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Sen. Ossoff Honors Dr. Carlos del Río for Heroic Infectious Disease Work

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff is honoring Dr. Carlos del Río, MD’s outstanding service to Georgia and the nation in the Official Congressional Record.

For over 25 years, Dr. del Río has dedicated his career to advancing research on diseases affecting the immune system and expanding access to health care for people diagnosed with HIV. 

Dr. del Río also recently became president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America where he continues his commitment to promote top-tier patient care, education, and research. 

Please find Sen. Ossoff’s Commendation to Dr. Carlos del Río here:

Sen. Jon Ossoff Honors Dr. Carlos del Río’s Service to Georgia

“Mr. President, I rise today to honor Dr. Carlos del Río, MD for his outstanding service to the state of Georgia and the entire nation for more than 25 years.

“Dr. del Río, a native of Mexico, is a distinguished and awarded professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine.

“He has been a leader in epidemiology and research on diseases affecting the immune system and issues related to early diagnosis of HIV, access to care, and compliance with antiretrovirals. 

“Throughout his years of service, Dr. del Río has worked with underserved populations to improve outcomes of those infected with HIV and to prevent infection with those at risk. His work has been published in multiple books and hundreds of scientific papers.

“The COVID-19 pandemic only sharpened the public’s ability to see Dr. Del Río’s leadership first-hand, with countless Georgians and Americans turning to his expertise and guidance during such unsettling times.

“Dr. del Río continues to excel at serving our country and our Georgia community. This year, he was selected as the new president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, where he continues his commitment to promoting top-tier patient care, education, and research.

“Mr. President, as Georgia’s U.S. Senator, it is my honor to commend Dr. Carlos del Río for his achievements and contributions to Georgia and our country.”

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