2018 Constance B. Wofsy Women’s Health Investigator Award

This award was established to honor the memory of Connie Wofsy. Connie was one of the pioneers in furthering our understanding of HIV in women and in establishing the ACTG’s original Women’s Health Committee, now morphed in to the Women’s Health Inter-network Scientific Committee. Prior to her death in 1996, she was a tireless advocate for women with HIV. Like Connie Wofsy, awardees must be active clinically in the care of HIV-positive women, active in researching questions important to women with HIV, active in the networks, and dedicated to successfully mentoring junior investigators.

This year's recipient is Catherine Godfrey, MD, FRACP

Dr. Catherine Godfrey

  • MD: UCSF

  • Medicine residency and ID fellowship SUNY HSC Brooklyn, NYS HIV Clinical Scholar

  • Infectious Diseases Physician and Clinical Head Medical Subspecialties Middlemore Hospital, South Auckland Health. TB lead, South Auckland

  • Named Fellow Australasian College of Sexual Health Medicine and Fellow Royal Australasian College of Medicine

  • DAIDS Medical Officer: broad range of clinical trials relating to therapeutics, clinical care, global health, women’s health and HIV cure.

Dr. Catherine Godfrey: Contributions to Women’s Health Research

  • Model for creative USG partnerships in clinical research

  • Significant contributions to research quality: clinical care, protection of participants, and laboratory diagnosis

  • Author and coauthor on multiple publications relating to clinical trials in HIV infected women;

  • Tireless advocate of increasing recruitment of women to clinical trials in the US;

  • Mentor and inspiration to numerous junior (and senior) ACTG investigators in women’s health research