In memoriam: Dr. Jeffrey Nadler

Jeffrey P. Nadler, MD, died this weekend after a long illness. His friends remember him as a mentor who gave of himself every day to those with AIDS, with boundless energy for the things he loved: Research, teaching, and people. He left Tampa a few years ago to work at NIH in HIV research. Most humbling is his gift of service to those with HIV in India, in helping to set up an HIV testing and care program there, in a time when HIV was still taboo.

Dr. Nadler joined  USF in 1987 and became professor of medicine and public health and director of research in the Division of Infectious Disease.  During his tenure here, he oversaw clinical trials that helped lead to the development of more than 20 antiviral drugs now routinely used to treat patients with HIV, including some potent new weapons for multi-drug resistant HIV.  He was a lead investigator for one of the earliest human studies of an HIV vaccine – work that helped establish the validity of the investigational therapy.

Dr. Nadler oversaw USF Health’s subspecialty training program in HIV research, mentoring dozens of fellows and consulting with infectious diseases faculty at Tampa General Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center.  He also served as a faculty member for the USF Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Training in India and the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center.

A Memorial is set for:
1 PM on Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friends Meeting House
130 19th Avenue Southeast
St. Petersburg, FL

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to either Partners in Health for care in Haiti ( or to the American Friends Service Committee (