Athina Kourti, researcher at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics at the University of East Virginia and Emory University, was honoured by the CDC with the highest distinction annually awarded to leading scientists by the American government. The awarding ceremony was held in Atlanta, in May 2007.
Athina Kourti is a distinguished graduate and Doctor of the University of Athens’ Faculty of Medicine. She specialized in Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Epidemiology at Emory and Johns Hopkins universities. She is also a holder of a Master’s degree in Public and International Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Thanks to an Onassis Foundation scholarship, she pursued her postgraduate research in the areas of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology and AIDS. She has published over sixty original scientific papers, and has received awards from the American Academy of Microbiology, the Academy of Athens, and several American universities and hospitals. Athina Kourti is currently leading clinical research projects in the US and other countries.