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King Holmes, MD, PhD, Chair, Global Health; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Global Health; Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology




Dr. King Holmes became the first William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the University of Washington effective Nov. 1, 2006.  Dr. Holmes also heads the Infectious Diseases Section at Harborview Medical Center and founded and directs the UW Center for AIDS and STD, a WHO Collaborating Center for AIDS & STD.  The Center for AIDS and STD includes the UW/FHCRC Center for AIDS Research, established in 1988, and several NIH-funded research training programs.  Dr. Holmes is also principal investigator for the International Training & Education Center on Health (I-TECH), a collaboration between UW and University of California San Francisco – one of the largest HIV/AIDS training programs in the world.

Dr. Holmes chairs the STI Working Group for the NIH HIV Prevention Trials Network.  He has participated in research on STIs for over 40 years in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Western Pacific.  He has authored over 500 peer-reviewed publications and edited 30 books, monographs, and journal supplements.  He has trained and/or mentored over 100 scientists involved in HIV/STI research and care.  

 Selected Recent Publications with Kenyan Scholars 

McClelland RS, Richardson BA, Hassan WM, Graham SM, Kiarie J, Baeten JM, Mandaliya K, Jaoko W, Ndinya-Achola JO, Holmes KK.  Prospective study of vaginal bacterial flora and other risk factors for vulvovaginal candidiasis. J Infect Dis. 2009;199(12):1883-90.

Ng’ayo MO, Friedrich D, Holmes KK, Bukusi E, Morrow RA.  Performance of HSV-2 type specific serological tests in men in Kenya. 
J Virol Methods. 2010;163(2):276-81.


Ng’ayo MO, Bukusi E, Morrow RA, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Obare BA, Friedrich D, Holmes KK.  Sexual and demographic determinants for herpes ximplex virus type 2 among fisherman along Lake Victoria, Kenya. Sex Transm Infect. 2008;84(2):140-2.
 
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