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AIDS Research Alliance Is Growing: Meet Our New Staff

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March 13 2012

Carolyn Carlburg, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that AIDS Research Alliance is expanding its clinical, community outreach, and development capabilities with the additions of the following talented individuals: James Aboagye, Community Educator; Emma Brownell, Director of Communications; Artin Galoosian, Clinical Research Assistant; and Lilian Miller, Director of Development. These four new staff members will support AIDS Research Alliance as it moves forward with its promising cure research and ongoing role in vaccine and treatment research. See our full staff list here.

James Aboagye, Community Educator

James Aboagye is a recent graduate of UCLA, where he earned his B.S in Anthropology and was active in many AIDS Awareness and Education projects. His parents are Ghanaian immigrants, and he is very proud of the culture they have instilled in him. James plans to pursue MD and MPH degrees, and then to open a clinic in Ghana serving the people with basic medical and AIDS health needs. 

Emma Brownell, Director of Communications

Brownell After graduating from Brown University with a double major in Art History and Economics, Emma Brownell moved to Los Angeles, where she began her nonprofit work with Human Rights Watch. Since then, Emma has focused on writing, editing and communications - cutting her teeth at the online publication iMediaConnection.com, then moving on to Intent.com, and most recently managing the website for Maria Shriver's The Women's Conference. She is thrilled to be working for AIDS Research Alliance and believes that there is a cure for HIV/AIDS; we just have to invest in finding it.

Artin Galoosian, Clinical Research Assistant

GaloosianArtin Galoosian has worked in medical outreach and research for three years. Artin performed sustainable medical and public-health outreach in the rural communities of Honduras, and he wrote an HIV education and health promotion handbook in Armenian for community empowerment in Armenia. Artin has conducted research using carbon nano-technology at Nanomix, Inc in Emeryville, CA, and he has conducted molecular research on HIV at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and on tuberculosis at UC Berkeley. Further, he has worked on constructing a mammalian expression vector of a Ryanodine Receptor expression system at Harvard Medical School. Artin's passion for HIV prevention and education is rooted in his experience working with HIV-positive populations in the San Francisco Bay Area free clinics, as well as in international communities. Artin is a recent graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Public Health. 

Lilian Miller, Director of Development

MillerLilian Miller has over ten years of nonprofit, private industry, and consulting experience. Her drive for meaningful work led her straight to AIDS Research Alliance, where she will continue to guide development initiatives. Lilian holds a Master of Public Administration degree from NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, where she focused on nonprofit management and policy. Prior to ARA, Lilian worked at MLR Management, BrazilFoundation, and the Support Center for Nonprofit Management. Lilian is a College of New Rochelle graduate. She couldn’t think of a better way to spend her time than helping ARA find the cure for HIV/AIDS.

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