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AIDS Vaccine 2010

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Biography - Dr. James Curran

Image of Dr. Curran James W. Curran, M.D., MPH, has been Dean and Professor of Epidemiology of the Rollins School of Public Health since 1995. He holds joint appointments in the Emory School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 2009, the Deanship of the School was endowed in his honor and he holds the position as the first James W. Curran Dean of Public Health. He serves as Principal Investigator and Co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Curran has been author of more than 260 scientific publications. He serves on numerous non-profit Boards and Committees locally, nationally and internationally, and has served as Chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health. He is currently Chair of the Office of AIDS Research Council of the National Institutes of Health.

Among his honors and awards is included election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1993 of which he currently serves as Chair of the Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice.

Dr. Curran came to Emory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he served for over two decades, most recently in leadership of that agency's HIV research and prevention activities.

Dr. Curran and his wife, Juanita, have two adult children and have lived in Atlanta since 1978.