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The San Francisco AIDS Foundation on Thursday named Judy Auerbach deputy executive director for science and public policy at the agency. Auerbach will begin work at the foundation in mid September. She is the previous vice president for public policy and program development at the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and also served as director of AIDS behavioral and social science programs in the National Institutes of Health's Office of AIDS Research. Auerbach's previous employment also includes serving as assistant director for social and behavioral science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
"Dr. Auerbach's breadth of work at the NIH as a social scientists, as well as her domestic and global policy successes at amfAR, makes her a great addition to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation," says foundation executive director Mark Cloutier in a press statement. "As the deputy executive director, Judy's passion and intellect will assist the foundation in its public policy efforts to focus on new HIV treatments and technologies such as microbicides, and cutting-edge prevention policy." (The Advocate)