Category: Keeping Up With Gen Y
June 14, 2011 | BY Tamara Bell
Dr. Peter Leone, Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, joins Keeping Up with Gen Y to talk about where we stand in the prevention, transmission, and eradication of the disease that more than 1.2 million Americans live with today. He also offers tips for how Gen Y can protect themselves against infection while taking ownership of their sexual health.
MORE ABOUT DR. PETER LEONE
Dr. Peter Leone is an expert on sexually transmitted diseases. He is associate professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as well as medical director of the HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
In 2008, Dr. Leone was appointed to a two-year term on the board of directors of the National Coalition of STD Directors, a partnership of public health professionals dedicated to the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases. That same year, he received the Marty Prairie Award, given to individuals or organizations whose work with HIV/STDs exhibits distinguished, bold, and innovative community service and/or advocacy that positively impacts North Carolina.
Dr. Leone graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Life Sciences, and received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
About the Author
Tamara Bell: Tamara Bell is the editor of Y Gen Out Loud. She began her journalism career as a reporter in Dallas, Texas. A few years later, she moved into politics and government, working for both Democratic and Republican members of the Texas Legislature. When not working on Y Gen, Tamara is a lecturer in the Advertising Department at The University of Texas at Austin. Tamara has a B.A. in Journalism from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.