Sharon Nachman is a clinician scientist with over 20 years of NIH funding (U mechanism from the IMPAACT network) dedicated to developing clinical trials in children and adolescents. She completed her pediatrics training at Schneider Children’s Hospital, her Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx, and her training as a Physician Scientist at Rockefeller University, all in NYC. Currently the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Stony Brook, she has been involved in the development of over 25 clinical trials, including 10 as protocol chair and 8 as vice chair. All studies have enrolled, analyzed and were published, and have changed the way we assess, treat or evaluate HIV infected and exposed children worldwide. As part of her HIV related studies, she has also developed studies evaluating new and older drugs and vaccines in TB infected or at risk children. She currently serves as the PI and chair of the IMPAACT Network.