Business Professors Available for Expert Commentary on Fighting HIV/AIDS

Article ID: 558548

Released: 13-Nov-2009 1:00 PM EST

Source Newsroom: University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Newswise — The following professors from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business are available for expert commentary on how public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help win the fight against HIV/AIDS in cities throughout the United States.

• Mary Margaret Frank

Professor of Business Administration

Mary Margaret Frank teaches tax and financial reporting at Darden and studies the integration of business principles and public policy objectives, as well as public-private partnerships. Her new course, “Public-Private Partnerships: Fighting HIV/AIDS in the United States” brings together graduate students from several disciplines (law, medicine, nursing and public health) at the University of Virginia to study how the development of public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help combat serious health crises, such as HIV/AIDS, in cities across the U.S.

Frank serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of the Female Health Company, which produces and sells the female condom to fight HIV/AIDS around the world. For her skill in “motivating and inspiring students,” Frank received the University of Virginia’s All-University Teaching Award in 2007.

• Mary Ann Leeper

Rust Visiting Professor of Business Administration

Mary Ann Leeper teaches social responsibility and entrepreneurship in Darden’s MBA program. She is senior strategic advisor for the Female Health Company, after serving as its president and chief operating officer for over 10 years. She is a member of the Female Health Company Board and is chair and board member of The Female Health Foundation, which she founded in 1994. She is also co-founder of the Business Woman’s Initiative against HIV/AIDS.

Leeper received a recognition award in 2005 from United Nations and global health agencies for her pioneering efforts in the area of women’s health, particularly relating to female protection and reproductive health.


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