Leo Borjon Leaves ARA’s Clinic Staff. Najee Boucher, M.D. Joins the TeamReturn to The Insider: News & Views
June 13 2013
Leo Borjon, a longtime member of the clinic staff, is leaving the organization to pursue a degree as a Physician’s Assistant.
Before joining ARA, Leo was a Spanish-English interpreter and researcher in the UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest and Palomar Pomerado Health emergency rooms in San Diego. Previously, Leo spent two years in Mexico on a church mission. There, he visited with people in their communities – witnessing living conditions and lifestyle choices that severely compromised their health. Prior to traveling to Mexico, Leo served in the United States Army as a biomedical technician on the ground in Iraq. Leo brought to AIDS Research Alliance a lifelong commitment to serving others. Leo will be missed!
But we are happy to announce that we have a new member on the clinic team—Najee Boucher, M.D.
Najee, originally from Los Angeles, joins the clinic after having completed a degree in medicine from the University of Lublin, in Poland. “I am excited to work at AIDS Research Alliance, where I have the opportunity to collaborate with a talented team of researchers as I study for the licensing boards,” said Najee. “I look forward to working on ARA’s clinical trials program and supporting its cure research targeting the HIV reservoirs.”
AIDS Research Alliance’s clinic, which is currently enrolling for a number of studies, was founded in 1989. Since then, ARA has participated in clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health [NIH], as well as the largest pharmaceutical companies that develop HIV and HIV-related drugs and vaccines.