Week 5 of TED2020 featured wide-ranging discussions on the quest for a coronavirus vaccine, the future of the art world, what it’s like to lead a country during a pandemic and much more. Below, a recap of insights shared. Jerome Kim, Director General of the International Vaccine Institute Big idea: There’s a lot of work […]Continue reading
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Dr. Jerome Kim's depth and breadth of scientific experience spans basic research through advanced clinical development. Before becoming director general of the International Vaccine Institute, Kim was principal deputy and chief of Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis in the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) and also served as the project manager for the HIV Vaccines and Advanced Concepts Evaluation Project Management Offices, US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Fort Detrick, Maryland. He led the Army's Phase III HIV vaccine trial (RV144), which was the first demonstration that an HIV vaccine could protect against infection, as well as subsequent studies that identified laboratory correlates and HIV sequence changes associated with vaccination.
Kim's research interests include HIV molecular epidemiology, host genetics and HIV vaccine development. He has authored more than 250 publications and received the John Maher Award for Research Excellence from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2013. Kim is also an adjunct professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, with high honors in History and highest honors in Biology, and received his MD from Yale University School of Medicine.