Richard Novak

Harry F. Dowling Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases


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Dr. Richard Novak (Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC)

Infectious disease researcher and clinician Dr. Richard Novak has cared for HIV patients for more than 30 years and has led the Chicago area in COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research.

His research on HIV focuses on prevention vaccines and microbicides targeted at women at high risk for HIV infection and men who have sex with men.

Novak’s work on COVID-19 has included being the UIC principal investigator of multiple clinical trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, including the first clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in Chicago.


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