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Congratulations to David H. Spach, MD, MWAETC Clinical Director and Principal Investigator, on receiving the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) 2022 Excellence in HIV Clinical Education Award

Dr. Spach is a professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington; clinical director and principal investigator of the Mountain West AIDS Education & Training Center at UW Medicine; and a clinician in the University of Washington’s Harborview Medical Center Ryan White HIV Clinic.

Dr. Spach has advanced HIV education and training with the development of the National HIV Curriculum funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration and three educational websites funded by CDC: the National STD Curriculum, Hepatitis C Online and Hepatitis B Online. He continues to serve as the editor-in-chief of the National HIV Curriculum. Designed to develop the future HIV workforce, the National HIV Curriculum is widely used by training programs throughout the United States and globally. Many academic institutions have adopted this curriculum to teach residents and infectious diseases fellows. The National HIV Curriculum has reached more than 55,000 learners who have registered on the site. The other three educational websites combined have reached more than 97,000 registered users.

In addition, for more than 20 years, through his leadership of the Mountain West AIDS Education & Training Center, Dr. Spach has lead provision of innovative education and training for health care providers in the 10 states covered by the center. He also serves as a mentor to many of the health care providers who use the center.

Dr. Spach has received many awards, including the Ryan White National AIDS Education and Training Center Award, and from the University of Washington, the Marvin Turck Outstanding Teaching Award and the Department of Medicine Paul Beeson Teaching Award.