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Gregory C. Townsend

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases
Office location and address
81 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary
M.D., University of Virginia
Biography

Greg Townsend was appointed Associate Dean for Diversity and Medical Education at the School of Medicine in 2014. He shares general responsibility for promoting the educational mission of the School and provides leadership, information, and counsel to students, faculty, and staff to facilitate a positive experience for all as part of a diverse community. He leads the School of Medicine’s Diversity Consortium, and is a member of its Admissions Committee and Diversity Steering Committee. He also sits on the University-wide Diversity Council.

Dr. Townsend, a native of upstate New York, earned his bachelor’s degree at the College of William and Mary, and received his MD from the University of Virginia. After completing a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at West Virginia University, he returned to UVA for a fellowship in infectious diseases, and has been at the University since then. At the time he joined the faculty, he was one of a handful of African-American faculty members in the School of Medicine. He is currently Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Department of Medicine.

Dr. Townsend’s primary clinical focus is the care and treatment of individuals with HIV. He is associate director of the UVA Infectious Diseases Clinic, and principal investigator on several federally funded grants aimed at providing better care for patients living with HIV-AIDS. He has won numerous awards as a clinician and educator, and was an inaugural member of UVA School of Medicine’s Academy of Distinguished Educators.

Dr. Townsend’s interest in diversity has been shaped by his personal experience as an underrepresented minority in academic medicine, and by his clinical interest in the treatment of HIV — a disease that has a disproportionate impact on racial minorities, the poor, and otherwise disenfranchised members of society. He has been a member of the School of Medicine’s Diversity Consortium since its inception.

MD-INMD-ID HRSA Ryan White Part D - 2017-2020
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
August 01, 2017 – July 31, 2022
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates (CHARLI) 2019-2020
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2022
HRSA Ryan White Part C 2018-2021
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
April 01, 2018 – March 31, 2022
VDH CDC HIV Testing 2020 MOA Renewal
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
January 01, 2020 – December 31, 2020
MD-INMD-ID VDH Ryan White Part B 2019-20
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2019 – March 31, 2020
Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Resources and Linkages for Inmates (CHARLI)
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
July 31, 2017 – December 31, 2019
VDH CDC HIV Testing 2019 MOA Renewal
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
November 18, 2018 – December 31, 2019
MD-INMD-ID VDH Ryan White Part B 2018-19
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2018 – March 31, 2019
VDH CDC HIV Testing 2018 MOA Renewal #4
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
January 01, 2018 – December 31, 2018
MD-INMD-ID HRSA Part C FY15 EIS/ Core Medical
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
April 01, 2015 – March 31, 2018
MD-INMD-ID VDH Ryan White Part B - 2017-18
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2017 – March 31, 2018
MD-INMD-ID HRSA Part D WICY GY 1015-16
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
August 01, 2015 – July 31, 2017
MD-INMD-ID VDH Part B Ryan White Direct Grantee - e2VA Carryforward
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2017 – June 30, 2017
MD-INMD-ID VDH Part B Ryan White Direct Grantee
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2016 – March 31, 2017
MD-INMD-CAPUS Patient Navigation 2015
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 30, 2015 – September 29, 2016
MD-INMD-ID VDH Part B Ryan White Direct Grantee
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2015 – March 31, 2016
MD-INMD-ID Expanded Testing in EDGY15
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
January 01, 2015 – December 31, 2015
MD-INMD-ID CAPUS Patient Navigation 2014
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 30, 2014 – September 29, 2015
HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
April 01, 2010 – March 31, 2015
MD-INMD-ID VDH HIV Surveillance Pilot
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2014 – March 31, 2015
MD-INMD VDH Part B Ryan White Direct Grantee
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2014 – March 31, 2015
MD-INMD SPNS Mental Health
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 01, 2014 – February 28, 2015
MD-INMD VDH Expanded HIV Testing ED
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
July 01, 2014 – December 31, 2014
MD-INMD-ID CAPUS Patient Navigation 2013
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 30, 2013 – September 29, 2014
MD-INMD SPNS Mental Health
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
September 01, 2013 – August 31, 2014
MD-INMD VDH Expanded HIV Testing In ED
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
January 01, 2014 – June 30, 2014
MD-INMD-ID339-VDH-Part B-13/14
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2013 – March 31, 2014
MD-INMD Expanded HIV ED Testing
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
August 01, 2013 – December 31, 2013
MD-INMD VDH Patient Navigation Service
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
July 15, 2013 – September 29, 2013
HRSA HIT Capacity Building FY12-13
Source: U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration
September 01, 2012 – August 31, 2013
MD-INMD JMU Part B Ryan White Medical Case Management Services
Source: James Madison University
April 01, 2012 – March 31, 2013
VDH Part B Ryan White Financial Eligibility Screening
Source: Virginia Department Of Health
April 01, 2012 – March 31, 2013