable to HIV infection. Dr. Grinsztejn currently serves many roles in the Network, including HPTN 083 protocol co-chair, HPTN Scientific Committee member, HPTN CTU and CRS principal investigator, and HPTN Scholars mentor. The award honors the legacy of Dr. Willard (Ward) Cates Jr., a dedicated steward of the HPTN scientific and research programs and a respected scientist who contributed to groundbreaking contraceptive and HIV prevention research.