From HRSA eNews (7/16/20) - HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator Dr. Laura Cheever on was honored with the Lifetime of Leadership Award from IAS-USA on Tuesday. Dr. Cheever has spent decades both within and outside of HRSA working tirelessly to improve the care and treatment of people with HIV. She provides leadership and technical administration of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), which serves more than half a million people with HIV in the U.S.
She came to HRSA in 1999 to serve as the national director of HRSA's RWHAP AIDS Education and Training Center Program. Prior to joining the federal government, she was on faculty at Johns Hopkins University where she led a program to deliver HIV specialty care throughout rural parts of Maryland, integrated peers into the Johns Hopkins HIV clinic, worked as medical director of a methadone-based substance abuse treatment program, and served on Baltimore's Ryan White Planning Council.
Dr. Cheever is board certified in infectious disease and continues to see patients. As part of this award, the IAS-USA shared it is proud to honor Dr. Cheever for her talents, her dedication, her magnanimous spirit, and her passion for the work she undertakes on behalf of people with HIV throughout the nation.