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 LGBT 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.

Past Tim Gill Distinguished Lectureships


September 14, 2016

Robert Grant, MD MPH

Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes

Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Chief Medical Officer, San Francisco AIDS Foundation


“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, UCSF Department of Medicine. Chief, Medical Services SF 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 and

 Co-Director for the Clinical Science and International Research Core of the 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

 Senior Natural Scientist, RAND


 Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego 


“HIV Healthcare Treatment in the United States”


 March 31, 1999


 Bruce D. Walker, MD

 Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 



“Host Factors in the Control of HIV-1 Infection”



 *  State-of-the Art HIV-1 Research Laboratory. The Gill Foundation also helped the construction of one Laboratory.