King Holmes, MD, PhD, became the first William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the University of Washington effective November 1, 2006, and also is professor in the departments of global health, medicine, microbiology, and epidemiology. He leads the Infectious Diseases Section at Harborview Medical Center; founded and directs the UW Center for AIDS and STD, a WHO Collaborating Center for AIDS and STD; and is principal investigator for the International Training & Education Center for Health (I-TECH), a collaboration between the UW and University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Holmes co-founded the International Society for STD Research (ISSTDR), serves as president of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Infections, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. He has trained and/or mentored over 100 scientists in HIV/STI research prevention and care. Dr. Holmes earned a medical degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Hawaii.
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