Dr. Carol Harris is a Professor of Clinical Medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Einstein Institute of Global HIV Medicine. The Institute was founded in 2001, its activities being bound by its mission statement: "To break the barrier of ignorance and improve the quality of life."
Its purposes are (1) to teach AIDS medicine, (2) to understand and describe cultural, economic, and political barriers impeding the implementation of AIDS programs, (3) to act as a force for change enhancing HIV/IADS prevention and treatment by the development of model programs. The Institute has activities in all three realms and students are actively involved. Over the past two years several students have been involved in projects in Ethiopia involving orphan and vulnerable children care and support, rehabilitation of marginalized women, rural and urban development, and malaria prevention and control efforts.