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Gairdner Lecture ‑ Dr. King K Holmes,

Posted by GHO Admin on October 20, 2014 in Events

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Halifax Tupper Theatre A (Saint John Rm 218 / Moncton Rm 1711)

Title:  “STI Research:  Major progress, current challenges and future opportunities”

Join us as we welcome Dr. King K Holmes, Recipient of the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, 2013 "For global scientific contributions to the field of sexually transmitted disease and their effective treatment and prevention".

King Holmes (MD, Cornell, 1963; PhD in Microbiology, Univ. of Hawaii, 1967) completed internal medicine training at the University of Washington (1969), where he currently serves as William H. Foege Chair, Department of Global Health, based in both the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. His research on sexually transmitted infections began during a US Navy assignment during the Vietnam War to evaluate treatment‐resistant gonorrhea. His subsequent research with over 100 trainees and mentees has led to new diagnostics, new therapies, and preventive interventions for several STIs His trainees have helped repopulate academia with leaders in STI/HIV research and training. The overall impact of their research includes substantial reductions in the incidence and complications of STIs, including HIV infection, in women, men, and infants.

Dr. Holmes is a member of the Institute of Medicine, recipient of the CRDF Global George E. Brown Award for International Scientific Cooperation, and fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Society of Microbiology.