1409. Presidential Address: IDSA Update
Session: Plenary Session: Presidential Plenary Session: Cholera - A Recurring Menace
Sunday, October 23, 2011: 9:15 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom (East-West)


James Hughes, MD, FIDSA, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

James M. Hughes, M.D.
Biographical Sketch
James M. Hughes, M.D., holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, serving as Director of the Emory Center for Global Safe Water, Director of the Emory Program in Global Infectious Diseases, and Associate Director of the Southeastern Center for Emerging Biological Threats.
Prior to joining Emory in June 2005, Dr. Hughes worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving as Director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID) and a Rear Admiral and an Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service. He first joined CDC as an officer in the Epidemic Intelligence Service in 1973. He served as Director of CDCís Hospital Infections Program from 1983 to 1988, as Deputy Director of NCID from 1988-1992, and as Director of NCID from 1992-2005.
Dr. Hughes received his B.A and M.D. from Stanford University and completed postgraduate training in internal medicine (University of Washington), infectious diseases (University of Virginia), and preventive medicine (CDC). He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as well as numerous other national and international professional societies, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Among his honors and awards are the Distinguished and Meritorious Service Medals and the Surgeon Generalís Exemplary Service Award from the U.S. Public Health Service and The Secretaryís Open Forum Distinguished Public Service Award from the Department of State.



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