Infectious disease specialist Connick to lead UA division 

Dr. Elizabeth Connick, a prominent researcher into human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has been named chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. She will join the UA faculty in April, coming from the University of Colorado — Denver.

Connick has been involved in clinical trials and laboratory-based translational research studies of HIV-1 infection for more than 20 years. Recently, she has focused on strategies to develop a cure for HIV infection.

During her career she has received research funding totaling nearly $14.2 million as principal investigator, $43.5 million as co-investigator and $121.5 million in other roles.

Connick graduated from Harvard Medical School, then completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York and an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Colorado.

She is currently medical director at the UC Boulder Clinical and Translational Research Center at UC Denver, among other roles there.