Dr. Cecilia Shikuma receives the Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award in December 1, 2018 for her outstanding contribution in HIV care and research.

Dr. Cecilia Shikuma was named this year’s recipient of the Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award. The Harm Reduction Services Branch of the Hawai’i Department of Health confers the award annually to an individual in Hawaii “for outstanding contribution in providing HIV/AIDS services.” The award was conferred in December 1, 2018 at the Church of the Crossroads in Manoa as part of the World AIDS Day commemoration.

The award was established in memory of Suzanne Richmond-Crum, former Director of the Hawaii Seropositivity and Medical Management Program (HSPAMM). Suzanne passed away in 2004 after serving as Director of HSPAMM for more than a decade.

Dr. Shikuma has served as an HIV care provider, researcher, grant reviewer, mentor, and consultant for over thirty years. Her research works on the chronic complications of HIV and her efforts towards an AIDS-free Hawaii through the ‘Hawaii to Zero’ initiative is truly an inspiration.

Dr. Cecilia Shikuma, 2018 awardee of the Suzanne Richmond-Crum Award, with Dr. Dominic Chow, recipient of the award in 2013.