Tim Gill is a Colorado native, entrepreneur, and activist for positive social change who actively supports equal rights and opportunity for every citizen. He works to counter discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender expression and his foundation has been a major factor in advancing equality and human rights for the LGBTQ community across the nation. A recipient of the University of Colorado Distinguished Service Award in 1996, Gill endowed the Tim Gill Professorship in Infectious Diseases in 1998.
The Professorship was established to support HIV research at the University of Colorado and to promote HIV education at the University and within the Colorado community. This Professorship is currently held by Division Head Dr. Eric Poeschla, who leads an NIH-funded research program that investigates the processes by which HIV and other viruses replicate, affect the immune system, and are countered by the immune system.
Each year a Tim Gill Distinguished Lecturer is selected based on expertise in HIV research and care, for their skill in teaching and for their humanism that informs and enhances their communities and the world.
December 8, 2021
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Co-founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health
"Ebola in West Africa: Lessons for Responding to COVID-19"
October 21, 2020
Jeremy Luban, MD
David J. Friedlander Chair in Aids Research
Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Pharmacology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Innate Immunity to HIV-1 and the Effect of HIV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 on Innate Lymphoid Cells"
November 6, 2019
Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D.
Endowed Chair for Graduate Education and Director of Office of Education and Training
Fred Hutchinson Cancer institute
“The Potential of International Collaborations for HIV Prevention: Studies of Mother to Child Transmission“
September 26, 2018
David Cohn, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado -Denver, School of Medicine
"The History HIV/AIDS in Colorado: Discovery, Controversy, Collaboration and Success"
November 15, 2017
Steven Deeks, MD
Professor of Medicine in Residence
Department of Medicine, University of California - San Francisco
“An HIV Cure: Why it is Needed and How It Might be Achieved?”
September 14, 2016
Robert Grant, MD MPH
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes
Chief Medical Officer, San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
“Scaling up PrEP for impact”
August 26, 2015
Paula Cannon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.
“Could Gene and Cell Therapies Cure HIV?”
May 14, 2014
Warner C. Greene, MD PhD
Director, Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology
Nick and Sue Hellmann Distinguished Professor of Translational Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, University of California -San Francisco
Executive Chairman, Accordia Global Health Foundation
"How HIV Causes AIDS: How Do CD4 T-Cells Die?"
April 10, 2013
David Margolis, MD
Professor of Medicine, Microbiology & Immunology, Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Assembling the Tools to Clear HIV Infection: Contributions from Virology and Immunology"
April 9, 2012
Kenneth E. Sherman, MD PhD
Professor, Division Director, Division of Digestive Diseases
University of Cincinnatti College of Medicine
March 8, 2011
Paul A. Volberding, MD
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California - San Francisco
Chief, Medical Services San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Co-Director, UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research
"The Ongoing Relationship Between HIV and Cancer"
March 31, 2010
Carlos del Rio, MD
Professor and Chair, Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health
Co-Director for the Clinical Science and International Research Core
Emory Center for AIDS Research
"Challenges for Providing HIV Care to Hard-to-Reach Populations in the US"
May 27, 2009
Gerald Friedland, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health
Director, Yale AIDS Program Yale University
"Confronting HIV and XDR (Extremely Drug Resistant) TB in South Africa"
March 26, 2008
Kenneth Mayer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Community Health
Director, Brown University AIDS Program, Brown University
“Biological Interventions to Prevent HIV: Pitfalls and Promise”
May 16, 2007
Judith S. Currier, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCLA Center for AIDS Research and Education
Co-Director, CARE Center
“HIV in Women in America”
May 3, 2006
Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Harlem Hospital Center
“The HIV Epidemic: Can it Transform the Health Care System Globally?”
March 4, 2002
Roberto Badaro, MD
Salvador, Bahia Brazil
“HIV in Brazil: The Intersection of the HIV Epidemic and Tropical Diseases”
MAY 17, 2000
Samuel A. Bozzette, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Senior Natural Scientist, RAND
“HIV Healthcare Treatment in the United States”
March 31, 1999
Bruce D. Walker, MD
Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Harvard Medical School
“Host Factors in the Control of HIV-1 Infection”