Dr. Glenda Gray

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Dr. Glenda Gray

Dr. Glenda Gray is the President & CEO of the South African Medical Research Council . She is a Research Professor of Paediatrics at the University of the Witwatersrand, and a director at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto. Trained as a paediatrician, she was awarded a Fogarty Training Fellowship at Columbia University in 1999 and also completed an intensive program on clinical epidemiology at Cornell University. Based in South Africa, she is the Co-PI of the HVTN and Director of HVTN Africa Programs. She is a member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutch. She has expertise in the field of mother to child transmission of HIV, adolescent HIV prevention and treatment, and HIV vaccine and microbicide research.

Resources for more information

  • Overview of Glenda Gray's Research
    The development of safe and effective antivirals for herpes viruses, HIV and hepatitis infections. 
  • Glenda Gray – HVTN Leadership Profile
    Appointments, affiliations and researcher interests.
  • Glenda Gray - Featured Researcher Profile
    Gray helps lead the HVTN, the largest publicly funded global network working to develop a preventive HIV vaccine, headquartered in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is internationally known for her research on preventing HIV-infected mothers from passing the virus to their newborns. 
  • Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
    VIDD’s research aims at preventing, diagnosing, treating and understanding infectious diseases. There is a wide range of research topics under investigation across the fields of biology, medicine and public health. VIDD is organized into four research programs that integrate multiple research interests.
  • HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)
    The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is the world’s largest publicly funded multi-disciplinary international collaboration facilitating the development of vaccines to prevent HIV/AIDS. The HVTN conducts all phases of clinical trials, from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and immunogenicity to testing vaccine efficacy.


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