Hyacinth Gala Honors Soldiers in the Battle Against AIDS

Eddy Arnold, PhD (pictured center), Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine was honored for his significant accomplishments in treatment research and development, and ongoing work on medical problems presented by resistant strains of HIV. Dr. Arnold developed lifesaving treatments, which helped transform HIV/AIDS from a fatal to a chronic illness. Dr. Arnold is one of the leading HIV research specialists, who recently won a $10.1 million grant, his second consecutive NIH MERIT Award, an honor bestowed on fewer than 5% of investigators. His team’s results are used worldwide to interpret new scientific and clinical research findings in AIDS research. Founded in 1985, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation is New Jersey’s first and largest AIDS service organization with eight offices located throughout the State, serving over 15,000 people annually.  Services include case management, treatment education, testing and counseling, and prevention outreach to populations most at risk of infection. The foundation honored Dr. Arnold at its annual gala on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Maritime Parc in Jersey City, New Jersey.