Carina Marquez Receives 2020 Teri Liegler Young Scientist Award


Carina accepting the award with Lillian Brown, Steve Deeks, and Diane Havlir
Lillian Brown (2019 recipient), Carina Marquez, Diane Havlir, and Steve Deeks 


Always serving the greater good and devoting her life to curbing the HIV epidemic, we continue to remember the remarkable life of Teri Liegler, PhD.

“She was a beloved faculty member and an incredible scientist,” said Diane Havlir, Chief of HIV, Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine. “Teri was one of a kind.” Teri Liegler died in September 2018 after an eighteen month fight with glioblastoma. Her legacy of advocacy for science continues through the Teri Liegler Young Scientist Career Award which honors excellence in science, and the promotion of collaboration and generosity to one early career researchers within our division.

Presented on February 12 at the 2020 All-Division Meeting, the second annual Teri Liegler Young Scientist Career Award was received by Carina Marquez, MD, MPH. At the ceremony, Steve Deeks, a clinician and researcher, spoke a few words on working with Teri Liegler and how her legacy inspires us to continue caring and fighting for patients.

Dr. Carina Marquez is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Director of Education in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). Her research focuses on elucidating the drivers of the large latent TB reservoir in East Africa and developing interventions to prevent TB infection and to improve the TB care continuum for HIV-infected and uninfected children and adults living in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the co-chair of HIV Grand Rounds, the Assistant Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic at ZSFG, and directs the SALUD clinic, a clinic within the Positive Health Practice "Ward 86" at ZSFG, that is dedicated to providing multidisciplinary care to monolingual Spanish-speaking HIV-infected patients. 

Congratulations, Carina!