Cable veteran and C-SPAN cofounder John Evans was honored for his work fighting AIDS.
The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine awarded Evans a lifetime-achievement award for public service.
Evans -- chairman of Evans Telecommunications, former president of Houser Communications and a board member of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association -- is also a member of the Institute's advisory board, as well as the board of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
He has spoken about the AIDS crisis, including at a summit on world health philanthropy, and he was tapped in 1999 to head up a project to accelerate the development of an AIDS vaccine.
The award will be given out Sept. 12 at a ceremony in Baltimore.
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