Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 21

04:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.

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Debra A. Benator, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Professor, Department of Medicine, George Washington University; Director, HIV-Infectious Diseases Clinic, DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Address: 50 Irving Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-745-8301

Current HIV/AIDS Research Activities:

  • Principal Investigator, Tuberculosis Trials Consortium under MOU with the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, Division of TB Elimination:  Lead of Partnership with Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
  •  Principal Investigator: DC VAMC Site, DC Cohort, Development of A City-Wide Cohort Of HIV-Infected Persons In Care In The District Of Columbia. (PI Alan Greenberg and  Amanda Castel GWU Epidemiology and Biostatistics)
  • Co- Principal Investigator:  DC VAMC: Family Centered Advanced Directives in People Living With HIV: (PI: Maureen Lyon Ph.D., Children's National Medical Center)  

Current HIV/AIDS Educational Activities:

  • Director, GWUMC/VAMC Infectious Diseases Fellowship VA Outpatient HIV/ID Clinic Teaching Program 
  • Teaching Attending, HIV-Infectious Diseases  Fellow Clinics and Medicine Resident Clinics
  • Attending, Infectious Diseases Inpatient Consult Service
  • Teaching Faculty GWU Medical School Microbiology Course:  Tuberculosis and Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Current HIV/AIDS Clinical Activities:

  • Clinic Director for the HIV-Infectious Diseases Clinic at the VAMC in Washington DC where HIV and primary care is provided for approximately 1150 patients with HIV infection
  • Treatment of Hepatitic C among HIV-Hepatitis C co-infected  and Hepatitis C mono-infected individuals
  • Associate Director of Infection Control with oversight of HIV and Hepatitis Blood Borne Exposures, TB evaluation and TB isolation
  • Director of DC VAMC Directly Observed Therapy Program for Treatment of Latent TB Infection with 12 weekly doses of isoniazid and rifapentine