1957 – 2019
Kevin Robertson, PhD, Professor of Neurology and the director of the AIDS Neurological Center at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, was a dedicated investigator and passionate mentor in the ACTG, past chair of the Neurology Collaborative Science Group, and protocol team chair and member for several important studies. Kevin led global research initiatives in neurological complications of HIV and trained clinicians and researchers all over the world to establish research capacity in neuropsychological testing in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, India, Thailand, Peru, and Zimbabwe. He was passionate about studying the relationships among HIV cognitive disorders, ART and inflammation and HIV persistence in the CNS and most recently was the co-first author on “Persistent HIV-infected cells in cerebrospinal fluid are associated with poorer neurocognitive performance,” a Journal of Clinical Investigation paper highlighted below. We will miss Kevin’s brilliant mind and sharp wit, his thoughtfulness, respect for colleagues and enduring commitment to mentoring young investigators around the world.