Dr. King Holmes, professor of global health at the University of Washington Schools of Public Health and Medicine, received the 2019 Distinguished Leadership in Global Health Award from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. He was recognized during a ceremony on March 9 for his deep commitment to improving the health of populations worldwide.
“King is the boulder in the lake that has made ripples far and wide,” said Dr. Ann Kurth, dean of the Yale School of Nursing, when she introduced Dr. Holmes during the award ceremony.
Dr. Holmes has participated in research on sexually transmitted infections (STIs) for more than 50 years and in research, training and technical assistance on human immunodeficiency virus/ acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and other STIs in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific for more than 30 years. He founded the UW’s Department of Global Health, where he served as the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health from 2006 to 2014.
Dr. Holmes is now director of research and faculty development for the department. He is also director of the UW’s Center for AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and co-director of the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research. He is also principal investigator for the UW’s International Training and Education Center on Health (I-TECH), which manages HIV-related programs in 20 countries around the world.Friday Letter Submission