Honor for HIV Practice
April 12, 2011
The College of Medicine's HIV/AIDS practice – the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice – is the recipient of a Nourish Award from MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance) in recognition of its service to those living with HIV and in particular its commitment to proactive nutritional practices.
The largest HIV practice in the Greater Philadelphia area, the Partnership delivers primary and specialty medical care through a team of physicians and nurse practitioners with extensive training in HIV medicine, primary care, and infectious diseases. It is the only HIV clinic in the region with a full-time nutritionist on staff.
Jeffrey Jacobson, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, accepted the award on behalf of the practice. He acknowledged the dedicated work of Margaret Cauterucci, RD, the Partnership's nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, and her tireless efforts in providing nutritional assessments, education, and resources to improve the health and nourishment of patients of the practice. MANNA is a non-profit organization that prepares and delivers 70,000 meals each year to individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.