Myron S. Cohen is the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Epidemiology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his medicine training at the University of Michigan and infectious disease training at Yale University. Dr. Cohen is the Director of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease, and the co-principal investigator of the NIH HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians. Dr. Cohen’s awards include the Distinguished Career Award from the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases, the Smadel Award from the Infectious Disease Society, the O. Max Gardner Award from UNC, and the Award for Science from the State of North Carolina. Dr. Cohen lead the HPTN 052 trial which demonstrated that antiretroviral treatment of people with HIV infection prevents the sexual transmission, recognized by Science Magazine as the “Breakthrough of the Year” in 2011. Dr. Cohen is the author of more than 500 publications and two books. Dr. Cohen’s three decades of research has focused on prevention of the sexual transmission of HIV with extensive work in Malawi and the People’s Republic of China.