2012 A. Brad Truax Awards
Each December 1, in conjunction with World AIDS Day, the County of San Diego’s HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Services, sponsors the annual Dr. A. Brad Truax Award ceremony.
Honorees in 2012 included several UC San Diego faculty and staff whose dedication to improving the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS is unparalleled.
Dr. Joseph Caperna, a physician at UC San Diego's , received the Outstanding Service Award.
Dr. Theodore Katsivas, also an Owen Clinic physician, as well as Drs. Constance Benson and Susan Little from the UC San Diego AntiViral Research Center, and Dr. Jason Bailly of Hillcrest Medical Offices South received the 2012 HIV Community Service Awards.
We are honored and delighted that the San Diego community has chosen to recognize the work of these stellar UC San Diego faculty and staff members.
The Truax Award honors the memory of Dr. Truax, who was one of the first physicians in San Diego to treat people with AIDS and who chaired the first advisory board on HIV/AIDS in the county.