Each department may nominate three current masters or doctoral students or recent graduates per year for the Impact and Horizon Award. Their research should have direct impact on North Carolina.
On Thursday, April 5, Thibaut Davy-Méndez will receive one of the 2018 UNC Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Award for his work related to antiretroviral therapy resistance. Of particular import was his contributions to a study whose findings were presented at the 2017 Conference Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI): resistance to newer classes of antiretroviral drugs was significantly lower than older classes of drugs. These findings, Davy-Méndez believes, will help UNC HIV care providers inform their clinical practice.
A Research Assistant with the UNC CFAR Clinical Core, Davy-Méndez credits the support of his mentors Joe Eron, MD, and Sonia Napravnik, PhD.