JOIN US IN LOS ANGELES FOR COPTIC ORPHANS’ 2019 GALA!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 | 5:00 P.M.
THE WATERFRONT BEACH RESORT – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
Join us as we celebrate 55,000 children in Egypt empowered and as we honor this year’s Leading by Example Award recipient, Dr. Raymond Schinazi, for his work on Sovaldi, a prescription medication that treats adults with chronic hepatitis C which has saved the lives of thousands of Egyptians all over Egypt.
Dr. Raymond F. Schinazi is the Frances Winship Walters Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology at Emory University and co-Director of the HIV Cure Scientific Working Group for the NIH-sponsored Emory University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). A world leader in nucleoside chemistry, Dr. Schinazi is best known for his pioneering work on HIV, HBV and HCV drugs d4T (stavudine), 3TC (lamivudine), FTC (emtricitabine), LdT (telbivudine), and sofosbuvir (Sovaldi), which are all approved by the US FDA and the EMEA. More than 94% of HIV-infected individuals in the US on combination therapy take at least one of the drugs he invented. Dr. Schinazi is the recipient of numerous awards. In 2018 he received the Global Hepatitis Award from the International Symposium on Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease (ISVHLD). He serves as a Senior Advisor for the International Coalition to Eliminate HBV (ICE-HBV). He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Microbiology. In September 2018, Dr. Schinazi received France’s highest civilian honor, the Légions D’honneur for saving millions of lives globally. Dr. Schinazi is internationally recognized as one of the most influential persons in the life science sector.