2018 John Carey Young Investigator Award

“a bottomless well of enthusiasm.”

Dr. Carey was a young investigator at Case Western Reserve University.

We honor the memory of John Carey by recognizing junior investigators who best exemplify the ideals of the ACTG and the qualities exemplified by him.

Awardees will have:

  • Made significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge about HIV and its complications in the clinic or the laboratory in ACTG-sponsored research;
  • Demonstrated a cooperative spirit with colleagues and commitment to service through participation in ACTG protocols and committees; and
  • Shown intellectual promise and commitment to advance to a leadership position within the ACTG.

This year's recipient is Bernard “Beej” Macatangay, M.D.

“Those who work with Dr. Macatangayare struck by his scientific insights, enthusiasm, and engaging but modest personality"

Educational Background

• B.S.University of the Philippines

• M.D. University of the Philippines

• Internal Medicine Boston University

• ID Fellow University of Pittsburgh

• Chief Fellow

• HIV Fellow University of Pittsburgh

 • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, and Immunology University of Pittsburgh

• Researchfocuson role of immunoregulatorypathways in chronic HIV inflammation, persistence, and immunotherapy

• 2017 American Medical Students’ Association Pre-Clinical Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

• 2015 Excellence in Education Award (Basic Sciences; Small Group Facilitator), University of Pittsburgh

• Co-founder, Fellowship of the Health Sciences, University of the Philippines

 • Protocol Immunologist A5315, A5321/A5341s, A5342, A5370, A5374 and previously A5286, and A5325/A5330s

• Member HIV Reservoirs and Viral Eradication TSG

• Member Immune Activation Working Group

• Former Member End-organ and Inflammation TSG

• Authorof 28 research publications in peer-reviewedjournals, including 7 ACTG publications -2 as first author and leading writing team of 3 new ACTG manuscripts

 • Has been involved with ACTG since 2008

• One of the exceptional young, successful, laboratory-based translational investigators in the ACTG, who are essential for the Group’s future success