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The Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic: A Threat to the Nation's Public Health

Dr. Thomas Quinn
Head, International HIV/AIDS and STDs Section
Laboratory of Immunoregulation
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001 • 7 pm
Masur Auditorium • NIH Clinical Center

  portrait of Dr. Thomas Quinn

Dr. Thomas Quinn has more than 2 decades of research experience on parasitic and sexually transmitted diseases. Since 1985, he has held the position of Senior Investigator, and, since 1990, Head of the Section of International HIV/AIDS and STDs in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Since 1991, Dr. Quinn has also served as Professor of Medicine, of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and of International Health at Johns Hopkins University. hospital.

Dr. Quinn earned a B.S. degree in biology and an M.S. in parasitology from University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and a medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Quinn's postgraduate training included an internship and residency at Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York, a research associate position in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases at NIH, and a senior fellowship in infectious diseases at University of Washington, Seattle.

Board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Quinn is also a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. He held several other research and professional positions at U.S.P.H.S. hospitals, as well as at NIH and Johns Hopkins, before his current appointments.

Among his many awards and honors are the 1987 State of Maryland Annual Distinguished Physician Lectureship; 1994 Charles C. Shepard Science Award for Outstanding Scientific Publication; 1994 National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Special Recognition Award; and 2000 U.S.P.H.S. Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Quinn has also served as an editor, manuscript consultant, and editorial board and committee member for a wide range of medical subjects and has undertaken U.S.PH.S. international assignments, particularly on HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, worldwide.

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