VIDD would like to announce that Curt Malloy, JD, MPH will become the new VIDD Administrator effective February 17, 2014. Curt has outstanding qualifications for this position, having received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Computer Science at Pacific Lutheran University, a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health, and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. Since 2005, Curt has served in various roles at the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), most recently as Senior Vice President of Operations and General Counsel. During his time at IDRI, Curt has overseen a professional team engaged in grants management, core technical resources, legal, human resources, IT, facilities and administration, and he has partnered in other diverse operational aspects such as finance, business development, alliance management, external relations and fundraising. His extensive experience in providing leadership within the Seattle and international global health, life sciences and development communities will be a major asset for VIDD in advancing our mission. Please join us in giving Curt a warm welcome to VIDD and the Center.