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Dr. Jerome Kim

Director-General of the International Vaccine Institute, South Korea

Dr. Jerome H. Kim is the Director-General of the International Vaccine Institute (IVI).

Dr. Kim led the US Army's RV144 HIV vaccine trial in Thailand, the first demonstration that an HIV vaccine could prevent human infection. In 2015, he became the third Director-General of IVI, an international organization with a mission to discover safe, effective, and affordable vaccines for global public health. During his tenure, the institute had a hand in the development of the oral cholera vaccine. Dr. Kim has been listed among the 50 most influential persons in vaccines and serves on scientific advisory groups to private and public organizations, the World Health Organization, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.