The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research is thrilled to announce that Mary Clare Masters, MD, has been named a Third Coast CFAR HIV-related Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders K12 Career Development Program (TC-CS K12) scholar. For her project, she will investigate whether objective measures of sleep quality are associated with frailty among people living with HIV. Masters is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Masters will participate in career development activities sponsored by the Third Coast CFAR Cardiovascular and Sleep Disorders Career Development Program, a multi-institution and cross-disciplinary initiative between the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (K12 HL143959).
Frank Palella, MD, will serve as her lead mentor for this project. Valentina Stosor, MD, and Richard D’Aquila, MD, are co-mentors on this award.
Masters attended medical school at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her research centers on identifying and implementing interventions to improve functional outcomes and promote resilience among older people with HIV.