Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry

Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree Lecture

The Mellon College of Science invites you to the University Lecture to be given by our 2012 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Honoree, Margaret (Peggy) Johnston.

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Margaret I. Johnston (S'72)

Friday, October 5, 2012
3:00 p.m.

Location: Carnegie Mellon University, Mellon Institute Conference Room, 4400 Fifth Ave., Enter from Bellefield Street.

Please join us for the reception to follow immediately in the Mellon Institute Social Room. The reception also serves as the Mellon College of Science Alumni and Family Reception for Cèilidh Weekend. This is part of the University Lecture Series.

About Margaret I. Johnston

Peggy serves as Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on TB and HIV vaccine research and development. She serves as senior technical alliance manager for the Collaborative AIDS Vaccine Development (CAVD) program and oversees a portfolio of TB and HIV vaccine grants and contracts. Just prior to joining the foundation in Sept 2011, she had a short stint as an independent consultant working with NIAID to revitalize their clinical trials networks, and with the foundation in support of the CAVD program. Her honors include a Department of Health and Human Services Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service, three NIH Director's Awards, five NIH Merit Awards, and several non-government awards and citations, reflecting her contributions to the fields of HIV/AIDS therapeutics, vaccine and prevention research and development.