New Member: Dr. David Charles Sokal

DAVID received his Medical Degree in 1976.  After completing a Pediatric Residency, David joined The Centers For Disease Control, in Atlanta.  He sought an international assignment, and, due to his fluency in French, The Centers For Disease Control sent him to Burkina Faso, West Africa.  David worked there for 5 years, mostly on expanding childhood immunization programs.  Returning to the United States in 1987, David joined FHI 360, in Durham, and worked on HIV prevention and family planning research for 25 years.  In 2014, David co-founded The Male Contraceptive Initiative — a non-profit whose mission is to help develop new, non-hormonal, reversible contraceptives for men.  To date, The Male Contraceptive Initiative has awarded research grants of approximately $3 Million Dollars.  David and his wife have 3 sons and 1 grandson.  David plays duplicate bridge and enjoys kayaking and bicycling.  He is a long-time admirer of Rotary’s support for polio eradication and hopes to learn a lot from the folks in Rotary.  David is sponsored by Ann Evans.  Welcome, David!


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