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Jerome H. Kim, M.D

Jerome H. Kim, M.D


Jerome H. Kim, M.D., is currently Deputy Director (Science) and Chief, Department of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis, Division of Retrovirology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) (U.S. Military HIV Research Program), a multidimensional, international research program encompassing vaccine research and development, HIV prevention research, and clinical research. He also serves as the HIV Vaccines Product Manager, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, Fort Detrick, Md.

Dr. Kim, a Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corps, started his military career in the Air Force, assigned to the Department of Retroviral Research, Division of Retrovirology, WRAIR. After a brief exodus, he entered Army service in 2000 in the Department of HIV Vaccine Research, Division of Retrovirology, WRAIR. Prior to serving as Deputy Director (Science), Dr. Kim was the Chief, Department of Retrovirology, U.S. Army Medical Component, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand (2004-2008). He has also been the Chief, Biomedical Research Service, Tripler Army Medical Center (2002-2004) and Assistant Chief, Department of HIV Vaccine Development, MHRP (2000-2002).

Dr. Kim's research interests include HIV molecular epidemiology, host genetics, and HIV vaccine development. He serves as a reviewer for scientific journals and has served on consultations for the World Health Organization and the Global HIV/AIDS Vaccine Enterprise.

Dr. Kim is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Military honors include the Army Commendation Medal and Air Force/Army Meritorious Service Medal with three oak-leaf clusters, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Dr. Kim graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in Biology and high honors in History from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1980, where he won the Library Prize for Pacific Islands Area Research and the Arthur Lyman Dean Prize in the Humanities. He graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1984. Dr. Kim completed his training in Internal Medicine (1987) and fellowship in Infectious Diseases (1990) at Duke University Medical Center and was elected into Alpha Omega Alpha while at Duke.