A UCSD pioneer in HIV/AIDS patient care and research, Owen Clinic Director Dr. William Christopher Mathews, has been named a Diversity Champion for 2007.

The UCSD Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards program recognizes Diversity Champions each year for outstanding contributions to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.

Dr. Mathews is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Owen Clinic, an internationally-recognized center for HIV patient care and education. He has been a key figure in patient care efforts at the Owen Clinic since its inception.

For many years, Dr. Mathews has worked to resolve legal, political, and medical issues in HIV care on the local level, in California, and nationally.

Dr. Mathews and other awardees will be honored February 14 at a ceremony and reception with Chancellor Marye Anne Fox at the Price Center at UCSD.

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