Kathleen McManus, MD

Class Year



Posted on: June 23, 2023

Kathleen McManus, MD, Res ’13, Fel ’17, MSCR, MSDS, was recently awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases providing $2.9 million in funding over the next four years to identify how to improve viral suppression for people with HIV with low incomes and how to reduce viral suppression disparities for this population that are related to race/ethnicity.
McManus is an assistant professor in the School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine. The award will support McManus and her collaborators in their work to identify specific policies and programs that can increase the numbers of patients who keep the HIV virus in their blood at undetectable levels. This desirable state, known as being “undetectable” or having “sustained viral suppression,” is associated with better health outcomes for individuals and reduced risk of HIV transmission to other people.
Read the news release from UVA Health announcing the award here.