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Tuberculosis in the 21st Century:
Old Problem, New Understanding

Steven M. Holland, M.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases


Tuesday, October 10, 2006
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Dr. Steven Holland received his bachelorís degree from St. Johnís College in Annapolis and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was an intern, resident, and chief resident in internal medicine and a fellow in Infectious Diseases. He first came to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in 1989 as a National Research Council fellow and Guest Researcher. In 2000, Dr. Holland became a tenured Senior Clinical Investigator in the Laboratory of Host Defenses. In 2003, he was named Chief of the Immunopathogenesis Section of the Laboratory of Host Defenses. In 2004, he began his current appointment as Chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

His research focuses on patient populations with unique susceptibilities to infection, with an emphasis on mycobacterial infections like tuberculosis and its relatives.

Among Dr. Hollandís awards is the 2002 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award, the highest honor bestowed on an NIH senior clinical investigator by the NIH Clinical Fellows. In 1999, he received the Special Act or Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service.

Over the last 5 years he has presented more than three dozen invited talks internationally, published more than 40 invited publications and nearly 90 peer-reviewed papers. He is also active as an editor and reviewer and has served on the editorial boards of the Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology, Journal of Translational Medicine, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is active in several professional societies and is currently President of the Immunocompromised Host Society and Elected Councilor with the Clinical Immunology Society.

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