Jerome H. Kim, M.D., is the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI). He served as the Principal Deputy and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis at MHRP, in addition to being the Project Manager for the HIV Vaccines and Advanced Concepts Evaluation Project Management Offices, U.S. Army Medical Material Development Activity U.S.A., Kim was a professor within the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
From 2004 – 2009 he led the Army’s Phase III HIV vaccine trial (RV144), the first demonstration that an HIV vaccine could protect against infection, as well as subsequent studies that identified laboratory correlates of protection and sequence changes in breakthrough HIV infections after vaccination.
Kim graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his training in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Duke University Medical Center. In 2013 he received the John Maher Award for Research Excellence from the Department of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Throughout his career to date, Kim has authored over 200 publications.