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Alexandra M. Levine, MD

Alexandra M. Levine, MD, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, and then from the University of Southern California (USC) school of medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She received training in internal medicine and hematology at USC, and in oncology at Emory University. Levine joined the staff at USC in 1977, where she is currently a professor of medicine.

Levine served as the executive associate dean of the USC school of medicine from 1985 to 1990, and is currently chief of the division of hematology. She also serves as medical director of the USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. Levine's research interests include hematologic malignancies and HIV disease; she has published over 150 articles and over 50 book chapters on the topic.

Levine began an active program of AIDS research in 1981, focused primarily on the cancers related to AIDS, and most recently on HIV disease in women. She has worked with Jonas Salk, MD, in the development and testing of a therapeutic AIDS vaccine.

Levine is a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute. She was appointed to the Presidential HIV/AIDS Advisory Council by President Clinton in June, 1995. Levine serves as chair of the Research Committee for the Presidential Council.

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