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Discover, Develop, Deliver: Work on Vaccines for Global Health at the International Vaccine Institute, Seoul

Date/Time: 20 June 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Speaker: Jerome H. Kim, M.D.
Speaker Affiliation: Director General, International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea
Venue: John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kakaako, MEB Room 315 (Auditorium)

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Description: The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) was founded as an initiative of the United Nations Development Program to discover, develop and deliver safe, effective and affordable vaccines for developing nations. That mission remains central to IVI’s purpose, and the vaccines that IVI has been developing for cholera, typhoid, dengue and Middle East respiratory syndrome reflect the idea that vaccine development should not cease when multinational vaccine companies do not see an incentive to pursue vaccines for global health. The discussion will focus on IVI’s current portfolio of vaccines and will include a discussion of IVI’s future vaccine development plans for hepatitis E and group A Streptococcus.

Dr. Jerome H. Kim is currently the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 where he led the RV144 HIV vaccine trial and the post-trial search for immunologic and virologic correlates of risk. This work was recognized by the Maher Award for Research Excellence from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Department of the Army Research and Development Achievement Award for Technical Excellence. He has authored over 200 publications. In 2014 he was recognized as one of the 50 most influential people in vaccines. Dr. Kim graduated with High Honors in History and Highest Honors in Biology from the University of Hawaii and received his M.D. degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He is an adjunct Professor of Medicine at USUHS and the Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Health.
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